Wednesday, June 10, 2009

an ode to pulled pork nachos

Hello, CK here. I don't usually write for our "BBQ Quest" series, but last night I unwittingly stumbled on what I think is a dish worthy of blog consideration. I went to Aubrey's at Paper Mill Rd. with some of my more West Knoxville oriented friends. And apparently Aubrey's is the DTGB of Bearden on Tuesday nights- with $2 pints and outside seating, the bar side was packed and loud. We repaired to the quieter restaurant section and my eyes quickly found "Pulled Pork Nachos" on the appetizer side bar. Doth my eyes deceive me?! It wasn't really much of a decision. Skipping ahead, this is what came out a little later:


They were delicious! A sweetish BBQ sauce with sharp cheddar cheese and sour cream- c'mon! What's not to like here? The pork seemed good quality to me (really soft and disintegrating, MG) and made surprisingly good nachos. Since I'm not from God's BBQ Country, I'm all for reinterpretations of it (see "Fix, The" of Backroom BBQ fame). Think of it as the Deep South meets the Really Deep South. And while I found the atmosphere at Aubrey's inoffensively suburban 'meh', I'll be trucking back west just to get me some of these heavenly nachos.

7 comments:

The Pol said...

TRAITOR!!! Why don't you just go buy your little rancher out off of campbell station and be done with it!!

JK. JK. Those look yummy and I've always been interested in aubrey's though it seemed a bit, like you said, "suburban 'meh'".

The Modern Gal said...

Seriously, CK, you should have called me.

Actually, BBQ nachos are a delicacy in Memphis as well. You can get them at the Redbirds baseball games among other places. Memphians have all kinds of reinterpretations: BBQ salads, BBQ pizza, you name it, we likely put BBQ on it.

And Aubrey's is totally underrated. DTGB of the West is a good way to put it.

em said...

I like Aubrey's, too, and wish I went there more often. And nachos are one of my favorite things in the world. Sounds like a delicious treat I need to try.

Wax S. said...

Hots on the side, CK? Really? You're just dirtying another ramekin...

ck said...

Guilty as charged, Wax. It's more of a texture issue... I guess I like my jalapenos in liquid form.

Wright said...

Aubrey's is in regular rotation out here in Maryville. (Along with Lemon Grass and Tomato Head.) I'll probably be trying those BBQ nachos soon!

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