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PP-SignCloseupI have wanted to try Maurice Bessinger’s Piggie Park for a while. Maurice’s Barbecue is a mustard-based barbecue, and as I am sure you can tell from the name, primarily pork. On our recent vacation, we planned on stopping at the original in Columbia, SC as we traveled from relatives in Rock Hill, SC to Perry, GA.

Part of the attraction of the place is a family connection. My mother-in-law is a Bessinger, although no one is sure how close that relation is. Maurice is a somewhat controversial figure. Let’s just say, learning that he has even a distant relation to a Sherman probably wouldn’t sit well with him. Luckily my relationship to that “other Sherman” (as he is referred to in my presence down here) is far more tenuous than my mother-in-law’s to Maurice..

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Take the Cake Cafe: Savories

by Bryan on August 13, 2009

I already reviewed Take the Cake once, but this time I wanted to look at the savory side of Take the Cake. In addition to the great sweets they have every day, Take the Cake Cafe has daily specials they offer for lunch. The specials change every day, and usually get updated on their web site late morning.

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Fincher’s Bar-B-Q in Macon, GA

May 29, 2009

Yesterday my in-laws arrived with a pound of pulled pork and a pound of Brunswick stew from Fincher’s Bar-B-Q in Macon, GA. This is by far my favorite barbecue, and is really my first barbecue. I took this picture at Fincher’s in December. Look at that sign. When you see a sign like this there […]

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