A highway drive through South Carolina’s Low Country isn’t just the means to a destination; the journey itself is an experience. You’ll pass shops, eateries and peach-cider stands. Nothing, however, stands out more than the barbecue. They know how to make it.
My nostalgia for the South is ever-present, and coming across a Carolina barbecue joint in Salt Lake City really took me back.
Charlotte Rose’s Carolina BBQ was opened in October 2013 by Trae Eller, a 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry. You can order barbecue pulled pork or pulled chicken as a sandwich or a platter. You get your choice of two sides, but I’d recommend getting them all and then calling your cardiologist. There’s sweet-potato casserole, cornbread, red rice, green beans, baked beans and mac & cheese. For dessert, you can try housemade peach cobbler or a brownie. There are no apologies for the fact that everything is cooked with copious amounts of butter, salt, sugar, milk and fat. It all tastes great as a result.