Bacon Brothers- Greenville SC
A colleague who lives in Greenville gave me a few recommendations knowing that we were coming down for freshman orientation at Furman this weekend. His e-mail said that if we didn’t mind going off the beaten path we should try Bacon Brothers. Well the name alone sold me. My family was a little skeptical when they found it was four miles from downtown thinking it would be way out in the country, but as we drove through beautiful neighborhoods their fears were put at ease. Then we saw that it was in a strip mall, we were again skeptical, but the aromas that greeted us as we walked in this unpretentious place convinced us that we had made the right decision.
This is not the place to go if you are a vegetarian! I loved that the appetizers were small enough that we could try several. The caramel corn had bits of bacon giving it a slightly smokey flavor while the pimento cheese with the bacon jam served with homemade crackers, was amazing. Don’t miss the devil dust eggs but be warned they are spicy! It was nice you could order the exact number you wanted.
We could have left after the appetizers and been happy but of course we would have missed out on possibly one of the best beef ribs I have ever had. The meat had a wonderful smokey flavor and was so moist it just melted in your mouth. There are several other choices, pulled pork and a very tasty burger along with other beef and chicken dishes, but my beef ribs were spectacular.
I am so thankful we don’t have this restaurant in Greensboro, the temptation would be too great. The meat dishes come with a choice of a mustard or sorghum based sauce, but honestly the meat was so good, I didn’t add any sauce to mine. There were several choices for sides. I tried the corn on the cob which came with a spicy butter that was so spicy it made my eyes water. I also chose collard greens cooked to death with bacon, yum. The desserts sounded fantastic, but really, unless you skip appetizers and share an entree, I don’t know how you could eat one. I left behind half of my ribs only because our hotel didn’t have a fridge.
If you like meat, even just a little, go to this restaurant, it is worth every extra mile you will need to run to work it off. So far this is my favorite Greenville restaurant, although I can’t go back until I have finished going through my list of resturants to try in Greenville. I might have to break my rule and sneak back in on my next visit, after all I will be dropping Natalie off for college and may need to drown my tears in a big plate of ribs.