True Georgia ‘Cue.
By Hope S. Philbrick
There’s a little barbecue shack located in the parking lot at Jaemor Farms in Alto, Ga.
Take “little” literally. Think food truck without wheels. The only available seating is a picnic table positioned nearby. But belly up to the window and order something because big flavor awaits.
The first time you pull off the highway to stop at Jaemor Farms, you may be lured by the temptations of fresh peaches or pumpkins, or perhaps some of North Georgia’s favorite local food products like Mountain Fresh Creamery Milk—don’t miss the chocolate milk!—and Nadine’s pimento cheese. But once you try some of the apple wood smoked barbecue, it will lure you back again and again.
In Georgia, barbecue meat is typically smoked over a proprietary combo of hickory and other woods (typically there’s some fruit wood in the mix), then slathered with tangy tomato-based sauce. And pork is king, whether pulled, chopped or sliced, served on its own or atop a bun. The food served at this humble joint does not disappoint.
At Sweet House BBQ, pork sandwiches are $4.99, pork plates $8.99. (Chicken, ribs and sausage also available for slightly more.)
It’s finger-licking good in any season.
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