Our last food stop in South Carolina was in the town of Anderson. The Pompous Pig. By this point all of us were getting rather full. We almost missed the place. They have no street visibility and their door is on the side of a small plaza. We smelled the food before we ate. Always a good sign.
This place is really clean open and airy. Its almost too clean. For me a BBQ joint needs to have a certain vibe to it. I will admit it makes no real sense but I like a little grease on the window panes, a little smokiness on the walls and I don’t really prefer walking into a joint that I could eat off the floors. I guess you could call it the grunge factor. Not dirty just a little bbq grunge.
From their website:
The History of The Pompous Pig IT ALL STARTED with a Big Green Egg smoker and our passion for entertaining friends and family. One egg became two, and after repeated requests from friends to provide barbeque for their special events our Atlanta-based catering business was born. A trailered competition pit smoker was added as the business grew, which was soon followed by another trailered 500-pound capacity commercial smoker. When are you going to open a restaurant ? ” became the battle cry of our customers. After snowballing growth from customer referrals, we decided the time was right to open our first restaurant and that Kim’s hometown of Anderson was the right place to do it. Thank you, Anderson, for giving us this opportunity to fulfill our dream. We will strive to serve you with the best barbeque, homemade sides and desserts, and provide friendly service in a fun atmosphere. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you in the days and years to come. Enjoy!
Kim & Chet Newsrom
After reviewing their menu we once again asked if we could sample a bit of everything from their meats and some of their sides. The Pompous pig has only been open 2 years.
We thoroughly enjoyed everything they had to offer. Even after we didn’t think we could eat anything more we were still nibbling away. Succulent ribs with an excellent bark on them, delicious pork and some seriously awesome cornbread with honey butter slathered on.
The collard greens were one of my favorites. They still had definition- they were really well cooked. I love collard greens and these were great. The chicken was moist and delicious the broccoli apple salad full of great texture and crunch everything was really yummy. They have lots of sides at this place all complimentary to their wonderful BBQ offerings. They use Southern Prides for all their meats.
I fell in love with their apple cider vinegar sauce. I bought the largest container they had. All of their sauces had great flavor.
Their staff was super friendly and happy to have us. I really admired some of the pictures they have on their walls:
We were a bunch of happy happy meat coma people by this point. If you are in the area you stop by The Pompous Pig. Its delicious. I know for sure that we enjoyed our time in South Carolina and had a great time enjoying all of the places we ate at.
Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mondays we are CLOSED - We will be OPEN MONDAY SEPT. 6th for Labor Day