A former gas station with picnic tables out front and neatly stacked locally harvested Oak firewood alongside is the site of Southern Soul, one of Georgia’s best BBQ joints. Situated right in the middle of St. Simons Island‘s village center, whole rib racks and other freshly butchered cuts are seasoned to perfection before being cooked outside in their monstrous smokers. Additional real deal soul food offerings on the menu include a heavenly moist smoked turkey, Hoppin’ John (black peas & rice), fried okra & green beans, Brunswick Stew(claimed to have originated in the neighboring town of Brunswick) washed down with your choice of freshly brewed sweet tea or Georgia brews like Sweetwater or Terrapin.
So if I haven’t enticed you to plan a visit to St. Simons Island yet, it’s possible to
experience their genuine down home sauces right from your own patio thanks to their online market. Wait, so before deciding to put off purchasing a couple bottles for yourself, here are the specs:
- Sweet Georgia Soul – Buttery, brown sugar sweet, tangy tomato base with a hint of mustard and a black pepper kick.
- Hot Georgia Soul – Sweet Georgia Soul’s hotter sister… same brown sugar sweet with a subtle cayanne kick and a siracha swelter.
- Low Country Soul – Subtle brown sugar sweet, classic yellow mustard sauce with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and cracked black pepper.
- Red Swine Wine – Vine ripe tomato nose and clean sharp vinegar body with a red chili pepper finish.
Photos courtesy of Steve Mirsky. Coverage made possible by participating in a sponsored trip.