One of the oldest-running barbeque establishments in South Carolina, Maurice’s is famous for its German-style, mustard-based barbeque sauce, known as Carolina Gold. This bright yellow, smooth and tangy sauce lives up to the hype.
Be sure to slather extra on pit-cooked Big Joe pork sammie, pork ribs (an absolute must!), hash over rice, homemade coleslaw, plus the hushpuppies. Best hushpuppies we’ve ever had. Wash it all down with a large glass of Southern table wine. That’s sweet tea to us Yankees.
Maurice’s Piggie Park BBQ
1600 Charleston Highway
West Columbia, SC 29169
Mary was born and raised in New York City where her family owned restaurants. Instead of eating dirt on the playground, she ate duck blood, beef tripe and pork belly. She cut her teeth at The Mandarin Oriental and The Ritz-Carlton hotels, working with Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe, LeVar Burton, Jane Krakowski and others. Mary founded Girl Meets Food in 2009 as a cover for her debilitating addiction to fried chicken and was named Washington Post’s “Favorite Local Foodie.” After 13 years in hospitality, she started freelance writing for USA Today, The Washington Post, Eater, Washington City Paper, and more. Today, she provides digital marketing for hospitality clients as a content creator who’s contently creating content.