During my first Southern Expedition in Jan/Feb 2011 I stopped by Southern Soul Barbeque at the advice of Kevin from Kevin’s BBQ Joints website.
That was some recomondation let me tell you what! I loved that BBQ Joint as you can tell if you read my review from last year of Southern Soul Barbeque.
Owners Harrison and Griffin were great hosts and showed me around and treated me to a nice meal which was a sampler plate.
Well here it is a year later and once again I am on my way to Florida and originally I had planned to maybe drop by again on my way home but was not sure how busy my travel schedule would be.
I arrived and walked in with Coolio and my camera (yeah I get some pretty wild stares when I do that lol) And was greeted by a lovely lady at the counter to whom I asked… “Where are the owners?” and she replied that she was one! Oh so I asked specificly for Griffin or Harrison and was told that they had gone out and may be back later and introduced herself as Kitty Sapp, Harrison’s wife.
I told her who I was and she had recongnized me from last year and was sorry that the boys were not in, but in hindsight that was ok, It was still disapointing not to see the guys but Kitty was a splended host and took great care of me and Coolio.
She asked if I would like something to eat and I ordered the Burnt Ends which was her recomondation as her favourite meal. So that and 2 sides (Mac & Cheese and Brunswick Stew) and I had myself a meal!
And what a meal it was, the Burnt End’s were amazing, so tender but with a tremendous bark.
I had the Brunswick Stew last year and it was just as amazing this time around!
The different textures and flavours all in one bowl are heaven and could be a meal in itself! The Mac & Cheese was very good as well.
I appreciate when a BBQ Joint puts out a choice of Sauces at every table so that I can try various ones and also be able to choose the amount of sauce I want to use.
Southern Soul has 4 fantastic Sauces that they make themselves.
I mentioned earlier I had to get some sauce to bring home so I picked up 4 bottles.
I had a great time after my lunch looking around at all of the pictures and displays in the restaurant and talking some more with Kitty. I have to tell ya I started to tear up when I noticed one of the pigs on a shelf I asked if the pig was the one that was scorched in the video that I linked on last years post and Kitty said yes it was that someone had cleaned him up the best they could.
To understand what I mean you have to watch the video which I will post again below because it is so powerful!
You have to pay specific attention to the part starting at 2 minutes 40 seconds, I really felt a little overcome when I had Coolio stand next to that pig and snapped the picture, that touched me, maybe I am too sentimental. Mind you I have been known to shed a tear watching Extreme Home Makeover so it may not be that out of character for me.
Below are some more various pics that I took on this visit, and below that will be the Social Media links…