Road side barbecue stands and barbecue restaurants dot the Southern landscape like fireflies light our summer evenings. Southerners will banter to the end of time over which barbecue is better — vinegar-based, mustard-based, white, or tomato sauces; then it’s dry rub or marinade — so it’s not surprising that we’ll never agree on the spelling either. The variations of spellings: barbecue, barbeque, bar-b-q, Bar-B-Q, BBQ, cue, and Q (this last one well before the age of texting abbreviations and misspellings). Well for what it’s worth Webster’s New World Dictionary and The Associated Press Stylebook say it’s spelled as barbecue. Well no matter how it’s prepared or how it’s spelled it’s enjoyed by all. So enjoy it further by checking out the Garden & Gun‘s June/July 2011 (now at newsstands) BBQ special titled “The South in a Sandwich” and their 21 favorite barbecue sandwiches across the South. So much barbecue … so little time.