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When we’re looking for a meal that will yield leftovers, there’s nothing better than the Boss Hog Special at Ozona Pig.

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It’s enough food for way more than 2 people.  Ribs, pulled pork, chicken & brisket, plus two sides and deviled eggs.  They do a really tasty job with their BBQ.  The ribs were smoky and tender.  None of those made it home.  The pulled pork was also very tender and we just kept nibbling until we forced ourselves to put the rest away.  If you want to taste a little bit of everything, this is the way to go.  Total bill with a drink was $31.

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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  • Filed under: BBQ, Ozona
  • Our travels took us over to Little Switzerland and the Switzerland Cafe for lunch.  It was really busy and we ended up waiting about 20 minutes for a table.  We started off with the cheese plate.

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    I had mixed feelings about this appetizer.  I ordered it because the menu said it had goat cheese on it, and there was none to be found on the plate.  That aside, the rest of the cheeses and bread and fruit were pretty tasty.  There was a gingered pear chutney that had a lot of cinnamon and clove in it.  The bread was crusty and very good.  For his entree, Loren ordered the French dip.

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    He really liked it.  Everything worked well together on the sandwich. The bread was fresh and crusty, the au jou had a nice flavor and the beef was tender.   Unfortunately, my pulled pork dish did not impress me.

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    There was something about this dish that I just didn’t like.  There was a spiciness to the pork that completely overwhelmed it.  The cole slaw needed more dressing on it and the beans were overly sweet.  I needed something to cleanse my tastebuds, so I had to order the chocolate cake.

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    This made up for the pulled pork.  It had a creamy mousse layer and other chocolatety textured layers within.  It had a deep, rich chocolate taste and we scarfed every last crumb.  Total bill with a drink was $40.

    Switzerland Cafe
    9440 Hwy 226A
    Little Switzerland, NC
    828-765-5289

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    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5
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  • Filed under: American, BBQ, NC
  • 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