I've mentioned him before :), along with a few others.
And this timely thread gives me occasion to mention another:
Farm Boy's in Chapin, SC. They are only open(for now) Thursday through Saturday(I think).
I absolutely must give this place props for the best mustard BBQ I have had in many years. The best, in fact, that I have ever gotten from a restaurant.
Pros: Mustard AND vinegar-pepper styles. They also have both creamy and pickle slaw(marinated, no mayo). Assorted BBQ-appropriate sides. Desserts. All you can eat for about $8, tea included.
Cons: the hush-puppies are weak. Also, I'm told that sometimes they get a little happy with the pepper in the vinegar-pepper stuff, though I'm focused on the mustard-based, which is definitely top shelf.
I'm not sure if the yankee waitress is a pro or a con. Inappropriate, but I like her(I know her from when she worked at Hardee's), and there's something positive about the cross-cultural thing going on there.
I haven't been on a Thursday, but I understand that Thursday is pork chop day,and that the chops are very good.
I saw, by the Chapin exit from I-26, that a sizeable commercial building under construction has a sign that says "Future home of Farm Boy's," and more power to them. I hope they expand their hours when they get out of the little hole-in-the-wall they're in now.
If you're in the area, try it. If not, it's worth the drive for a BBQ afficanado. Honestly, what I had was way better than even Mourice's. If they sold that stuff in the store, they'd make a mint, worldwide. "Highly recommeded!"
Is that ol' boy in Columbia still open? Maurices I believe it was. That was some decent BBQ