Distinction’s Recipe of the Day

Photography by Russell Stafford (RWStaffordJr.com)
Southern Distinction presents a new recipe every day from one of our sponsored restaurants of the week! This week we present Chops & Hops from Watkinsville, Ga. along with other sponsors including Striplings General Store,  Tom Homann Pottery, Fire to Flavor, Southern Brewing Company, Hillside Orchards,  The Veggie Patch, and The Olive Basket.

Pulled Pork Pimento Mac and Cheese

By Chops & Hops and Tom Homann Pottery


.½ pound Pork Butt (Striplings General Store)
¼ cup Coffee Rub (Fire & Flavor)
1 quart pork stock
1 Tbsp. salt and pepper
8 oz. rotini pasta (cooked)
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. Chops and Hops Pimento cheese
½ cup heavy cream


  1. Marinate pork butt with coffee rub overnight.
  2. Braise pork butt in pork stock and finish in oven covered on 295 degrees.
  3. Melt butter in sauté pan.
  4. Add in cream and pimento cheese and reduce on medium until thick.
  5. Add in rotini and pulled pork and toss thoroughly.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.


Owners Patrick & Mychell Lang and Andrew & Jessica Wallace have created the perfect combination of upscale and casual putting a southern twist on menu items such as the Southern Charm and the Fried Green Tomato Tower. Also, because of their southern hospitality, when you dine at Chops & Hops, you immediately become part of their family. The owners are there on a daily basis and make a point to build relationships with their patrons. “Our guests often compare us to the sitcom Cheers – where locals meet to eat, drink, relax, and socialize.”