Originally Posted by boogiesnap
...the sauce is play, whether commercial or not...cooking the meat properly is the challenge. ...
I think you hit the nail on the head.
I understand why people labor and tweak and sweat over developing sauces. To many folks, it isn't 'Q without a sauce. I also understand that it can be a nice profit center. I know that some people immediately drown that plate of 'Q with it before they even taste what was just served to them.
Typically, I like sauce on my plate to dip my onion rings or french fries in. More often than not though, if I start slathering sauce on the meat on my plate, it's to cover the flavor of a crappy rub or a poorly cooked piece of meat.