For the last couple of years, at least once a month, I’ve driven along Georgia Highway 20 in Canton, after getting off I-575 on my way to River Bend Gun Club for a USPSA match or GSSF match. In the morning on the way to the match, I’ve seen a food truck and a couple of big smokers, beside the Cherokee Market just past the intersection at Union Hill Road. In the afternoon, I’ve seen a full parking lot, and the smoke still billowing.
This past Saturday, I finally decided to stop, and I’m glad I did.
This is Scott Boys BBQ, a food truck started and run by Russell and Ann Scott. Russell named the business for him and his four brothers, one of whom, Paul, is a Georgia Barbecue Association judge. During the summer they operate as a food truck and go to competitions, and in the winter and spring they park at the Cherokee Market.
Scott Boys specializes in pulled pork, and they do it well.
Last Saturday, after the USPSA match at River Bend, I stopped by to see what I had been missing. There was a small group of fellows there, enjoying Brunswick Stew and sandwiches, and I asked them about the setup. They were pretty good salesmen for not being employees, and they told me how Scott Boys was voted the best barbecue in Cherokee County by Cherokee Life Magazine.
The menu was simple enough – pork sandwiches with choice of either pickles and peppers, or slaw; sausage sandwiches; and homemade slaw, potato salad, or Brunswick Stew for sides. I ordered a sandwich with pickles and banana peppers, with their own sauce, and I was not disappointed.
The pork was flavorful and moist, and tender. The sandwich came wrapped in foil, and that was fortunate, because the sandwich was big enough to need assistance handling it. The sauce was very good as well, not too sweet, with a spicy, medium hot finish. It grew on me, which I like in a sauce, rather than blasting heat from the beginning.
While I waited for my sandwich to be delivered and defended my Georgia Tech attire to one of the Dwag customers, Mrs. Scott offered me a spoon full of the Baked Potato Salad. Now, my mother and grandmother always made mayonnaise potato salad, with no yellow mustard, but it’s hard to find mayo potato salad any more. Except, that’s what Ann Scott makes, and it was delicious. I bought a pint to take home to my wife, and she loved it too.
I also got to sample the sausage, homemade and well spiced, and it was very good as well. Now I know what I will get the next time I stop, next month before the USPSA match.
If I don’t invent some reason to go back before then!
Scott Boys BBQ
4864 Cumming Highway, Canton, GA
404.217.2364 for orders