BBQ Pork at a Legendary Southern-Style Pig Pickin'
Things like, "My buddy Jim Bob -- you know, the musician/health food guy -- he says this stuff is the best he's EVER had."
And "My buddy Tim waits all year for that church BBQ thing."
Naturally, I had to check it out.
I spend a fair amount of time in my hometown of Columbia, South Carolina nowadays (to say the least), and while I like to keep my Bay Area coverage rolling, I've got to share the wealth once in a while when it comes to the Southern gems.
This shed is usually dead empty, but it bustles during this regular event, the proceeds of which, apparently, make up an astonishing percentage of the church's annual operating funds.
And that's not even the half of it -- they'd already pulled a ton of meat off the grill and shredded it into giant metal canisters.
Canisters which were then rolled across the lawn on handtrucks to reach the meat-n-three assembly line that the church ladies had set up in the church building.
If BBQ hash (everything but the squeal!) weren't so dang delicious, I'd be terrified of this scene. But I know that what's in those giant metal buckets is likely pure gold.
No, hash and rice aren't vegetables, but who cares?
Especially after rolling home to sample the smoky, tender amazingness therein.
The hash was a little on the sweet side so I doctored it with some hot, vinegary chow chow relish and some green Tabasco. (LOVE that stuff!)
Shealy's mustard-based BBQ sauce on the side, just cause it so good.
Didn't even think to take a photo til I'd decimated the whole heaping mess with a frosty Bud Light, but you get the idea.
Can't wait til the next one!