Happy Fourth of July weekend! In honor of this special time, I decided to focus on barbecue, which is particularly popular at social gatherings this time of year.
When I first proposed this topic, I didn’t realize the rabbit hole I was about go down while exploring barbecue places in the Grand Valley or even while looking at the definition or significance of the word barbecue.
“Barbecue” is the most common spelling of the word today. But why is it shortened to BBQ? Well, it turns out that it was originally spelled “barbeque.” The word originated in Spain from the