What an appropriate question! After an afternoon meeting in Jesup, I was heading back towards Savannah when I passed the barbecue place that I hadn’t seen until AFTER lunch. Since it had been almost three hours since I’d last eaten, I thought it would likely be okay to stop for a snack. When I walked up to the window, which was surrounded by the menu,
I noted that at the top right, the menu simply says “barbecue sandwich”. I didn’t need to ask what “kind” of barbecue it was. Barbecue equals pork. Period. I decided on a simple barbecue sandwich.
“Can you tell me what’s in your sauce?”, I ask innocently.
The sweet young lady at the window replied, “No, I can’t. It’s a secret. Only three people know and I’m not one of them.”
I try another tack. “Can you tell me how it’s based?”
“Is it mustard-based? Or tomato-? Or vinegar-?”
“Oh! It’s mustard.”
Right in the middle of the three, preference-wise for me, but a barbecue sandwich it is then. To go. When I opened it up in the car,
you could smell that mustardy smell, mixed with smoke. The sandwich appeared to have been pre-sauced, with more sauce added when it was placed on the bun. The sauce was very smoky, but good. In fact, my beloved (whom I offered a bite) seemed to enjoy it quite thoroughly. The sandwich was fairly sized, stuffed with pork and fairly priced. Next time, I’ll have to try the brisket, where I believe that a mustard-based sauce tastes best.