Food Team: The Smoking Pig

Woohoo! So my buddy Mitchell told me about this awesome BBQ place on the way to Anderson. So last weekend my boyfriend and I decided that we would try it out and it was–HANDS DOWN–Awesome! So I took a few pics and decided that Food Team would have to come here! So… Food Team had its first official semester meeting last night.

  • The Place: The Smokin’ Pig
  • The Food: Awesome BBQ
  • The Location: 6630 U.S. 76 North (Anderson Highway)
  • The Hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
  • The Digits: 864.787.7827 or 864.646.5150

We decided to go on a Friday night at 7:00 p.m. right after the Opening Baseball Game of the Season (good call Food Team Cap’n). Needless to say there was a line out the door. There are a mixture of people there: families, old guys, and, of course, college kids. In the two rooms dedicated for seating (none of which can be saved or reserved before you order) our group of 14 were had a difficult time finding a picnic table (oh yes, picnic table) that would fit all of us. Unfortunately we had to split up. But for a while we were rolling 5 deep on each side. Now onto the food!

Above is a pic of my dish: Chop Pork plate with two sides — fried okra and their famous (as deemed by me) ‘Nana Puddin’. And then my boyfriend got the Chop Pork sandwich with a side of okra. It was delightful. The pork was moist and full of flavor. The rolls are made fresh and then slathered with butter. I saw them coming out of the oven last night.

Now something that South Carolinian’s will appreciate, they have all of the Carolina sauces. The have the Mustard based (Low Country), the Vinegar based (Midlands), and the Sweet Based (Upstate). I tried them all. I really liked the sweet and then I mixed it with the vinegar and then I still really enjoyed the mustard. Yummmmm…

Now, let’s take another look at this beautiful Banana Pudding. DELICIOUS. I seriously wanted to lick this little Styrofoam bowl but then thought  better of it.  You can also take a to-go order with you. I love that stuff!

I think it goes without saying that I really enjoyed this place and I cleaned my plate thoroughly 🙂 I forgot to mention, there sweet tea is great too, I must’ve been too overwhelmed by the yummy food in front of me.

My friendly food team (+/- a few).

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Today I am thankful for: 12 hours of sleep after an all-nighter AND for a beautiful 70+ degree day that allowed me to go hiking!

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