This little piggy went to market…this little piggy stayed home…This little piggy? Well, it went straight to its favorite Poncey-Highland barbecue joint and made merry with some high-quality cocktails and legendary ‘cue. (Oh, and lots and lots of pimento cheese wontons.)
It seems that the modest pig has made his way into the limelight in recent years – especially here in Atlanta. Let’s face it, along with pork-fueled bites around every corner, we’ve got festivals for bacon – heck, we even dedicate a whole week of eating habits to it. Sweet Auburn Barbecue? Well they've grown right alongside our appetites and meat worship. From their humble beginnings in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, to their evolution into food truck-dom, to the heralded opening of their brick and mortar space this past February, Owner Howard Hsu and his team have coached our carnivorous habits along, one delicious coconut-lemongrass pork spare rib at a time. The result? A dedicated fan base of ‘cue lovers who just can’t get their fill of their signature hybrid Asian and Southern flavors.
Color us blessed: Howard has assembled a bona fide feast for us to pig out on, full of all of our barbecue favorites. You’ll start things off with some of his signature pimento cheese wontons accompanied with its bacon dipping sauce. (Yes, we said both
magic words: pimento cheese and
bacon.) From there you’ll want to bust out your bib, because this is where the real feast begins. A heaping platter of barbecue specialties – smoky pulled pork, tangy chopped chicken, succulent coconut-lemongrass pork spare ribs, Thai Chili Wu Tang Wings. They pulled out all of the stops this menu. And to accompany it? Three traditional sides of your choosing. And it’s great
to get three, because we often find ourselves having a hard time deliberating between gooey and grand mac n’ cheese and collard greens. But now we don’t have to! Oh, and let us not forget barbecue’s greatest accompaniment – booze. (It’s science, we swear.) Did we mention Sweet Auburn Barbecue also boasts a much heralded cocktail program? (One Red Sky at Night cocktail and you’ll see why.)