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12 Bones


It was time for some BBQ so we headed over to 12 Bones in Asheville.  The line was out the door when we got there and still out the door after we were finished.  The place was packed, but the tables seemed to be turning over quickly.

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We were able to order and get a table and the food came out pretty quick.  We split 12 bones of the blueberry chipolte ribs with mac and cheese, collard greens, and a side of corn pudding.

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Those ribs were spicy!  You could absolutely taste the blueberry, which I thought would sweeten them up, but they tingled my taste buds.  The meat was smoky and tender.  Not quite fall off the bone, but very good.  The sides were all pretty tasty too.  It didn’t take long for our plate to look like this.

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I did feel very crowded and rushed while in there.  It felt chaotic and noisy and the tin plates they serve the ribs in don’t have a flat bottom, so it kept spinning while we tried to eat.  Overall, the food was good, but the atmosphere left me feeling anything but relaxed.  Total bill with a drink was $26.

12 Bones
5 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC
828-253-4499

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Food4/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere2/5
Value3/5
3.3/5
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  • Filed under: BBQ, NC
  • Pit Stop BBQ


    We’re heading up to North Carolina for week of vacation and our first pit stop was in Tifton, Georgia at Pit Stop BBQ right off of I-75.  If I had any doubts that we were in Georgia, they were squashed when our waitress greeted us.  There’s no mistaking that sweet Georgia twang.  We started off with some Brunswick stew.

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    This was the best part of our lunch.  It was a little sweet and had pork, potatoes, peas, beans and corn in it.  We both ordered the pull pork sandwiches, but with different sides.

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    The pork and the beans also had a sweet taste, not smoky at all.  The fried okra was the best of the sides, the rest were pretty generic.  I don’t know what I was expecting from a BBQ place off the highway, but there wasn’t anything memorable about the food here.  When I asked about dessert, our waitress said they had a chocolate layer cake.

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    This is not what I think of when I hear the words “chocolate layer cake”.  It was so dry and tasteless that we didn’t even finish it.  Total bill with a drink was $28.

    Pit Stop BBQ
    1112 8th St W
    Tifton, GA
    229-387-0888

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    Food2/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere2/5
    Value2/5
    2.3/5
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  • Filed under: BBQ, GA
  • BBQ


    On our way back from Brooksville, we stopped at Hungry Harry’s BBQ in Land O’Lakes.  The dining room was full and it took our waitress a while to even acknowledge we were there.  We both ordered ribs, Loren the country style and me, the baby backs.

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    For sides, we got potato salad, greens, cornbread pudding and mac & cheese.  My ribs were more tender than the country style ones, but not quite as fall off the bone as I would have liked.  They both had a good smoke flavor and the bbq on mine was tangy and sweet.  The sides were all ok.  Total bill with a drink was $33.

    Hungry Harry’s
    3116 Land O Lakes Blvd
    Land O Lakes , FL
    813-949-2025

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    Food3/5
    Service2/5
    Atmosphere2/5
    Value2/5
    2.4/5
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  • Filed under: BBQ, Land O'Lakes
  • BBQ for Two


    BBQ was on the menu for dinner tonight, so we headed over to the Ozona Pig.  It was fairly early, so they weren’t too busy yet.  Since we wanted some leftovers for tomorrow, we went ahead & ordered the Boss Hog special.

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    It had ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket plus two sides.  All of the meats were tender with a nice smokey flavor.  We had plenty to eat and enough for another meal for both of us.  Total bill with a drink was $32.

    The Ozona Pig
    311 Orange St
    Ozona, FL
    727-773-0744

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    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.4/5
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  • We had a coupon for Smokey Bones so headed over there for lunch today.  I was craving some baby back ribs and ordered the house rack.

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    I was disappointed in them.  They were charred a bit too much for me and the other set of ribs under the one in the photo were from the end of the rack, so very small and rather tough.  There just wasn’t enough juicy meat on these bones.  The baked beans weren’t cooked long enough either.  They had a bit too much texture to them.  Loren ordered the pulled pork sammy & a side salad.

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    He said it was pretty good, especially after adding some bbq sauce to it.  Total bill with a drink after the coupon was $21.

    Smokey Bones
    2693 Gulf to Bay Blvd
    Clearwater, FL
    727-712-1930

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    Food2/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    2.6/5
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  • Filed under: BBQ, Clearwater