2724 Greenville Hwy.
Flat Rock, NC
Open Tuesday - Saturday 11 -3:00
The only thing there is more of in the Carolinas than barbeque is kudzu. There are BBQ restaurants peppered throughout the landscape. And there are BBQ festivals, like The Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival in Tryon, NC every June. (Highly recommended.) After sampling so many, many types of BBQ throughout my young life (that’s my new “positive reinforcement” plan in action) I have become, like many other Southerners, somewhat of a connoisseur of pork.
Before the kids grew up and married, we used to travel to Hendersonville every year during the holidays to do some Christmas shopping, and nine times out of ten, we’d make a pit stop at a little gift shop in Flat Rock along the way. The shop, The Wrinkled Egg is still there, only now, they have a new neighbor in the back yard, Hubba Hubba.
You step right up (don’t be shy) to the window and order, and then find a seat at one of the picnic tables and other tables nestled beneath the main floor of The Wrinkled Egg.
So far, we have made two visits to Hubba. Three if you count the day we got there at 3:10 and missed lunch.
I guess my favorite deal is the Pulled Pork Plate ($7.95), which includes two sides and home made cornbread. On my first visit, I had the Vinegar slaw and potato salad. All good. The BBQ was perfect, and with some mustard based yellow sauce, I was sitting pretty. Add a glass of iced tea $1.50) and it’s a meal fit for a king. And the music they pipe through the P.A. is really cool. It's all classic country.
On another visit I tried the Baby Back Ribs (half rack, $12), and they were slide of the bone, melt in your mouth delicious. I had the baked beans and the sauteed slaw, both just plain good eatin.’ Other sides available include collard greens, black eyed peas, or succotash.
Other plates available besides pulled pork include pulled chicken and sliced brisket. You can also order sandwiches, as well as pork, chicken or brisket by the pound.
The last time we were at Hubba Hubba, the local arts organization had constructed an out door kiln, and were firing pottery. It was a great exhibition, and there were a lot of families gathered around. The kids were enthralled.
To sum it up, these guys get an “A” in my book. Their food is always fresh, always good and always plenty. No complaints here. All of this and the beauty of the North Carolina mountains. How much more could you ask for?
-Michael Buffalo Smith