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A Little Dry


BBQ was on the menu for dinner so we headed to downtown Safety Harbor and Brady’s Backyard BBQ.  Loren’s a fan of the riblets, so he got those with some garlic red potatoes and greens.

He said the riblets were good, but he didn’t like the potatoes.  I liked them, though.  I ordered the brisket with a side of cornbread pudding, a try of potato salad, and some mac & cheese that they had on the menu tonight.

I like really tender and juicy bbq meats and the brisket just didn’t do it for me.  I found it dry.  Loren liked it though, so he ended up with most of it for lunch tomorrow.  The cornbread pudding and potato salad are always delish, but I also found the mac & cheese to be a bit on the dry side too.  It had good flavors and the wait staff were raving about it, but I just prefer mine a bit creamier.  Total bill with a drink was $30.

Brady’s Backyard BBQ
340 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL
727-712-3727

Brady's Backyard Grill on Urbanspoon

Food3/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.0/5
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  • Stopped by Eli’s BBQ today & picked up a couple of BBQ pork sandwiches & headed down to the water to enjoy them.

    Eli’s is it when it comes to BBQ for me.  The pork is always tender and moist.  There’s always a line of people there since it’s open Friday & Saturdays until 6pm, but always worth the wait.  It’s also cash only and the best $15 we spent this week.

    Eli’s Bar-B-Que
    360 Skinner Blvd
    Dunedin, FL
    (727) 738-4856

    Eli's Bar-B-Que on Urbanspoon

     

    Food5/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value4/5
    4.3/5
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  • Filed under: BBQ, Dunedin
  • Ribs


    We were out & about today and decided to just get some take out ribs for lunch and dinner at Georgia Boys BBQ in Oldsmar.  There was a bunch of construction going on, so we made quite a little trek to get there.

    Unfortunately, the ribs weren’t as tender this time as they have been in the past.  Still had a great smoky flavor, but definitely not fall off the bone.  Definitely enough for two meals with some beans & potato salad on the side.  All for $20.

    Georgia Boy’s BBQ
    205 E St Petersburg Dr
    Oldsmar, FL
    (813) 854-4498

    Georgia Boy's Bar-B-Que on Urbanspoon

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value4/5
    3.2/5
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  • Mmmm, Ribs…


    Chilly day in Florida today, so we caught an early movie and then got some BBQ take out from Eli’s BBQ in Dunedin.

    $27 got us a full rack of ribs, cole slaw & baked beans which will feed us for both lunch & dinner today.  Eli’s got it going on when it comes to ribs.  They are fall off the bone tender with just the right amount of smoky goodness.  There’s a reason there’s always a line here for the two days a week he’s open.  It’s cash only and definitely worth every penny.

    Today there was also a sign out front for free hamburgers & hot dogs on Monday, 1/16/2012 starting at 10am until they run out in celebration of MLK Day.

    Eli’s Bar-B-Que
    360 Skinner Blvd
    Dunedin, FL
    (727) 738-4856

    Eli's Bar-B-Que on Urbanspoon

    Food5/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value4/5
    4.3/5
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  • Smokey BBQ


    I’ve been driving by Pit Stop BBQ on SR 580 for a while now and we finally stopped in tonight.  It’s right over the bridge when you’re driving into Oldsmas next to the Hess gas station.

    Loren got a thin end rib dinner with collard greens and baked beans and I tried the rib & chopped pork combo with mac & cheese and potato salad.

    Loren liked it more than I did.  It had a very smokey flavor and I thought my ribs were a bit dry with not a lot of meat on them.  The thin end ribs Loren got had more meat on them and were a little more tender.  The chopped pork was ok, but I like a moister BBQ.  Loren really liked the collard greens, but the baked beans were too sweet for him.  The mac & cheese had good flavor, but was really dry.  The potato salad was ok.  Total bill was $23.

    Pit Stop Southern Style BBQ
    3665 State Road 580
    Oldsmar, FL
    813-855-3136

    Pit Stop Southern Style BBQ on Urbanspoon

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