Legendary | Worth driving from anywhere
Review by: Michael Stern
“Mild, medium, or hot?” you will be asked when you place an order at this roadside BBQ parlor. Even the mild stuff packs a pleasant punch; medium is very spicy; hot is diabolical. It was quite a sight to watch local boys in overalls come to Craig’s for “extra hots” at lunch time, and quickly ingest two or three big sandwiches non-stop before hopping in their trucks and driving back to work. Not a one of the big fellers combusted from the heat.
The pork is irresistibly tasty even before red-orange, peppery sauce is applied. The way most people seem to like it served at Craig’s is in a bun as a sandwich, wrapped in wax paper and stuck together with a toothpick. Stuffed into the bun atop the pork is cool cole slaw, providing sensational counterpoint. On the side, there are Ozark-style beans — silky and sweet, cosseted in amber emulsion.
Much of Craig’s business is take-out, although a scattering of tables across the floor inside provides space for eating in.
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