Sandfly BBQ, Savannah

The only thing better than eating amazing BBQ food is eating amazing BBQ food in a 1930’s Streamliner diner car.

Sandfly BBQ is Memphis-style BBQ with a Georgia twist. Retro booths and bar stools were filling up when we arrived and we managed to get the last booth.

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We ordered the Hog Wild sharing platter ($23): pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken, smoked sausage, two ribs, Texas Toast and two sides. We went for the mac’n’cheese and fries and a glass of sweet iced tea each.

Just a small order
Just a small order

This was a barbecue masterclass: the pulled meats were smoky and well-seasoned and the beef brisket was pink tinged with a ring of smoke and quite possibly was the best we’ve ever tasted. The ribs were at that point where the meat is just about to fall off the bone but holds a bit of bite.

This was the first time we’d had Texas Toast; at first glance the white bread fried in garlic butter didn’t look overly appealing, but looks can be deceiving and we will be ordering it again! It’s very popular here; they even sell it frozen in supermarkets.

The three house sauces (mild BBQ, spicy tomato BBQ, and vinegar BBQ) were a tasty complement to the smoked meats, served on the side as per tradition in this part of the US.

They deserve the award for best BBQ.
They deserve the award for best BBQ.
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