The Improper Pig - Ballantyne
Great spot to stop on the weekend! My husband and I were out running errands and decided we would eat out for lunch. Im so glad we chose to stop here! We ordered the twice-baked stuffed jalapeos and I wasnt able to share a photo because they were delicious We ate them up too quick for a picture! I loved the salad menu here, there was something for everyone. Both of us ordered the Improper Caesar and it was one of the best salads Ive ever had! I loved the variety of toppings and the healthy romaine lettuce. The best part? It comes with shredded, smoked meat. So, even ordering a salad, I still got the smoked BBQ flavor and it was amazing!
Top Notch Barbecue!! The style here is very casual, and some of the service can feel a tad slow. Everything else is incredibly great. Many barbecue places do a good job on their meats, while sides leave a lot to be desired. Not here!! They are all uniformly excellent. Jalapeo cheesy grits, hush puppies (that taste like they were fried in clean oil unlike some other places), beans, cross cut sweet potato fries, sweet potato casserole, slaw, are all great. And the meats? Fantastic. We had brisket (tender and juicy), pulled pork (also juicy and tender) a salad (crisp and cold). So the food was great. How about the service? Other than a slightly slow start, it was terrific too. All staff members (except for one person who seemed grumpy) were upbeat, genuinely helpful, funny and charming. Thats hard to pull off in post pandemic USA. Highly, HIGHLY recommend.
We went here for lunch and it was AMAZING! I enjoyed everything! We had Hush Puppies and Jalapeo poppers for starters and it was delicious! I had impoper pig platter which is the best deal since you could pick and choose 2 kinds of meat and sides! The brisket was really nice and tender, and I really enjoyed my waffle-cut sweet potato fries too! The cocktails were also good! Our server was nice and friendly and great service overall. Cant wait to go back here!
First visit was amazingly happy. Great large menu children's menu. 2 adults , 3 kids and everyone found something they wanted, and the food was excellent. We skipped the appetizers and focued on the main course with good size orders. The smoked meats were just as you would expect. Will absolutely back!
Really nice area, very few places I like to get BBQ outside of making it my self, but this is definitely one of them, fantastic portions, great cocktail/beer selection and quality food here. Very friendly and accommodating staff! My daughter loved the balloon animal that was made for her also, thank you for that.