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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

12 Bones Smokehouse on Urbanspoon

Food4/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere2/5
Value3/5
3.3/5
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  • 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

    Ozona Pig on Urbanspoon

    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.4/5
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  • After going to see SkyFall at the movies, we went over to Smokey Bones on Gulf to Bay for a late lunch.  From the moment, we walked in the door, the smell of BBQ surrounded us.  It smells so good in there.  We decided to start off with the Southwest spring rolls.

     

    They had some heat, but were pretty tasty.  The only issue was that our entrees came out almost immediately after the appetizer did.  They definitely lose some points for timing.  Loren ordered the 1/3 rack of ribs with a side salad and baked potato.

    He ordered the St Louis ribs, but the bill says he got baby back ribs.  He couldn’t seem to tell the difference, but he said they were very good.  He cleaned his plate and started eyeing mine.  I went for a combo of baby back ribs and pulled pork with onion rings and mac & cheese.

    The baby back ribs were delicious.  The sauce was sweet and the ribs were very tender.  Before I ordered, I had planned on taking the pulled pork home as leftovers, so I didn’t eat much of it.  I did find the pulled pork kind of dry though.  The onion rings were the big disappointment on the plate.  They just weren’t crunchy.  The mac & cheese was like lava when it came to the table and still steaming when I put part of it in the leftover box.  It had a good flavor and was really creamy.  Loren had talked about chocolate cake the night before, so we couldn’t resist ordering a slice.

    It was delicious.  Moist and chocolatety and perfect with the scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Yum!  Total bill with a drink was $56.

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

    Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill on Urbanspoon

    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value2/5
    3.3/5
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  • 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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