A couple of years ago we had dinner at Beale St BBQ up in Maine, a place we'd dined at before & rather liked. I had ribs. After dinner I had one of the worst attacks of nausea in my life. I was almost certain that the problem was the shrimp salad I'd had for lunch rather than the ribs, but of course the association of the sensation & the ribs was powerful and kept me away from BBQ for quite a spell.
Had dinner in NYC with some UK friends last night. I looked up some restaurants in their vicinity & came up with a choice of Indonesian, Greek, Thai & BBQ. Naturally they opted for the one thing that's hard to find in Britain, the BBQ - Virgil's. It had been way too long for me, I figured it was time to try the stuff again. I went for the pulled pork.
Shortly after we finished, there was the nausea again, not nearly as powerful as before, but still evident & unwelcome. Maybe Virgil's just sucks. Or maybe my system simply can't handle that much rich, greasy, smoky & salty food any more.
So now I'm thinking that the event in Maine was a combination of bad shrimp & my reaction to BBQ, and that I've had my last BBQ meal.
It's not a huge loss in the cosmic sdheme of things, but it's another reminder of how time changes our physiology that I'd rather not have had, thank you.
You might test whether beef bbq has the same effect on you as pork bbq has.
Bourbon BBQ in Hawthorne seems to have settled down to a better level. I liked the brisket at Bourbon on several visits. I don't believe the new place (CC's on the other end of Hawthorne) offers beef bbq.