Socks Love Barbecue
The brainchild of Steve Hartsock, Socks’ Love is a bit OTP in Cumming, but worth the drive. The restaurant is currently open for takeout and serves up a mix of Hartsock’s favorite things. In addition to brisket, you’ll find smoked sausage, turkey, and pulled pork. Don’t forget the sides! The “OMG” Mac & Cheese is made with rigatoni noodles that soak up the cheesy sauce. The one thing you won’t find on the menu? Brunswick stew. He’s had people get mad at him for not having it on the menu, but, he says, “I didn't like it [growing up]. I would tolerate it, but I wouldn't ever order it. So, if I had the opportunity to put it on my menu, I didn't care to.”
Cumming might be very OTP, but it’s worth the trip for Socks’ Love’s scrumptious smoked meats. They’re offering smoked turkey breast, whole glazed ham, and whole smoked brisket as well as a la carte sides including their famous macaroni and cheese, roasted cream corn, and collard greens.