Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Boss Hogg Barbecue

(Phone problems prevent me from uploading a picture at the moment, so imagine a sandwich here.)

How does one make an entry about a boring lunch interesting to read?

I thought today would be a good day to add some more information to the map, and I remembered that there was a barbecue place in Southaven that I hadn't tried yet. Boss Hogg is located in a strip mall on the north side of Goodman Road. with signs on the windows advertising that they'd been voted #1 Barbecue (according to their website, they've been voted the "Best Barbecue in Southaven" three years running).

This has, in my experience, always been a bad sign to see in a window.

The restaurant was fairly crowded--I ordered at the register, but it looked as if table service was available, based on folks paying afterward. The sandwich was unremarkable--the pork had no noticeable smokiness (I would have thought it roasted had I not noticed a tiny bit of pink, charred meat that fell onto my plate), the slaw added nothing in terms of flavor or texture. And the sandwich could have benefited from some additional texture--while the meat was fall-apart tender, it also had the mushiness that comes from being "white meat," or "inside meat," or whatever is ordinary. Fries were similarly plain. It looked as if the beans had been gussied up somewhat, but I would be hard-pressed to distinguish them from the beans at, say, Tops in a blind tasting.

All in all, a singularly plain experience, certainly not worth a special trip and probably worth a pass unless you're starving for barbecue immediately. Mind you, it's not bad at all, but there are three more interesting barbecue restaurants in Southaven alone much less all of the greater Memphis area.

1092 Goodman Rd E
Southaven, MS 38671
(662) 349-6573