I found Fat Boys BBQ while driving one day. It’s located at 2733 Murfreesboro Road in Antioch. I almost missed the tiny building, but how I missed the big pink pig is beyond me! I practically swerved into the parking lot on two wheels when I saw the place. I love, love, love barbecue. I’m southern and it just happens at birth. It’s a tricky cuisine as it’s so easy to screw it up. I’ve had my fair share of so-so barbecue, but lucky for me, Fat Boys is not in that category.
So, how’s it taste?
Yummy, yummy, yummy! I always go in expecting the worst when I hit up a new barbecue joint. I’m super picky in that area and get disappointed a lot. Check out the amount of barbecue on my pulled pork plate! I had tons of leftovers and loved every bit of it. The pork was tender and I didn’t have to pick out what I call “funky bits.” The barbecue sauce was thick and dark and slightly sweet. The baked beans and the potato salad you see here are the best I’ve ever eaten. Ever. Seriously. I have to go back and see if I can get the recipes. The potato salad had just the right consistency and no sign of celery. Bits of pickles and a nice mustard flavor. The potatoes were perfectly cooked. The baked beans almost stole the show! I still can’t pinpoint what could have been in them to make them so awesome, but it was an experience. Not too sweet, not too spicy, just absolutely delicious. It won’t be long before I’m a regular at Fat Boys.