Gettin’ Sauced in Liberty County
May 16th is National BBQ Day and no one does BBQ better than the south. Whether you like your sauce spicy, sweet, or somewhere in between, Liberty County is home to a variety of BBQ restaurants. For us BBQ means sitting out back on a Sunday, watching the water float on by while something tasty cooks on the grill. Or attending the 18th Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ hosted right in downtown Hinesville! The Hinesville Area Arts Council does a phenomenal job with this annual community event that you won’t want to miss.
September 17 is the day to be there this year! With family fun such as: a BBQ competition, live music and a kid zone we’re sure every member of your family will find something to do! For us it’s old home week, catching up with folks we haven’t seen in a while, hearing all about the latest community news and celebrating the diversity that is Liberty County!
This community favorite event is fun and free for the whole family, just cover your food and drink. The BBQ contest is always highly competitive and features a number of local grill masters. Public sales will begin at 12pm and the BBQ competition starts at 4 pm. We’re sure that the Hinesville Area Arts Council has lots of surprises in store for this event. We personally can’t wait to see this year’s t-shirt design!
To continue on our BBQ journey, we’d like to tell you some of our favorite BBQ hot spots around Liberty County. You’ll find 3 of ‘em below, enjoy!
1. Hog N Bones in Hinesville
Hog N Bones has a variety of regional sauce options you can try. Pour your favorite on their pulled pork, roasted chicken, wings or potatoes. Or go for gold and try them all! They also have a drive-thru, which is perfect for lunch breaks. Pro Tip: They have breakfast! The pancakes are literally the size of your head! But you can’t get them in the drive-thru.
2. Smokin’ Pig
Just the smell of good BBQ brings to mind sporting events, backyard gatherings, fundraisers, family reunions and so much more. We southerners tend to gather around a smoker, and we can all agree that good barbeque is one of our traditions. Smokin’ Pig is a family-owned and operated restaurant located in Midway specializing in slow-cooked “bar-b-que.” Their meat is slow-cooked to guarantee the most tender and juicy results. They are very proud of their recipes that have been handed down for generations. With 4.5 out of 5 stars on their Facebook reviews, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy your stop and become a part of the Smokin’ Pig family! Pro tip: GET THE BANANA PUDDING!
3. Sho’ Nuff Smokin Good Barbecue
The art of barbecuing has led to some amazing dishes ranging from pork to chicken, turkey legs to wings and even veggies! Sho’ Nuff Smokin Good Barbecue has a mouthwatering array of options. Start with an appetizer of smokey wings before devouring the Barnyard Special, which includes three types of meat. You can even finish with dessert. Mr. Garrett and his wife take great pride in serving the best of the best to each and every customer that walks in their door or orders their food. This family-owned business can be seen a little bit of everywhere in Hinesville, as well as at their brick and mortar location in Glennville. Pro Tip: If you get the pulled poke BBQ sammich, be sure to get the coleslaw & put it on top, you’ll thank us later!
Whether you’re eating out or donning a quirky apron and cooking at home, BBQ is always a good option! If you’re looking for some other tried and true southern recipes, be sure to read about Liberty County’s favorite side dishes in some of our other blogs such as The Best Mac-n-Cheese in Liberty County or Lacey Cornbread. However, you celebrate this May and enjoy National BBQ Day!