REVIEW: Myron Mixon’s Jack’s Old South BBQ, Braselton, North Gwinnett
If you’re a foodie TV junky, you’ve probably seen BBQ Pitmasters and Myron Mixon. I cannot tell you how excited we were to battle Friday night traffic on a holiday weekend to make it to Jack’s Old South BBQ before they ran out of food. Driving like madmen, we finally arrived in Braselton close to Château Elan and we were soon gazing at the menu. I’d done some research, so I knew exactly what I was after.
Melanie ordered Smoked Wings (her favorite) along with potato salad. Laurie chose the Pulled Pork Platter with Brunswick Stew and Mac N Cheese. I got us started with the Jacked Up Onion Rings and a full rack of ribs for us to share. For sides, I went with the Brunswick Stew and Apple Baked Beans.
Its counter service; so you order, fix your own drinks, and then sit down for them to bring your order to your table. We were dying in anticipation – after all, “3 time World Champion” is plastered all over the place. I had a feeling this was going to be something great.
But instead, something was amiss as soon as we were served. The ribs were warm, but not hot. Tender, but not amazing. The flavor was good, but not great. I decided to move on to the Brunswick Stew. The good part is its meaty, but its so meaty that it loses the consistency of a stew. The onion rings had a nice flavor, but when they said it had cheese on them I certainly didn’t expect processed nacho cheese like you’d find in a movie theater. Melanie swore to me the smoked wings tasted like they had been refrigerated and reheated, lacking the smoky flavor that comes with the name “smoked wings”. Laurie cared for neither the onion rings, the ribs, or the Brunswick Stew. All in all, it was just a big disappointment.
While we have the greatest amount of respect for Myron Mixon and we’re certain he knows his BBQ, Jack’s Old South BBQ did nothing to represent that. We encourage Mr. Mixon to reconsider his affiliation with this endeavor. Guten appetit.