Texas governor Greg Abbott declared that "the most important thing about barbecue is sauce," while filming a video for the Independent Journal Review this week. His statement goes against the traditional Texan outlook that good barbecue doesn’t require sauce. He dined at Washington, DC’s Hill Country Barbecue Market.
He also spoke about how Austin is "ground zero for barbecue in Texas," and that the smoked meats from "Franklin’s [sic], that is just out of this world." Ribs are very important to the governor, as well as banana pudding, but coleslaw doesn’t do it for him.
During Governor Abbott’s inauguration earlier this year, Dallas-based Eddie Deen served four tons of brisket and 170 gallons of barbecue sauce.