Lewis Barbecue

Last weekend Hunter woke me up and asked if I wanted to go get life changing BBQ for lunch –>Duh.  All I was told was that the barbecue was out of this world, and we had to get there early to get in line.  Vague, yet delicious sounding enough to get me out of bed and in the car.

We headed downtown to Revelry Brewing, with a pit stop to pick up Alex, and got in line before the masses came.  Once we were there, I learned that Lewis Barbecue didn’t open until noon (it was 11:30am).. good thing Revelry was already open and serving beers and water to keep us cool.  At 12pm they opened up and filled to-go orders, and then the line started moving.

As we got up to the front, I saw a sign for giant beef ribs, and started smelling the meat in the smoker… this was going to be a good day.

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I ended up going with a pulled pork sandwich.  Hunter got a little crazy and ordered El Sancho loco, a ridiculous sandwich with chopped beef brisket, pulled pork, hot guts sausage and pickled red onions.  As if that wasn’t enough, we also had a side of buttermilk bacon potato salad and lemon vinaigrette slaw, oh and a rib.

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Everyone took their trays piled with meat, grabbed a beer, and sat down.  It’s no surprise that we didn’t finish our tray of meat, but wow was it good.  My sandwich was sooooooo tender, unlike any barbecue I’ve had before, and I love me some barbecue sandwiches.  The meat on the rib also just melted in your mouth.  I think I’m getting the meat sweats again thinking about that lunch…

Lewis Barbecue has definitely made their entrance to the Charleston food scene, and they don’t even have a brick and mortar yet.  They’re about to move to the upper peninsula, but in the mean time you can get your meat sweat on every Saturday during the summer at Revelry.  I’ll see you in line around 11:30am 😉

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