Happy Hawg BBQ Hiawassee

Happy Hawg BBQ Hiawassee

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Local Boy

Jefferson, GA

#1 Mar 12, 2013
Best bbq I ever ate. You must go there and eat.
Foster Stephen

United States

#2 Mar 12, 2013
No thank you.
Old Timer

Dawsonville, GA

#3 Mar 12, 2013
Foster Stephen wrote:
No thank you.
You just stick with your opossum, collard greens & cornpone, IDIOT...
Foodie

Young Harris, GA

#4 Mar 12, 2013
White people around here never have been able to make decent BBQ. All they know is slow-cooked pulled pork and a bland, third class sauce.
Local Boy

Dawsonville, GA

#5 Mar 12, 2013
Foodie wrote:
White people around here never have been able to make decent BBQ. All they know is slow-cooked pulled pork and a bland, third class sauce.
Have you tried Happy Hawg yet.
Foodie

Young Harris, GA

#6 Mar 12, 2013
Local Boy wrote:
<quoted text> Have you tried Happy Hawg yet.
No. Was told by a friend who also knows real BBQ they only have the run-of-the-mill pulled, not sliced, pork and ketchup-based sauce, like all the others who have come and gone out of business around here over the years. In all my travels, I’ve had the real deal, the gold standard, numerous times, in “joints” who have been around for decades. Rather than settle for second class, I now cook my own when I'm home and hungry. BBQ is, after all, one of the five basic food groups and man can not live by the other four alone (whatever they are)!

North Carolina’s preference for BBQ with cold slaw on it remains a mystery. To get even, it’s rumored that God sent the state Jessie Helms. ;o)
Old Timer

Dawsonville, GA

#7 Mar 12, 2013
Foodie wrote:
<quoted text>
No. Was told by a friend who also knows real BBQ they only have the run-of-the-mill pulled, not sliced, pork and ketchup-based sauce, like all the others who have come and gone out of business around here over the years. In all my travels, I’ve had the real deal, the gold standard, numerous times, in “joints” who have been around for decades. Rather than settle for second class, I now cook my own when I'm home and hungry. BBQ is, after all, one of the five basic food groups and man can not live by the other four alone (whatever they are)!
North Carolina’s preference for BBQ with cold slaw on it remains a mystery. To get even, it’s rumored that God sent the state Jessie Helms. ;o)
Then he sent Georgia Roy (THE RAT) Barnes...
The Central Scrutinizer

United States

#8 Mar 12, 2013
Foodie wrote:
<quoted text>
No. Was told by a friend who also knows real BBQ they only have the run-of-the-mill pulled, not sliced, pork and ketchup-based sauce, like all the others who have come and gone out of business around here over the years. In all my travels, I’ve had the real deal, the gold standard, numerous times, in “joints” who have been around for decades. Rather than settle for second class, I now cook my own when I'm home and hungry. BBQ is, after all, one of the five basic food groups and man can not live by the other four alone (whatever they are)!
North Carolina’s preference for BBQ with cold slaw on it remains a mystery. To get even, it’s rumored that God sent the state Jessie Helms. ;o)
Every so called "expert" on Food Channel, History Channel and Discovery Channel always say American BBQ has it's roots in NC and REAL BBQ must be slow cooked. So now to make up for everyone else's BBQ sins, we get you and your expert opinion.
Foodie

Young Harris, GA

#9 Mar 13, 2013
The Central Scrutinizer wrote:
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Every so called "expert" on Food Channel, History Channel and Discovery Channel always say American BBQ has it's roots in NC
Interesting trivia. Thanks.
and REAL BBQ must be slow cooked.
ABSOLUTELY and where practical, several days over an oak fire! But the real secret is in the sauce. I've been told mustard-based sauce originated in the coastal areas of South Carolina, by blacks, over a hundred years ago.
So now to make up for everyone else's BBQ sins, we get you and your expert opinion.
It's not my opinion and I'm certainly no expert. My favorite has been in the same location for 60 years, and their one page menu has never once changed, except for when they added beer! The inside is as Spartan as ever too - picnic tables! The owner died several years ago - a multi-millionaire - off of one location! Lunch time there is a crowded mad-house but worth the trouble getting in, but don't even think about getting in on game day. After five on week-days, there's usually a line of cars picking up their take-out orders.
BBQKing

Hiddenite, NC

#10 Mar 13, 2013
There's only 3 kinds of "REAL" BBQ in the world:

Lexington, North Carolina vinegar based

Memphis, TN BBQ
and
Kansas City, MO BBQ

That's it!! All the rest are "wannabees"!!!!
Foodie

Young Harris, GA

#11 Mar 13, 2013
BBQKing wrote:
There's only 3 kinds of "REAL" BBQ in the world:
Lexington, North Carolina vinegar based
Memphis, TN BBQ
and
Kansas City, MO BBQ
That's it!! All the rest are "wannabees"!!!!
http://bbq.about.com/od/barbecuesaucerecipes/...

Which do you recommend?
Local Boy

Jefferson, GA

#12 Mar 13, 2013
Foodie wrote:
<quoted text>
No. Was told by a friend who also knows real BBQ they only have the run-of-the-mill pulled, not sliced, pork and ketchup-based sauce, like all the others who have come and gone out of business around here over the years. In all my travels, I’ve had the real deal, the gold standard, numerous times, in “joints” who have been around for decades. Rather than settle for second class, I now cook my own when I'm home and hungry. BBQ is, after all, one of the five basic food groups and man can not live by the other four alone (whatever they are)!
North Carolina’s preference for BBQ with cold slaw on it remains a mystery. To get even, it’s rumored that God sent the state Jessie Helms. ;o)
Funny how they have nothing but GREAT reviews on trip advisor not one negetive. why dont you try it first then judge.
Sure

Kathleen, GA

#13 Mar 13, 2013
Local Boy wrote:
<quoted text>Funny how they have nothing but GREAT reviews on trip advisor not one negetive. why dont you try it first then judge.
Gee it's the same way at one of the local Resorts. Great Trip advisor reviews. Shitty food, service and accommodations when you actually visit.
You don't think, they would post their own reviews do you?????
Foodie

Young Harris, GA

#14 Mar 13, 2013
Stopped by for lunch but they were closed. Workmen were digging up their septic tank. Bad break.
Notfromhere

Jefferson, GA

#15 Mar 13, 2013
The food is really good, the place has been very clean the times I've been there, and the prices are not bad. I think during the off season they are only open Thursday -Sunday.
ihopeso

United States

#16 Mar 15, 2013
I am going to give them a try next week. I've lived here for eight years...never tried them.

I have been all over. Kansas City rocks. Texas was a disappointment. My favorite was South Carolina. I had dry rub in Memphis...just was not the same as what I am used to. I did have amazing barbque in Houston where I least expected it. Also Atlanta.
Perspicacious

Dacula, GA

#17 Mar 15, 2013
These days BBQ definitely has it's regional character and everyone has their favs. Out in California, they kinda blend traditional BBQ from Memphis or NC or Kansas with their own Cali twist. Texas is definitely my least favorite. Brisket is just so so for me. I grew up in NC, so I'm partial to the styles that came from there. I used to dislike the mustard based but now a good spicy mustard based is my favorite. I also prefer dry rubbed ribs now and I used to like wet. That's just BBQ evolution lol. BTW, a BBQ sandwich MUST have cole slaw!
Foodie

Young Harris, GA

#18 Mar 15, 2013
Perspicacious wrote:
BTW, a BBQ sandwich MUST have cole slaw!
Yeah, and in Belgium at least they put mayonnaise on fries instead of catsup, which sounds horrible to some Americans, but it's actually pretty good.
Is There A BBQ Heaven

Young Harris, GA

#19 Apr 3, 2013
Rooster

Olive Branch, MS

#20 Jul 7, 2013
Only an idiot that thinks that BBQ isn't supposed to be cooked low and slow is a true idiot.

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