Most people would probably celebrate an anniversary by going to the movies, or to dinner at a nice restaurant.
We don’t consider ourselves to be like most people.
We used our anniversary as an excuse to go to one of our favorite barbecue joints, Pappy’s Smokehouse.
There is absolutely nothing romantic about Pappy’s, but that’s what we love about it!
We arrived around 1pm and the line to order food was out the door. Luckily we had arrived in between rains, so it was actually kind of nice out.
While in line we listened to the first-timers discuss what they were going to get. Some of the regulars were helping them decide. I added my expertise to a conversation about what kind of coleslaw they have – creamy or vinegary. I proudly let them know it’s vinegar based. My favorite!
Forty-five minutes later, we finally placed our order. We filled our soda cups, then searched for a table. At Pappy’s, you DO NOT sit at a table until you have your drink. It’s the rule.
As usual we found a table, (I’ve never figured out how, in such a busy place, a table always opens up… but it does.) We took our seats, and immediately heard our name called.
This is the before picture of my plate.
I don’t have an after picture, but I can tell you…
I ate my weight in pork…
and loved every bite!
My favorite barbecue joints, and I’ve been to my share of them, serve the meat dry with a variety of barbecue sauces on the side. I love to mix their Pappy’s bbq sauce with their original sauce. Hubby prefers the sweeter sauces. In fact, if you look close, you can see his basket behind mine. He ordered the pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries and fried corn on the cob.
It was a fabulous anniversary meal, and a great way to start off the motorcycle season (even though the weather was too iffy to ride there this time). I’m hoping this will be the summer when we can travel by motorcycle to try out the different bbq joints in the nearby states. With hubby working from home now, he’ll be able to take his weekends the same time I have my weekends!
It’s starting off pretty promising! I’ll be sure to fill you in on our findings!