6/5/2017 – BBQ 2


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Before the break, we had a food question, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL73, MD14) – Among the six standard meat/tofu items on the menu at the Chipotle Mexican Grill chain, the slow-cooked, seasoned shredded beef option is listed as what term?


Did not know. So, I’ve basically gone to Moe’s Southwest Grill more or less weekly for the last six years, and I don’t think barbacoa appears on its menu. I’ve been to Chipotle some, but I’m pretty sure I’ve only looked for chicken. In honor of this, I just might go to Chipotle this week and get some barbacoa.

Let’s answer some questions about barbecue. Enjoy!

1. The unique shape grill seen here would be used to prepare barbecue similar to what country’s cuisine?

Question 1

2. Name the Mexican pit-barbecued dish seen here. Made with either mutton or rabbit, this dish contains a laundry list of spices, and is served in the semi-transparent wrap of the skin of the maguey plant.

Question 2

3. If you were describing the barbecue sauce of Kansas City to a friend, what two ingredients would you emphasize? One of these ingredients is really only identified elsewhere in the barbecue sauce of western NC/northern SC, and the other barbecue sauce ingredient is found in the Memphis style sauce.


4. Name the specific cut of smoked brisket seen in the pan here. A few of the pieces in the pan definitely show you why it is given this name.

Question 4

5. Shown here is the partial logo of what chain of barbecue restaurants, especially popular in the Midwest?

Question 5

6. Name the chef seen here, who gained fame by being a subject of the first docu-like season of TLC’s “BBQ Pitmasters”, but then became a judge on the competition show-like future seasons of the show. He’s probably the most famous BBQ chef who isn’t himself a restaurateur or active cooking show host.

Question 6



1. Mongolia
2. Mixiote
3. Tomato and molasses
4. Burnt ends
5. Famous Dave’s
6. Myron Mixon

2 thoughts on “6/5/2017 – BBQ 2

  1. You forgot my favorite piece of BBQ trivia (mostly because it’s my brother in law’s restaurant)

    What is the only barbecue that has was served on a NASA space mission?


    Served on NASA space mission STS-33 on 11/22/1969.

    I know it’s not a good trivia question because you’d either know it or you don’t but I thought I’d share!

    Sent from my iPhone



    1. That’s very interesting! However, according to some research I’ve just done, I think the restaurant can claim “first” but not “only”. It seems that in July 2011 for the last space shuttle mission, STS-135, NASA prepared brisket up in space. And very excitingly, NASA has the recipe online! https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/567294main_American_meal_Formulations.pdf

      Thanks for sharing! I have some family in Macon, and I might have to visit that restaurant whenever I’m back in town.


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