Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fairlea Edition: When Pigs Fly Barbeque

When Pigs Fly

I read about When Pigs Fly Barbeque on the 101 Unique Places to Dine in WV list, and since I was in Fairlea for the State Fair, I made it my dinner for the first night.


When Pigs Fly
When Pigs Fy Barbeque features, you guessed it, barbeque. The inside looks like your typical mom and pop BBQ shop - some mismatched place settings, with a bit of country comfort.

When Pigs Fly

When Pigs Fly

They have pulled pork sandwiches, pulled chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese, ribs and more. I Because I wasn't for sure, I asked if the plate, which comes with two sides, was a sandwich or if it was just the mound of pulled pork. It was the mound of meat, so I opted for the sandwich, add a side of macaroni and cheese and a water. My total came to $14, which I thought was hefty - but I was unsure how much that side was on its own, so I didn't question it.

When Pigs FlyI went over to the cart on the side to help myself to all the different sauces: Cropduster (honey mustard), Spitfire (hot and spicy), First Flight (Eatern Carolina vinegar), Wingwalker (honey bbq) and Flybaby (mild and tangy). In the process, I got super sticky because apparently people don't know how to handle sauce bottles. I also filled my cup from the water dispenser, though it wasn't cooled.

When Pigs FlyWhen they brought my meal out, I was super confused. It was the platter. But if it was the platter, it should have came with two sides - and it only had one, the macaroni and cheese I ordered. I sheepishly said I wanted the sandwich, and she was happy to comply and fix the order. Very kind. Before long, I had my sandwich. But the sandwich was supposed to come with a pickle and chips - plus my macaroni and cheese on the side. The pickle was MIA, but I wasn't concerned. It was at this time, she realized I was only drinking water, too, so she ended up refunding me $2. So, I guess my total was $12, which makes more sense. Aside from some of the ordering hiccups, the folks working were totally great.

When Pigs FlyThe sandwich was indeed good. A TON of pulled pork, and it had a good flavor. The macaroni and cheese was not super cheesy or creamy. It was more soupy. As for the sauces - the honey bbq and the mild and tangy ones were my favorite!

Grade: B
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