Have you heard about our daily specials? Every Tuesday is Rib Night, where Costas Inn offers a char-grilled rack of Danish Baby Back Ribs, glazed with our tangy BBQ sauce and served with French fries and coleslaw for only $13.95! That’s satisfying for both your taste buds and your wallet. Bring a date, bring your family, bring your friends, or just come by yourself on a Tuesday night for Rib Night! To get you in the mood for delicious BBQ-glazed ribs, here’s a little info about the history of BBQ.
The History of BBQ
The first person to write about barbecue was the Spanish explorer Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés in 1526. Oviedo traveled throughout the Caribbean and what is now Florida. During his travels, he encountered the native Arawaks cooking meat by placing it on a rack above a fire. He called it “barbecoa”, which modern-day Taino descendants say is a mispronunciation of the word “barbicu”. Although this is the origin of the word “barbecue”, humans have been cooking meat over a fire pretty much since the beginning of time. Israeli scientists at the University of Haifa discovered in 2007 that early humans living in the area of Carmel 200,000 years ago were carefully selecting special cuts of meat to roast over a fire. Barbecue methods have changed several times as the cooking method was developed and perfected. Leonardo da Vinci even designed a turning spit with a built-in ventilation fan! Rotisseries went from hand-cranked to dog-powered to spring-loaded. It also became popular to own a smokehouse, and the barbecue became a popular social event. George Washington owned a smokehouse, and he often attended or hosted social events to barbecue meats. The first commercially produced barbecue sauce didn’t come until much later, around the turn of the 20th century. The Georgia Barbecue Sauce Company created the first commercial barbecue sauce, and in 1948 H.J. Heinz introduced the first nationally distributed barbecue sauce. Barbecue has a long history of meticulous perfection by many great minds!
Come Visit Costas Inn!
Costas Inn has been a family owned and operated restaurant for over 40 years. We were recently voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today. You may have spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass. We were also voted #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal! You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for anytime eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!