Saturday, November 9, 2013



Did you ever eat somewhere and think to yourself "It couldn't be that good" and have to go back the following week to confirm that it was actually that good. Well, that's what happened to us when we tried Bubba's BBQ & Bash in Spartanburg, SC. I was a little leery of the place, since it was in a brand new building, and usually, it seems, the good bbq joints are in some building that has been re-purposed for a restaurant.

The first week we both had bbq sandwiches with their bbq slaw (you have to ask that the slaw be added to the sandwich). This slaw isn't exactly "red slaw" but it's not regular slaw either, falling somewhere between the two. For sides the first week we had hush puppies and macaroni pie. The pulled pork was so good on the sandwiches that they didn't need a bit of sauce. Any type of sauce covered up the great smoke taste in the meat. The hush puppies had onion and pieces of corn and were just right. The macaroni pie was better than O.J.'s Diner and better than Wade's Restaurant and that says a lot about how good it was.

We returned the following week to see if it was as great as we thought it was the first time. This time we got two sides with each meal. My wife had bbq slaw and potato salad and I had hush puppies and onion rings. The potato salad was fine, but it was the mustard based type and both of us prefer a mayonnaise based potato salad. The onion rings were of the very thin variety and cooked to a crispy goodness. Was the pulled pork as good as we thought...YES! Bubba's BBQ & Bash is now my #1 top pick for bbq in upstate SC. The only drawback, it's a 30 minute drive, but I know I'll be hitting Highway 29 and making that trip again SOON!

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