Hello agains Gal Durnit...I have to admit I was biased in favor of Eastern style BBQ until I made a few stops in Lexington @ the BBQ place just off business I-85 and all I got to say now is they are equally good...I find no fault in either...they both are delicious...the only difference I can tell by taste is between the vinegar based sauces. The little tomato base that goes into the Western style doesn't hurt the BBQ @ all as far as I'm concerned. The Red slaw just looks a bit different and the tomato flavor does alter the taste a little bit but it's not bad either. I'll take either if I can get'em. They are both delicious. Don't believe I'd have any qualms about walking across the street for one or the other. Just absolutley GREAT!