Saturday, May 09, 2009
Melvin's Bar B Que
The only barbeque places and sauces that I knew were the ones that focused on hot rather than on flavor. So with trepidation, I stepped into Melvin's. I had heard such positive reviews from my kids when I went to Charleston for Juan's graduation, but had not been able to go because my hosts were always feeding me great food at their homes. I have such wonderful friends in Charleston! But any way, on this last trip, just before venturing to the Battery, I stopped to join Colleen and Judy, at Melvin's. It's different. I expected a restaurant like Sonny's but it was a mix. More like a classy fast food. You can see the pictures. The wood is painted with shiny shellac, with neon signs, and curious little piglets on their hind feet standing up. It makes me laugh already, but the real treat was the food, of course.
The food of course being the most important. The sauces they use are not overbearing and the service very kind. I asked to taste the sauce first to be sure I even wanted any and the young lady gave me a free sample. It was wonderful. It was so good I bought a jar of Melvin's Golden Secret Recipe, to take home with me. It's more like liquid gold.
Thinking one jar would be enough till my next trip to Charleston, I only bought one, but now I'm not sure that is enough. I made some vegetables with chopped chicken; I added Melvin's sauce. I made some steak, I added Melvin's. I 'm having grits this morning, I plan to add Melvin's. Not! LOL, but I guess, it won't last me till my next trip up to Charleston, but I am going to Camden, SC in two weeks. I heard they have the sauce in Winn Dixie; I have to check that out. I also checked and they have it online at Melvin's
So Melvin: Thank you for the best barbeque sauce. I love it!