At Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack, we’re passionate about providing our customers with the most mouthwatering barbeque in the Outer Banks. If you’re a fan of grilling at home or love creating your own BBQ masterpieces, it’s important to understand the differences between grilling and barbecue so you don’t use the wrong tools during the cooking process.

dreamstime_xxl_54538070Grilling Uses High, Direct Heat

When you use a grill to cook your meat, the high temperatures from the grill radiate just below the cooking surface of the grill grate. Since the heat is only coming from one direction, it’s important to flip the meat on all of its sides to ensure even cooking. Best suited for small and naturally tender cuts of meats, grilling works wonders for steaks, chops, chicken breast and seafood.

BBQ Uses Low, Indirect Heat

When you use barbecue as a method of cooking meat, the heat source cooks the meat indirectly, unlike most grills. The coals or flame to heat the meat are either far below or to the side of the meat during its cooking process. Best suited for large and tough cuts of meat, BBQ favorites include pork, brisket and ribs.

If you’re interested in trying the best BBQ North Carolina has to offer, visit one of our Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack locations today! Whether you’re in the mood for hand-pulled pork BBQ or a smoked beef brisket, we offer a variety of BBQ entrees for the whole family. Interested in catering for an upcoming family part our holiday? No problem! Sooey’s offers premier catering menus for all occasions so you can get your BBQ fix!