THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED.
On the way to a meeting, after flying into Jacksonville, I stopped off at the Georgia Pig in Brunswick, GA for some barbecue. I had eaten there two or three years back, but I didn’t remember anything at all about the meal. I blamed that on my memory – what I should have blamed it on was the general forgetfulness of the food.
When I see a place like this, I automatically think, “This has to be a winner.” Nope. Not even close. When I went inside, there were two folks in the place: the cook – who was working hard at the pit behind the counter; and the owner – an older woman sitting at one of the inside picnic tables, talking on a cordless phone. She was on the phone the entire time, talking about property taxes on someone’s estate.
The sign “Would you like pickles with your order”, implies that you have a choice. Nope. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s a pickle. Or more precisely, pickle juice. When it gets on your plate it ruins everything it touches.
So I ordered a half rack of ribs and a chopped pork sandwich, without a pickle. The ribs were non-descript. The barbecue sauce fairly weak. The sandwich bland. And there were pickles on the sandwich.It doesn’t even look particularly good. I know exactly why I didn’t remember eating at the GA Pig before – the food wasn’t worth remembering.
I was on tour back in the mid 90’s with a band from Virginia and we stopped in there and had a fantastic time eating some great BBQ..The owner let us try some “Gator” and it tasted good…Sorry to see this place gone…..The prices were reasonable considering the amount of food you got…