Don and I were determined to find this market last January, when driving through Georgia.
I have no idea what our GPS issues were, but we were guided to a sketchy neighborhood, where 7 men stood outside a liquor store, while police car lights flashed.
We were glad to know there had been an error. We were 18 minutes off course, but eventually found the Market on US Highway 82. The building lacked glamour, but the trucks hinted at hungry workmen... who know good food.
BBQ and Meat Market
The main focus in the market was the case with barbecue! The food is what we had heard about.
There were lots of meat options, that smelled pretty heavenly... chicken, smoked wings, ribs, pulled pork and brisket...
I so hope I got this right. I think Corey is the grandson of the original owner. His dad, Gary Jr. is in the blue.
They both greeted us with Southern hospitality. Evidently this was an old grocery store that turned into a meat market in 1968. I love a business with family history!
And I love some good decoration, as well! There were a lot of pigs tucked here and there. As you can see there was also a pheasant and a nativity scene. Interesting.
Of course there were shelves of barbecue sauces and rubs. That's what we should have been looking at.
I'm not good at naming color shades, but those are 2 mighty fine colored walls. I just didn't expect snazzy colors and artwork, when we pulled up to the Market. And family tables! Gotta love.
BBQ and Stew
Don is the barbecue lover, so he was in heaven with his ribs and brisket. I on the other hand was especially excited about the Brunswick Stew. In 2015, Don and I met a man from Georgia, while visiting Guatemala. He told us all about this stew, packed with meat and veggies. It was very thick and yummy, especially on chilly January day.
We could have purchased some bread or sweets for the road, but we just told our pig friend good bye and headed down the road. It was definitely worth the stop... even with our major detour.
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.