Eat Smoked Southern BBQ & Drink Wine in a Plastic Cup

It is not often that I dine at a restaurant with paper napkins, styrofoam plates and wine served in a plastic cup. Though, I have admittedly attended a few college parties where red Solo cups were the center of attention, but that’s a different story. Either way, I would happily drink all of my vino out of disposable ware if it were served with Southern BBQ featuring the most tender, carefully smoked meat slathered in tangy sauce.

The Beachcomber BBQ on Georgia’s St. Simons Island is owned by a brother and sister team who are obsessively passionate about their smoking. And I ain’t talking about cigars.
Owner of Southern BBQ Restaurant

We arrived and were greeted by an inviting tiki torch lit patio, but it was unusually cold that evening. Too chilly for dining al fresco or whatever they call it in the South. Instead we opted for a cozy indoor picnic table which was set with a roll of paper towels, BBQ sauces and plasticware. The paper menu was the place mat.

Add some wet naps and we would have all the essentials for a good BBQ meal.
Beachcomber BBQ Southern BBQ Restaurant
Beachcomber's Southern BBQ Menu
patio photo courtesy of Beachcomber BBQ

Alton Brown, a Food Network star, claimed the Beachcomber’s meaty Butt, Beans and Slaw amongst the best things he ever ate. So, I ordered the Pulled Pork Plate, Sweet Taters and Brunswick stew. I am a rebel.

The housemade pork was smoky and tender. But, mixing it with the sweet tomato based BBQ sauce added that extra tang. They have a fiery sauce too, for the braver folks. Too hot for this spicy wimp.

The Brunswick Stew is a classic tomato-based Southern stew, most commonly made with corn, onions and chicken. This one was slightly thick and flavorful. The spuds were not your typical tater tot, they were made from sweet potatoes. A trendy take on taters. You can easily and unconsciously pluck them in your mouth like potato chips. You will need to practice a large amount of self control.

Smoked Pork at Southern BBQWine in a Plastic Cup
It may be cardinal Southern BBQ sin, and the rest of the table ordered a cold beer, but I ordered a glass of red wine. And it was served in a plastic cup. I am one classy chick.

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Disclosure: My was complimentary from Beachcomber BBQ in St. Simons, but all the words I write come straight from my, sometimes distorted, mind. Just as it should be. Besides it really was good.

2018-12-21T23:09:19+00:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: FOOD, Georgia, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , |


  1. Mike December 1, 2012 at 6:49 am - Reply

    There's a place called "Redbones" in Somerville's "Davis Square" right next door to Boston, MA.There I had the spiciest pulled pork ever.  I love all things spicy but this was way beyond what I could handle.  I was burping and burning etc. for hours after. I'll never forget it.

    • Annette | Bucket List Journey December 1, 2012 at 6:52 am - Reply

      Remind me not to get the pulled pork there 😉

  2. Anita Mac December 1, 2012 at 7:41 am - Reply

    I was introduced to Southern BBQ a number of years ago in Memphis…all I can say is WOW!  I don't know if they play music to the pigs or what…but that is some tender pork!  Beachcombers looks awesome…sounds like a fun night.  I'd be back for more!

    • Annette | Bucket List Journey December 1, 2012 at 11:06 am - Reply

      Ha Ha! Maybe it’s the finest clasical music or hardcore rap. Whatever it is it’s working!

  3. roger hardman December 1, 2012 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the kind words Annette.  We put lots of love and pride in our food.  Sorry I didn't meet you, my son had football game. 

    • Annette | Bucket List Journey December 1, 2012 at 11:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you! You can tell when people are passionate about their food, because it tastes so darn good 🙂

  4. cosmoHallitan December 14, 2012 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    YUM! What I wouldn't do for a pulled pork sandwich right about now…

    • Annette | Bucket List Journey December 15, 2012 at 12:12 am - Reply

      Same for me…a BBQ pulled pork sandwich would hit the spot!

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