Where did I eat?
Swig and Swine at 1217 Savannah Hwy in Charleston, South Carolina.
What do they specialize in?
What was the vibe?
Casual, country, comfortable.
What did I eat?
- Although it isn’t advertised on their menu, Swig and Swine offers flights of four different local beers.
- I loved how these came in adorable mini mason jar as it was very fitting for a Southern barbecue restaurant.
- My favourite of the flight was the southern tater made by Benford Brewing which is made with yams and was slightly sweet and perfect for fall.
- The family platter comes with brisket, smoked turkey, sausage, pork ribs, chicken wings, and pulled pork with several slices of texas toast and your choice of three sides.
- Honestly I enjoyed all of the meat and it is hard for me to pick a favourite, but if I absolutely had to it would be the brisket because of its perfect meat to fat ratio. I also really liked the chicken wings because they were large and meaty and had a nice smokey flavour embedded in the meat. The turkey was surprisingly delicious for white meat and was tender.
- The sides we chose were beans with brisket, collard greens, and baked potato salad. All of them were very good and great accompaniments to the meat. The collard greens had a tangy, vinegar flavour that contrasted the meat well. The baked potato salad was super creamy and rich and way better than your average potato salad from the loads of sour cream mixed in.
- They also have several barbecue sauces available at the table for you to customize your sauce on whatever you want. My favourites were the mustard and the spicy jalapeño.
I loved the food at Swig and Swine and would highly recommend the family platter to anyone looking to sample some authentic Southern barbecue.