For years, Pink Pig Barbecue, in Cherry Log, has been on my list, but we always seem to be trying to get somewhere, on time, when we’re driving that part of 575/515. Today, we had time and I decided it was our day to give it a try. Owned and operated by the Holloway family since 1967, it’s a local landmark. It showed- we arrived around 2:00 and it was packed, like a national park in July. People crowding the lobby waiting for a table. This was not looking good, so I called an audible and we ordered carry out.
Knowing that this was possibly a singular opportunity to taste their wares, I went for a combo (brisket, ribs and pork) figuring I might not be back anytime soon. I added sides of sweet potato waffle fries and green beans, waited for them to call my name.
Harkening back to the early days of the pandemic, when you couldn’t eat inside most places, we decided to eat in a park. But I picked a crowded park, with no empty picnic tables. We ate in the truck. Wasn’t the first time. Won’t be the last.
How was it?
The ribs were very good, very meaty, without much of a smoke ring.
The brisket was good, not great, but definitely edible, particularly with their mustard sauce.
The pork was dry and flavorless. It took on the flavor of whatever sauce you chose, but didn’t stand on its own.
Now we know. And reading the reviews, apparently we missed a chance to try the “world-famous” garlic salad. Talk about tragedy averted!