Posted November 17, 2006 by Vic in Reviews

General’s Smokehouse HOT Slaw

General’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que…To Go HOT Slaw

Not a typical review, I am only doing this in recognition of the ever growing popularity of hot food and to give props to a fellow Chilehead, Spencer Self, who makes one heck a good tasting Cole Slaw. During the Pilgrimage to Gatlinburg, TN this month, as always we stop off in Chattanooga, TN to visit my Sister and Brother-in-law. On this trip I noticed a very small store front on the end of a multiple business building with a lot of trucks (remember, we’re in TN – more trucks then cars) outside of it. We just caught the name on the sign and decided to ask my Sister what it was.

General's Smokehouse Hot Slaw

General’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que just opened this year, “Oh you have got to try their HOT Slaw” my Sister’s eye’s gleamed. I told them about you and they are going to make up a special batch just for you. So the decision of what to do for dinner was settled pretty quickly. I had to try: Meal by Itself – “Titanic Tater” is a hickory smoked potato busted open and smothered with butter, sour cream, meat (pork, beef, or chicken), cheese and BBQ sauce…..YUM! I was the only one who finished it completely, yeah no big suprise there aye. But it did take all I had and I paid for it later.

General's Smokehouse Hot Slaw

Ingredients: your basic cole slaw- amped up!! Spencer starts with a finely chopped cole slaw mix and adds a punch with sliced Jalapenos, Jalapeno juice soaked in, and tops it off with his homemade Hot Sauce ( a very tastey red cajun
styled sauce with a lot of coarse pepper ). One would think it would be loose or watery, but the slaw had a nice consistency and was very smooth.

General's Smokehouse Hot Slaw

The obivious is that the first aroma you catch is the slaw. there is the distinct vinegar smell and a peppery under tone. If you’ve ever had the peppers in vinegar at a Bob Evan’s or a Southern/Counrty Styled Rest., that is exactly what it smells like, peppers and all. The flavor is awesome, to a Heat Seeker it’s on the medium level, but I can tell you out of the four of us that tried it
for the first time, I was the only one not breathing heavy and pounding beer to extinguish the heat. I was just pounding beer for the sheer pleasure of it, if you know what I mean.

Conclusion: Spencer is a true blue Chilehead, his HOT Slaw is incredible! So if you are heading North on I 75, get off on exit 11 – Lee Highway and about two miles down on the right hand side is General’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que…To Go. Tell Spencer I sent you and ask him for his HOT Slaw, maybe he’ll make up a little special batch for you too.

General’s Smokehouse
BBQ & More…….To Go!

Spencer Self, Owner
9416 Lee Highway
Ooltewah, Tn 37363