Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hittin' the pig roast

Posted By on Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 4:13 PM

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We hit Saturday's pig roast at Cabbagetown Market. Here's farmer Mike Aiken of Waco, Ga., at the smoker, which was placed in the lot next to the market, along with a community table. I've never heard of a Waco in Georgia, but Mr. Aiken told me it's off the last exit of I-20 west, just before you cross the state line into Alabama.

The pulled barbecue was lightly smoky, just enough on the fatty side to provide a full blast of flavor. I confess I didn't much care for the sauce served with it -- one of those ketchupy-like, sweet sauces. I prefer the coastal Carolina types, with plenty of vinegar.

Cabbagtown Market provided side dishes, including cheese grits with collards and some especially good cornbread. I also ordered some sliced tomatoes. (The Market buys its eggs from Mr. Aiken, by the way.)

I ran into Jennifer Zyman, the Blissful Glutton, and her boyfriend Mr. Moonie. Jennifer, who also writes CL's cheap eats column, said she is leaving to visit India in a few days. She'll be stopping in Turin, for the truffle festivities there. I'm not jealous, really I'm not.

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