I want to start this blog with this statement: Pierces BBQ is truly a corner stone in Virginia BBQ. It has passed the test of time . But I am always amazed how well Pierce's is liked. I went there the Sunday after Thanksgiving day. The place was packed at 2pm .I haven't eaten there in year. I couldn't believe how much sauce was on that poor pig. I honestly could not identify any other flavor than that sauce. I was truly sad that pig would be sacrifice for a sauce sammich.Even worse people would think it was the best thing since slice bread. Maybe I was like that before I started the BBQ pilgrimage.Since I have started doing BBQ competitions, giving classes , lectures , catering and Judging BBQ. things appear different to me. I guess I have lost my innocence.I am glad that Pierce's is here , just a lot less sauce please. Remember the sauce should not be the "boss" , the pig has a bigger commitment! But really what do I know about BBQ?