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Mar 13, 2010 12:27 PM

Where to post my multi-regional BBQ tour?

So I just joined Chowhound (longtime lurker) in order to post about my planned barbecue tour. Here's the thing... this is really an epic journey, and in my effort to taste every regional variation on the cuisine, I'll be traveling not only across the entire South, but in the Midwest (KC/St. Louis) and Texas' Hill Country. Sooooo... where do I post?

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  1. Hi-

    Separate posts querying the respective regional boards is the way to go, that way locals in each region would be able to give you the best advice for their home region.

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    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      there is a post on the quebec board that is also on the new england board for a similar trip was posted within the past week

      chowhound asked that specific quetions about quebec or ne be asked on those boards so the threads are not identical

      consistency is key

      1. re: kpaxonite

        Two different posts on separate boards is always preferable.

        In the case you mention, the poster had already made their request on both boards, so rather than creating extra work for the original poster by removing both posts and asking them to re-post separately, we simply clarified the geographic scope on both boards.

    2. You can try posting links to the other segments of your tour in each regional post, so that people with something to add to other parts can easily find the appropriate post - I guess you'd have to create each regional post first, then go back and edit them to add in the other links. Sounds like it could potentially become a fantastic resource for the community as a whole - thank you and good luck!

      1. Take a look at My Favorites and you can see how Scargod and I posted on regional boards about our road trip. Some good Q reviews too.

        1. Montyque,

          I have the same problem with my pursuit of the deep-fried breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. It used to be mostly a Midwest Board thing but now they have separated it into Great Lakes and Great Plains in addition to my home area of Minneapolis/St. Paul. As it stands there is a distinct rivalry between Indiana and Iowa with Illinois having a bragging stake but they are not on the same boards thus no interactivity. I like the expanded boards but there can be some drawbacks to a food type that transcends regions with a lack of comparative discussion. You can't always get what you want. Jimmy Hutmaker in Excelsior, MN told the Rolling Stones that fact and the rest is history.