If you have followed my blog, then you have heard my feelings on BBQ. For those of you who are new, I will sum it up. Pulled Pork is KING. End of story. I have been to Texas and had brisket and beef ribs, but for me, NC pulled pork is the way to go. I have had South Carolina style BBQ several times and it is like non other.
What makes it so different? Well, it is YELLOW! In NC, the western part of the state has a red tomato based sauce, while the eastern part goes more for a vinegar based. In SC it is a yellow mustard base that is King.
So yellow BBQ, what else could I find in Charleston, SC. How about this Onion Ring! Yes you are looking at an onion ring, not a doughnut. Although the batter was pretty sweet and did taste somewhat doughnut like. I ordered the Big Joe combo. It came with the large sandwich you see above, french fries and ONE onion ring. I found it strange that it specified coming with only one onion ring, now I know why. When your onion ring is the size of your sandwich, you only need one!
You are probably wondering where to find this yellow BBQ and enormous onion ring. You will find them at Bessinger’s in Charleston SC.
Bessinger’s has a buffet dining section, a sandwich shop, and a drive through! O and they also cater. So however you need to go about getting your BBQ fix, they have it covered. If you are a BBQ fan, you definitely need to try some South Carolina mustard based pulled pork. Red tomato based or yellow mustard based, which is better?