I’m really excited about this week’s contributors to “My Favorite BBQ Joints”. Harrison Sapp and Griffin Bufkin are the men behind the incredible Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, Georgia and two hard working guys who you can’t help but be happy for their success in BBQ. If you haven’t heard of two of them or Southern Soul, you should know that they serve 12+ hour Hardwood-Fired, Slow Smoked Pig, Rib, Turkey & Chicken, Sausage and Beef Brisket, Complimented by a choice of four distinct Homemade Barbecue Sauces and served up with some great Southern Soul Side Dishes such as Hoppin’ John, Collard Greens, Award Winning Brunswick Stew and Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread. To top it off they feature scratch-made Pimento Cheese. The restaurant is nestled on the beautiful Saint Simons Island off the Scenic Coast of Georgia.
Here are Griffin and Harrision’s favorite BBQ joints in his own words:
“About once a month we’ll take a road trip up the coastal highway to Whitemarsh Island to load up on 5 gallon buckets of Savannah Bee Honey at the source. Right across the road before you take the bridge onto Tybee Island is Wylie’s Championship BBQ. Wylie and Janet are veterans of the professional BBQ circuit as well as two of the friendliest and down to earth folks you’ll ever meet, and Wylie’s is where we stop to grab some lunch and catch up with our friends. The slow smoked BBQ plled pork with “better than sex sauce” is simply perfection…and don’t forget to get a side of sweet potato casserole.
When we have business in Atlanta we’ll always try to stop in to see Johnathan and Justin, the two brothers responsible for Fox Bros BBQ. For my money the best BBQ in and around Atlanta GA. These Texas boys know how to pile it on, from their take on the classic Frito Pie, to the infamous short rib. But the star of the show is the beef brisket done right. Slabs of slow smoked, juicy beef with one of the most beautiful smoke ring you’ve ever seen.
Like the kid in a candy shop, the experience of being an adult in a butcher shop is one you must experience. At Cochon Butcher, a New Orleans boutique meat market that is owned and operated by a couple of James Beard Award winning chefs, they know the craft of cured meat. House-made andouille and boudin sausages, mortadella, hams, duck breast pastrami..everything is homemade from the hot dogs to the sauerkraut. W’ell take a 1/2 pound of everything!
Photo of Cochon Buther courtesy of Blackened Out
We drove across the country two summers ago to tape BBQ Pitmasters. Along the way through the Texas hill country we made the BBQ pilgramage to the storied Kreuz Market in Lockhart. First rate brisket and sausage. The real thing.
Photo of Kreuz Market courtesy of Full Custom Gospel BBQ
If you ever find yourself in the port city of Brunswick Georgia (home of the southern smokehouse staple, Brunswick Stew) you must drive directly to Willie’s Weenee Wagon. A roadside carry out hotdog stand that has mastered the art of the pork chop sandwich. Thinly sliced and griddled pork steak and onions on a buttered kaiser roll with the house yellow mustard sauce and pickles. The sweet tea is legendary.”
What are your thoughts on this great Southern BBQ list? Have you been to any of these spots? Let me know.