By Ashley Harris
Lead Writer, The Fifth Course
As we drove around the city, we found ourselves hungry and in search of something that felt near and dear to any Mississippian and true resident of the southern United States: barbecue. Guaranteed, if one were to search for a dedicated grill spot in the capital city of Jackson, Mississippi, they would find themselves stuck at home, trying to choose from the many options handed to them. At the top of our search, we found The Pig and Pint. With a near-perfect rating, we had immediately set off.
We had found ourselves casually eavesdropping to see which items on the menu others had ordered as we took note of the extremely inviting aroma that was coming from their picnic tables. Aside from the aromas of the first coffee cup of the day or waking up to the smell of bacon, there is nothing more comforting than that of well-prepared meats.
Upon our first bites, we were hooked. We had chosen a meal that showcased the best of the best in grilled fare, paired with our choice of fried green tomatoes and macaroni and cheese. We had immediately declared this to be “the best barbecue” we’ve ever had and set ourselves a personal goal of coming up to par with the taste and quality of our food, moving forward.
Paired with local stout that bore notes of rich, dark chocolate, it truly was that—the best barbecue I had ever tasted. The Pig and Pint truly lives up to its namesake: wonderfully prepared meats, combined with your choice of local brew. If I were to name a spot that offered a core memory in my experience in Southern cuisine, this would certainly be one.
Address: 3139 N State St, Jackson, MS 39216, United States
Phone: +1 601-326-6070
Hours: Monday to Saturday – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays – Closed