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Went over to Oldsmar Smokin’ BBQ for lunch today.  We’ve driven by a few times and finally made it in.  And I’m glad we did!  I tried the two meat combo and Loren ordered the Skippy Sandwich.

 

You get your choice of meats with the combos so I choose ribs & brisket, plus mac & cheese and coleslaw.  The mac & cheese was one of their “competition sides” and it lived up to it.  Creamy with a great flavor & texture.  I’d definitely order it again.  The ribs were tender with a savory rub on them.  Just a hint of spice and absolutely delicious.  I ate all of them.  The brisket was also flavorful & tender.  After Loren finished his sandwich, he had to help me with the rest of the brisket.  His sandwich was also brisket with cheese, fried onions & a horseradish mayo.  He scarfed it up.  Total bill with a drink was $23  and we’ll definitely be back.

Oldsmar Smokin’ BBQ
120 Commerce Blvd
Oldsmar, FL
813-328-4469

Oldsmar Smokin' BBQ Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food5/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.4/5
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  • Lots of BBQ


    Let me start off by saying the goal of this evening was to have leftovers.  We went over to Ozona Pig and got some Brunswick stew and the big Boss Hog special.

    The Brunswick stew has a little bit of a kick to it, but it’s oh so good.  The boss hog platter has pulled pork, brisket, ribs, & chicken.  We hardly made a dent in it.  The ribs were fall off the bone tender and the rest of it was smoky and yummy.  Total bill with a drink was $42.

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

    Ozona Pig Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.7/5
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  • We’ve been boycotting downtown Dunedin since they put in the parking meters, but it seems the city finally came to its senses and the meters are no longer in use.  To celebrate, we went back to one of our favorite places, Cafe Alfresco.  It looked like there were people waiting outside, but we were able to get a table for 2 without a wait.

    We started off with the pork eggrolls.

     

    Tasty little bundles of pork with a tangy little sauce.  They have a nice crunch and a flavorful filling.  Both of our entrees came with salads & rolls.  The rolls are served warm and they are so good.

    For his entree, Loren got the sesame crusted salmon.  He said the green beans weren’t anything to write home about, but the salmon was perfectly cooked and flavorful.

    Saturday is rib night at Cafe Alfresco, so I went for the rack of ribs with fries & cole slaw.  The ribs fall right off the bone and though they aren’t very smoky, the sauce is sweet & tangy.

    One of my favorite desserts here is the Devonshire chocolate cake. Layers of cake & mousse served with whipped cream.  It is so good.  We all but lick the plate clean.

    They have a great waitstaff here.  Very attentive, get things right the first time, and friendly.  Total bill was $55.

    Cafe Alfresco
    344 Main St
    Dunedin, FL
    813-736-4299

    Cafe Alfresco Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value4/5
    4.0/5

    Mainely Meat


    We stopped at Mainely Meat for some BBQ.  We ordered a sampler and a pulled pork sandwich.

    BBQ Sampler

    Pulled Pork Sandwich

    The ribs were very tender with a spicy rub on top.  The chicken and pulled pork were both cooked well and the sausage was a bit on the spicy side.  The sides, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and cornbread, were all tasty as well. Total bill with a drink was $25.

    Mainely Meat
    15 Knox Rd
    Bar Harbor, ME
    (207) 288-9200

    Mainely Meat Barbeque Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5
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  • BBQ


    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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