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Re:Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2014/05/20 08:12:17 (permalink)
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That's too bad they didn't have the fried chicken on the day of your visit to Honey From a Rock, but that catfish looks like a nice consolation prize.  Are those nuts in the sweet potato casserole? 
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Re:Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2014/05/20 13:42:08 (permalink)
Original cube building, too!  Check that out.  And li'l ole me needing to stop in Augusta on my way back from eastern NC later this year.  Unfortunately, I will not be in Augusta until after sunset on that trip.
 
If you check out this very good video from the "Discover South Carolina" tourist campaign, centered on barbecue, you can see an original Maryland Fried Chicken building providing a home for the quite excellent True BBQ in West Columbia:
 
http://bbq.discoversouthc...e-to-roadside-barbecue
 
 
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Re:Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2014/05/20 15:40:59 (permalink)

 
Chickenplucker, what are the items in the front of the line in this photo? If desserts, what kind?

If I get the chance, I  will have to try Honey From the Rock. I have passed thru the area many times, but always late on Friday or Sunday night. Food options were slim.

I will always remember one radio station by its catchy call sign: WBBQ in Augusta.

I have never had a cabbage and collards dish before. I wonder if this something new or perhaps a black thing?
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Re:Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2014/05/20 21:40:41 (permalink)
Buffetbuster, those were pecans in the sweet potato casserole. Very good too.
Heartbreaksoup, thanks for the cool video. There are several Maryland Frieds in south Georgia including Blackshear,Waycross,Albany,Dublin,Swainsboro,Thomasville,and Cairo.
Southern Fried, At the front of the line was a good looking selection of pies and cakes but I failed to ask if they were homemade. My eyes were drawn on that trip to the pan of banana pudding behind them. That collard and cabbage dish was a mystery to me also especially since there were collards on the line as well. That was a first for me.
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Re:Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2014/05/23 16:06:12 (permalink)
If you arent full after leaving Hildebrandt's just walk around the corner to Sports Center. Its a pool hall/bar/ hangout that cooks a mean hamburger and onion rings. That meat is patted daily and the rings are cut fresh and coated. The fries are cut fresh also. This is a smoking establishment so be prepared. The smell of the flat top grilling burgers and onions overpowers it for the most part. There is a really good Italian restaurant next door called Luigis that has been there for decades. They are the favorite of a lot of the golfers during The Masters. Legend has it that back in the early days Jackie Gleason would be in town for the tournament, eat dinner at Luigis and then hit the Sports Center afterwards hustling on the pool tables.




 
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Re:Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2014/08/28 22:07:20 (permalink)
Its been awhile so lets give this one a bump. Just across the river from downtown Augusta on GA 28 is Beech Island,SC. Adult home of James Brown until his death. Its also the home of a really good Bar-B-Que pit. I spelled it like that because that's the way they prefer it at Freeman's Bar-B-Que. This was my 1st visit and I am already planning the next. Whole hogs are cooked on a tin covered pit in the back room of this tiny but comfortable pit. I ordered the chopped plate which also is served with hash over rice and a choice of potato salad or cole slaw. Mr Freeman added a touch of his vinegar and pepper sauce and there was also more on the table. I only noticed 1 sauce choice. My meat was moist,well chopped,almost all inside meat with no bark. Next time I will ask for a little bark. The hash was very representative of this region. I cant wait to get back and sample the ribs and chicken.



 
 
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Re:Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2014/08/29 07:53:41 (permalink)
Very nice chickenplucker!  Wish I had known about it when I was in Augusta a few months ago.
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Re:Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2014/08/29 09:23:40 (permalink)
...but it was spelled " bar-B-Q" on their sign???????
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Re:Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2014/08/29 09:34:45 (permalink)
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...but it was spelled " bar-B-Q" on their sign???????


And Bar-B-Que inside and on the menu. Anything goes I guess.
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Re:Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2014/09/21 15:59:59 (permalink)
We were visiting family in the downtown area Friday and were craving BBQ at dinner. The closest place was just across the river in North Augusta,SC. BBQ Barn has been open 4 years or so and this was my 1st visit. I wont hesitate to revisit. The chopped pork was moist and smoky and the hash and rice was very good also. The side of mac&cheese was of the baked variety which is my favorite. The ribs however were overcooked and must have been stored under moist heat. You couldn't pick them up without the bones sliding out. The remaining meat had a good flavor though. There was a selection of 4 sauces with the Hot Carolina Gold being my favorite. There was also a Mild Carolina Gold and Georgia Red in Hot and Mild versions.





 
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Re:Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2014/09/22 08:08:46 (permalink)
Aren't you worried about burning in Barbecue Hell for putting mustard sauce and red sauce on the same plate?
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