|The leaves are changing on top of Brasstown Bald in Hiawassee, GA.|
Take some time and plan for a day trip. Their are wonderful scenic routes that you can take. Here is a link for planning your trip.
|I like using telephoto lens to capture the mountains.|
Normally I like to shoot the wide-angle with a flower or something close-up as the main subject with the mountains in the background. I didn't see any flowers that I could do this with on this trip. The drought has affected some of those plants.
|You can see the leaves changing here closer to the top of the mountain.|
|This is the visitor center at the top of Brasstown Bald. There are great exhibits inside, but we just stayed outside with the great weather this weekend.|
I liked the food so much I wanted to be sure I put them in my blog here. I hope you try them out. I shot a few photos to show you how on the spur of the moment with a Point and Shoot camera you can tell a story. I shot all of these photos here with my Nikon P7000. They make a newer version called the Nikon P7100 that I highly recommend if you are in the market for a camera.
|(Option #1) This is how many folks might want to start their photo story on Jim's Smokin Que. does this really get your attention? I don't think so.|
Why would I ask the question this way? Tell me why in the comments below.
|(Option #2) I like this better than the first photo, but I still think this looks too generic as far as unique and making you take a second look.|
|(Option #3) I went between this photo and Option #4 as to which one I would use the lead the story. I think both work.|
|(Option #4) This is most likely the photo I would choose to lead the story. You know what to look for driving into Blairsville on the side of the road.|
|When you Google Jim's Smokin Que you will find write ups that not only mention the food, but how clean the place is for a BBQ joint. It was clean and made me want to come again.|
|I love Jim's tag line of "You can smell our BUTTS for miles!" If I were assigned to shoot the story and not just on a trip to the mountains for the afternoon, I would try and be here when the counter was full. I think then the sign with everyone in the stools would have a little more humor.|
|Their famous "Butt Sauce." They also have a "Kickin Butt Sauce."|
|I ordered the Beef Brisket sandwich with Cole Slaw & Baked Beans|
Review by Mike E.
The Real Deal. Just delicious. I stumbled on to this place during a day trip up to the North Georgia mountains, and I am glad I did. Everything I had here was fantastic. This is BBQ how's it's meant to be. But unlike authentic BBQ joints, this place is clean and the staff is very friendly.
I had the Pulled Pork Sandwich and it was great. It came on a great soft bun with a ton of pork. They have this sweet BBQ sauce they make called "Butt Sauce" that is just ridiculously good. I couldn't drench enough of it my sandwich. The baked beans were really tasty too. They had some sort of pepper (I think) mixed in which gave them a really unique and delicious flavor.
|They are also friendly to the motorcyclist, which come from far away to ride these scenic highways of North Georgia.|
Review by Mike S
I'm a BBQ snob, and Jim's is in my top 5. Great pulled pork, lean but not dry with a deep smoke flavor. Good sauce (i went with the hot) and seved on a nice soft roll. Beans and slaw were good, not great. Very nice people, you could do surgery in their open kitchen. A nice surprise on the way to Blairsville.
|This is Jim Guess the owner of Jim's Smokin Que. He is a friendly guy making you feel at home at his BBQ stand in Blairsville, GA.|
Why would I put into this blog those reviews I found on the web? Quotes are the greatest tool for the writer. The only think better than a quote is the recorded voice of the customer. I would really like to go back and interview some of the customers and put together a multimedia package on the place. It would just be fun to do and give me another excuse to go and eat some more of Jim's Smokin Que.
|It's October and the time for pumpkins and scarecrows. This is in the overflow parking area, which we had to use when we first arrived. They are a great place to eat while you visit North Georgia.|