The golden delicious arches of mustard BBQ in the Charleston area

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The City Paper's Robert Moss has penned an excellent article about BBQ in the Charleston area, including high praise for the delicious mustard-based sauce introduced to the Midlands area by German immigrants.

Those ingredients define the Midlands style: slow-smoked pork shoulder that's chopped and served with a tangy-sweet golden mustard sauce. It's worlds different than the spicy vinegar-and-pepper based stuff that's found just a short drive up the coast.


While mentioning some excellent local BBQ joints like Momma Brown's, J. B.'s Smokeshack, Melvin's and Bessinger's - I'd also recommend some that, while taking longer to drive to, are tops on my list, including Duke's BBQ in Ridgeville, Po Pigs in Edisto Island, and Sweatman's BBQ in Holly Hill.

Also discussed by Moss is hash, my other weakness when it comes to local BBQ. Without a doubt, the best hash that I've discovered is at Sweatman's, who is also tops (for me) when it comes to mustard sauce and banana pudding... But enough from me, how about you? What's some of the best sauce or hash that you've found in the Lowcountry?

Go read the article.

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