For the letter "G" in the "Eating the Alphabet" series, we went to Green Street Smoked Meats. My boyfriend Timmy and I each ordered a pulled pork sandwich, and we got a side of spicy pickles to split. Timmy also ordered a hot link. I got a can of Dr. Pepper, and Timmy got a can of PBR. I had heard raves about Green Street from several sources, so, I had high hopes for it. That said, Green Street had two marks against it before I even tried any of their food.
The first negative for me was their side choices. They offer eight sides ($4 each): sweet pickles, spicy pickles, macaroni salad, broccoli salad, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, and pickled vegetables. What is wrong with the side choices? Half the side choices have mayonnaise, which my boyfriend and I (and quite a few other people we know) are not a fan of. Second, it is disappointing that they do not offer any warm sides. No macaroni and cheese at a BBQ place, whatttt?
The second mark against them was when the cashier read the total; when she said that the total was $43, I nearly choked. I really should not have been caught off guard since it was $11 each for just the pulled pork sandwiches. I'll admit, I am kind of cheap (okay, maybe really cheap). That said, I think the total was about $10 more than I would have been content paying. I think for $11, the sandwiches should come with a small side.
Now, for the good news... The pulled pork on the sandwich was the best I have EVER tasted. It was freaking amazing. When I asked Timmy if he thought it was better than the pulled pork he makes (which is really, really good), he said that his pride prevented him from answering the question (so, in other words, yes). I didn't realize ahead of time that the pulled pork sandwiches came with slaw on top, so, I was relieved that the slaw did not have mayonnaise in it; the slaw was actually a nice addition because it provided the sandwich with a crunch.
We only ate a couple of the spicy pickles, and tossed the rest. It is not that they were not good, it just wasn't our kind of thing; the only reason we ordered them is because we did not have much to choose from since we do not like mayonnaise. Timmy said that the hot link was good, but he "wasn't sure if it was $6 good."
I am torn as to whether I am interested in going back to Green Street. On the one hand, the pulled pork is ah-maz-ing; on the other hand, it does not really feel like a meal without a side, and $11 seems costly for just a sandwich (as delicious as it was).
Pulled pork sandwiches with slaw
I took a photo of the menu since the menu was a bit difficult for me to find on-line.