Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Wednesday Lunch: Best barbecue in my belly since the Braves wore baby blue

Yeah, I coulda got the word “buffet” in the title too if I’d really tried. Palmetto Pig’s lunch buffet is so good you’ll skip breakfast in anticipation. I give particularly high marks to the cole slaw, the hush puppies, and the pulled pork with the “original” sauce. This sauce kinda reminds me of the mystery sauce you get at a Japanese steakhouse, but a little bit sweeter.

I brought along my buddy Lucius, a first-timer, who cursed my name afterward for negating weeks of exercise in the span of thirty minutes. And speaking of thirty minutes, the standard half-hour wait before swimming doesn’t apply to the Pig. Try thirty hours, and you might wanna wear those orange swimmies for good measure.

There’s a student discount, plenty of Gamecock paraphernalia, and long tables with communal pitchers of sweet tea. Highly recommended.

3 comments:

Laurin Manning said...

Given its proximity to the law school, the Palmetto Pig is one restaurant I frequent. I agree about the sweet tea, and the student discount is much appreciated. I find the meat to be a bit dry, though, and I prefer my meat a tad on the dry side...

Phillip said...

I gotta agree with Laurin...My wife and I do eat lunch there often as it's close to the Music School where she teaches, and it's pretty good but I also find the meat on the dry side sometimes and I'm not a big fan of their hash, too tomatoey or something. (Right now I'm into Big T's hash, only been to the Garners Ferry location). But I do like the location and the big friendly family vibe at PP, plus the variety of sides is good (like the fried chicken) and all-you-can-eat is a winner with me. Curious what different sauce choices folks out there make at PP---personally, I mix their "original" with the hot sauce on the counter, kind of a North-South detente if you will.

Columbia Pizza Courier said...

I don't know about the food there, but I've delivered a lot of pizza to the Palmetto Pig's employees...and they NEVER tip me!