With strong Caribbean roots, Barbecue, known across the country as simply “BBQ”, is one f the most popular cooking styles in the United States. This tradition of cooking meat low and slow over an indirect flame has become as iconic in America today as Apple Pie and Baseball.

BBQ is as much a part of American culture as anything else, and who doesn’t love to head off to a BBQ party. With smoke billowing around blown by the wind, plenty of cold beers on ice, and more meat than National Beef, there is something special about going to a BBQ.

And with that in mind, here are some of the best taglines and quotes we could find about this All-American pastime. After all…. “It’s not just a skill, it’s a Superpower!”

Saucy Sayings


Everything gets related to sex at some point, and BBQ is no exception to this rule. So for the best in BBQ double-entendres…

  • A great place to get porked.
  • BBQ is like sex… even when its bad its still pretty good!
  • Better meat than down the street.
  • Everyone loves when I rub my meat.
  • I like my pork pulled and my meat smoked.
  • The ladies love my thick meat.
  • Ya don’t need teeth to eat my meat.
  • You pull my pork. I’ll rub your rib.

Drinking Problems?


BBQ and beer go together like eggs and bacon, and often includes bacon too. So pull up a chair and grab a cold one.

  • Light the pit and have a beer.
  • My drinking team has a BBQ problem.
  • Beer and BBQ. They are not just for breakfast anymore.

Where there’s smoke, there’s BBQ


BBQ is only half about the flames. A lot of it is also about the smoke, and you get plenty of it at a good BBQ party.

  • It’s finger smokin’ good.
  • That ain’t burnt, that’s flavor.
  • Where there’s smoke, there’s flavor.
  • Who says smoking is bad?
  • You poke ‘em…we smoke ‘em.
  • How do you like your steak burnt?
  • It ain’t barbecue if there ain’t no smoke.
  • Real BBQ is all smoke and beers.

BBQ Wisdom

Some sayings are more than just tawdry quirks. Grillers can get just as philosophic when discussing the delights of BBQ.

  • Amateurs practice until they get it right, professionals practice until they cant get it wrong…
  • Any one can put the heat to the meat, but only a few can truly barbeque.
  • If I am on fire, this is not a training exercise (please extinguish).
  • May you always be surrounded by good friends and great barbecue.
  • Life’s a game. Barbecue is serious.
  • Keep calm and eat meat.
  • If it ain’t barbecue it ain’t food.
  • Nobody has friends over to “microwave”.

Vegetarian BBQ?

Who says BBQ has no place for vegetarians…

  • Being a vegetarian is a big missed steak.
  • Save the vegetables, eat more sausage.
  • Meat is murder – tasty, tasty murder.
  • Vegetarian is an Indian word meaning “bad hunter.”

The best of the Rest

And these are the ones that we just could not resist including. So have some fun with our awesome taglines.

  • Barbecue that will make a grown man cry.
  • It doesn’t get any better than this.
  • If you’re looking, you ain’t cookin’.
  • Kill a cow, start a fire, the magic begins.
  • Life is to short for ordinary food.
  • Never trust a skinny chef.
  • Real men don’t use recipes
  • Relax… it’s just heat & meat.
  • I love animals (especially in a good gravy).
  • Relish today. Ketchup tomorrow.
  • Get sauced without the hangover.
  • Relish today. Ketchup tomorrow.
  • Get sauced without the hangover.
  • Bacon makes everything better.
  • When all else fails, add bacon.
  • BBQ – it’s what’s for dinner.
  • BBQ is a grate skill.
  • BBQ is what summer is for.
  • When was the last time you turned down BBQ?

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