Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Shed (Hattiesburg, Ms)
Mississippi and I had a bad year when it came to barbecue. After a near death experience at Stricks, I vowed that Mississippi ain't a BBQ state. However, just recently I caught singer/songwriter Grayson Capps singing a song referencing 'The Shed' called 'Coconut Moonshine.' Any BBQ establishment that has a song written about them deserves a try.
Other than the fact that the spare ribs were all fat with a chewy bone served on a plate overflowing with over tangy "bbq" sauce, this place wasn't half bad. The baby backs were perfect, the sides were incredible, and they have live music. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that as of now... The Shed is the best place to get BBQ in Mississippi.
Side note: There is an interesting relationship between Mississippi and Louisiana. Both these states are always competing against each other to not have the worst public schools, worst cops, most obese state, most illiterate state, worst crime rate, etc... I feel that worst BBQ can be added to that rivalry list. The Shed definitely helps Mississippi put itself as the 49th best state for BBQ giving Louisiana an even 50th best (worse) state in the USA for BBQ.
The Shed should be proud as it does all of its Mississippi residents a service by pulling the slack for places like Stricks.
The Shed will be receiving a score of 4 out of 5 stars.
Here is a video clip of Grayson Capps singing 'Coconut Moonshine.'