Plan a Neighborhood Barbecue and We'll Guess What Part of Texas You're From

Jennifer Post

How will your guests spend their time at your barbecue?

Are you inviting everyone in the neighborhood?

Are you smoking any meat for the barbecue?

What warm weather month is ideal for your barbecue?

Are you offering classic accoutrement for your barbecue selections??

How far in advance are you starting the planning process?

Is there a time span for this barbecue?

Will you be making all of the food yourself?

How do you know how much food you need?

What are you asking your guests to wear?

Have you ever thought about having a whole hog on the smoker?

How late in the day will your party start?

Do you have enough seating for all of your guests?

How will you decorate the yard and table?

What kind of beverages will be keeping your guests cool?

Do you expect a hostess gift?

Are you renting any supplies for the barbecue?

What kind of entertainment are you planning?

Where are you getting the ingredients for your food from?

What side dishes can your guests expect?

Will you plan it so all the food is out at once or will you stagger it?

Let's talk dessert. How many are you having?

Which flavor of cobbler will be the centerpiece of the dessert table?

What's the one thing that has to be on the food table?

Will you offer people different barbecue style options?

Would you host a party like this again?

How do you want to spend most of your time at the party?

What's your favorite thing on the menu?

What's the first thing you do when all of your guests leave?

All said and done, was your neighborhood barbecue a success?

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About This Quiz

Did you know that in Texas, you don't just invite people over for a "barbecue?" That is, unless you are serving low and slow smoked meat that you've been whipping up for days. Now, if you want to have people over for burger and hot dogs, you invite people over for grilling. In Texas, grilling is meat cooked over charcoal or a high-heat gas flame. They don't expect a whole hog to be rolling up. They know they're getting classic cheeseburgers, steak or hot dogs. People outside Texas may not understand the different, but if you're going to visit or live in Texas, it's best to educate yourself.

There's one other thing Texans can agree on. Neighborhood cook-outs are the best part of summer. Some people have pools, some people have sweet decks and others have lawn games you can only dream of. Living in a neighborhood like that just begs for summer grilling. It can even be a potluck! Have all your neighbors bring over a signature dish and see what happens. Keep the lemonade and iced tea flowing, as well as the conversation. Dying to see if we can guess what part of Texas you're from? Plan a neighborhood barbecue in this quiz and we will!

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