Award winning BBQ meets one of the largest local craft beer selections in Mississippi.
My wife and I recently made the two hour drive from Baton Rouge to Jackson for the 2019 Associated Press awards banquet. WAFB was up for a handful of awards for our excellent news, weather and sports coverage…and we won 4 awards, YAY!
Anyway, our plan was to meet up with some friends for lunch in the Fondren area of Jackson. The first place we stopped in was a little packed, over a 30 minute wait for a table…so we decided to give the Pig and Pint a try. It was a stones throw from the other eatery and immediately caught my eye. I’ve always been told a barbecue restaurant isn’t any good unless there is a pig on the exterior of the building. Well the first thing you see is the weather wood plank sign that signals BBQ and Beer awaits.
Judging by the location and space in the parking lot, the restaurant looks to have been converted from an old gas station. Family style bench seating sits under a covered patio; there are buckets of chalk for the kids and Jenga for adults.
The menu is extensive but not overwhelming. You can choose from wings, nachos, salads, sandwiches, tacos, BBQ plates and desserts. For the kids, your choices are pretty standard but just as delicious. I went with the brisket plate (even though I’ve been told to only order brisket from Texas) and I got two sides, so I picked the Southern Baked Beans and the Comeback Cole Slaw. A big slice of Texas toast comes with the plate and that was plenty of food for me! And all that for $14.99.
I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised. The brisket and sides were full of flavor and had the right amount of smoke. The Texas toast was toasted to perfection! I washed it down with a Commotion Pale Ale from Great Raft Brewing which is located in Shreveport, LA.
My wife went with the Fried Green Tomato BLT sandwich with a side of Mac & Cheese. The BLT was on Wheat Berry Bread, the Fried Green Tomatoes lay on a nice bed of lettuce, house made bacon and a herb Aioli. The total price for that was $8.99. It must have been good because she didn’t offer me a bite.
So the next time you are in Jackson, Mississippi I’d recommend stopping by the Pig and Pint. Below is their information if you want to learn more about them!