Today I drove 295 miles to and from an assignment in South Jersey for New Jersey Monthly. Despite growing up in Central Jersey and living in the Garden State almost all my life, I had never actually BEEN to South Jersey; it’s a long drive that is seemingly endless and, frankly, I never had a reason to go there… until today. Stories I’ve heard over the years made South Jersey out to seem as though it was the “Deep South of the Northeast”, so to speak
On the long drive home, the feeling of the South was definitely present with the wide open roads and endless cornfields. As we drove, my photo assistant and I were thinking of where we could find some lunch and we happened to come across this small roadside BBQ. We immediately decided: “YES. Let’s do it.” We had a chat with T, the namesake of the operation, and soon found ourselves pigging out on some of his offerings: BBQ pulled pork sandwich, pork spare ribs, mac n cheese, and baked beans. Needless to say, it didn’t disappoint. And who knows? Maybe I’ll make another trip down to explore more of what South Jersey has to offer.