Southern Soul Barbeque

Southern Soul Barbeque Smoke Joint St Simons Island GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

I rarely feature open businesses on any of my websites, but some places are so extraordinary they deserve a mention. One such place is the unlikely St. Simons landmark, Southern Soul Barbeque. You might have read about in Garden & Gun, Southern Living, or The New  York Times, or seen it on the Travel Channel, or the popular Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. But none of those outlets can compare to a visit in the flesh. Owners Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp transformed this 1940s gas station into a mecca for barbeque and soul food lovers and their fans are legion. There’s a great beer selection and a good variety of sauces for different tastes.

Southern Soul Barbeque Pulled Pork Plate Mac Cheese Collard Greens St Simons Island GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Everyone probably has his own favorite dish. Mine is the first meal I ever ate here. The pulled pork with mac & cheese and collard greens was truly heaven on a plate. The white bread was a fitting accompaniment to this holy trinity of Southern cuisine.

Southern Soul Barbeque Restaurant St Simons Island GA Cool Pit Cook Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

You know it’s going to be good when the employees who work in the heat and smoke all day still have a smile on their faces.

Southern Soul Barbeque St Simons Island GA Food Writing Books Cornbread Nation SFA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Books like the Southern Foodways Alliance’s classic series, Cornbread Nation, take up shelf space with modern culinary classics ranging from The Whole Hog Cookbook and Southern Belly to  Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey and Smoke and Pickles. As a reader and book collector, I was amazed!

Southern Soul Barbeque St Simons Island GA Patrons Inside Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

St. Simons Island, Georgia

http://www.southernsoulbbq.com/

https://www.facebook.com/SouthernSoulBBQ

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Juvenile White Ibis

Juvenile White Ibis Darien GA Waterfront Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

This young bird was spotted in Waterfront Park.

Darien, Georgia

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Fort Barrington Park

Fort Barrington Park Altamaha River Oxbow Lake McIntosh County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

This isolated oxbow is a tributary of the Altamaha River.

Fort Barrington Park Altamaha River Oxbow Lake Swampland McIntosh County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

McIntosh County, Georgia

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Barbour River at Harris Neck

Barbour River McIntosh County GA Harris Neck NWR Photograph COpyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

McIntosh County, Georgia

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On Board

Shrimp Boat Family Darien GA McIntosh County in 2012 Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

This is an outttake from the 2012 Blessing of the Fleet. I believe this boat was the Amazing Grace, which was lost not long after the festival.

Darien, Georgia

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Shrimp Boats

Shrimp Boat Lady Vanessa Darien GA McIntosh County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Lady Vanessa

Shrimp Boat Tal & Al Darien GA McIntosh County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Tal & Al

Darien, Georgia

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Ashantilly Press

Ashantilly Press Darien GA McIntosh County Letterpress Print Shop Bill Haynes Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

This was the home to Bill Haynes’ Ashantilly Press, located on the grounds of the Ashantilly Center near Darien. The well-stocked print shop produced fine letterpress books and other ephemera in Haynes’ lifetime and today continues his legacy with ongoing projects. To learn more about Ashantilly and how to purchase note cards and other items produced at the press, visit their website:

http://ashantilly.org/blog/?page_id=618

Darien, Georgia

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