When out-of-town guests visit me here in Columbia I usually take them on a driving tour of the most interesting sites around town. The Confederate flag that waves proudly in front of the State House, Blue Sky’s “Busted Plug,” the Nickelodeon theater, the Obama gas station, and the IBM punch-card building are only some of the sites included on my tour.
I never, however, take my guests to Maurice’s Piggie Park for mustard-based BBQ. That’s because I don’t support racists, which Maurice Bessinger is. I had to quit sending bottles of his famous BBQ sauce to my friends up North for Christmas. Northerners have no idea such a thing as mustard-based BBQ exists. Actually, Northerners are pretty in the dark about BBQ in general.
However, I may just add Piggie Park to the tour. Seems Grampa Maurice has one smart cookie for a granddaughter. I’m not a fan of BBQ in general, but I have to support the fact that the public can now eat at Maurice’s with a clean conscious . You can read about the Kinder, Gentler Maurice’s Piggie Park for yourself.