I have to divert away from the healthy tilt of this blog to mention a place we just ate at on Saturday night. Jenny and I took a date night out with a planned activity. We were going to a painting class at Masterpiece Mixers, a local spot that you paint a picture with some direction, but you get to create in your own style. Click on their name if you would like more information about them, they were awesome!
Before that, we needed a place to eat in the area so we could just bop over to the painting class afterwards. Jenny’s brother had mentioned a place called Southern Smoq to us a while back, but you know how that goes. Been to one BBQ, been to them all….. Well not this one.
I’m a little upset that we didn’t get some pictures of the dishes. Presentation wasn’t all that, but the food was. Both Jenny and I were amazed at first bite. I did steal one from online so you would get the feel.
Jenny had a simple pulled pork sandwich with a side of mac n cheese. I didn’t sample the sandwich, but she said it was the best she had ever eaten. It was moist and full of flavor.
I had a half rack of ribs with okra and mac n cheese (do you see a trend here….). While this place has a variety of sauces to choose from, I didn’t add a bit of it. The ribs fell off the bone and were seasoned with a little crust of spices blended to perfection. A tad spicy, but just right. The okra was to die for. Best since my mom’s homemade stuff. Jenny doesn’t like okra, but she did like this. The owner even said that he has converted a few with it. I believe him!
The place is unassuming as it is in the end of a grocery store strip mall, but once you open the door and the aroma hits you, you forget all about looks.
Check this place out the next time you are in the area.
Southern Smoq BBQ
7380 Spout Springs Rd #450,
Flowery Branch, GA