So, I smoke my own butts and have my sauce down and rarely variate. I have it down to where when my wife goes to NC for family I tell her not to even bother bringing back Lexington BBQ anymore. Now, liver mush/puddin...yea, I haven't even tried, so a couple blocks, but BBQ? Not bragging, just speaking the truth. I rarely buy it and there are plenty of great smokers in Virginia.
I make a combination of a Carolina vinegar based sauce and mop sauce for my pulled pork, never a thick sauce. I toss the meat with it before food-savering and freezing as well as add more when re-heating.
My wife likes the Carolina red slaw...I like pretty much all slaw...just don't put flipping fruit in it!
Although my wife likes a sandwich with slaw, we skip the bread usually. my BBQ is...well, I just eat BBQ on a plate nowadays with anything else on the side. It's almost a shame to put excellent BBQ in a sandwich. So/so BBQ needs the sandwich, slaw, nachos, something to bring more to the plate.
The BBQ referenced in this thread I believe is vegetarian. That is on an entirely different ethereal plane, I simply cant relate. No hating here...I just cannot get my head around that one and one of my customers is a high end organic tofu maker that makes the wanna-be meat variations...I've tried them all. Seitan is another one I just cant relate to. I suppose this mock meat stuff makes some people feel better and that's cool. But, I totally get why this wants to be a sandwich!
If I am to make a hot juicy sandwich, whether BBQ or a burger; these days I am hooked on the sandwich sized ciabatta...onion ciabatta. A rugged flavorful bread with nooks and crannies like an English muffin to capture the rapturous goodness of all things wet, drippy, decadent and unctuous.
OK, I'm stopping there, my wife is out of town and...well...