With all due respect to my vegan and vegetarian friends and relatives, I do have an abiding (though hardly excessive) interest in BBQ. If I die a few months earlier, or if my soul corrodes slightly due to the bad karma, I guess I’m happy to pay.
So in honor of the day our carnivorous country achieved independence, I spent a bit of time hunting the web for the funnest names of BBQ joints and, so far, this is what I’ve got. And by the way, since you may risk becoming hungry from simply reading the names... try out our recommendations for Grilling cookbooks!
Bubba Lou's Bodacious BBQ - Orlando
Big Daddy’s BBQ - Largo
Sticky Fingers - Atlantic Beach
Hog Pound - Homsassa
Porky’s Last Stand - Bonita Springs
Pitbull Barbeque - Winter Haven
Lucille’s Bad to the Bone - Boca Raton
Boss Hog Barbeque - Cape Coral
Fat Boy’s Pork Palace - Brandywine
When Pigs Fly - Lewisburg
Home of Da Smoke - Adkins
Whup's Boomerang Bar-B-Que - Marlin
The Salt Lick - Driftwood
Slab's Barbeque - don't know where.
Holy Smokes - Dallas
Adam's Rib - Ft. Worth
Smokin’ Guns BBQ - Kansas City
Hog Wild - Hutchinson
Hog Heaven - Nashville
Little Porky’s Pit - Covington
The Boneyard - all over the country
Squat and Gobble - used to be in NJ
Bone Daddy - Midland MI
Did you know there is a Barbecue Capital of Texas?
In 2003, the Texas Legislature passed a resolution proclaiming Lockhart to be The Barbecue Capital of Texas.
There are four BBQ restaurants in Lockhart and they each estimate that about 5,000 people visit each week - roughly 250,000 people a year who eat BBQ there. I wonder what the rate of heart attacks is in Lockhart?