Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House

A ribs plate and sides at Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House
A ribs plate and sides at Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House
The drive from Raleigh to Nashville was a long one – over eight hours. We did manage to stop for supper just outside of Knoxville at Sweet P’s for our first Tennessee BBQ meal. Sweet P’s is set on a small lake about 15 minutes south of the city – a lovely early evening setting. We ordered at the counter, filled our large glasses with iced tea (half and half, natch) and sat lakeside, next to the smokers awaiting our food.

We shared a single starter – fried pickles with spicy dip. About 6 ¼ pickle spears arrived in a nice crunchy coating, not too terribly greasy. The sauce was pretty much mayo and some other spicy sauce. Pretty good but the pickles were too big and lacked the batter/surface area/mass quotient that I prefer (smaller pieces, more surface area).