I have had barbecue from a lot of places in Florida, but I can't say any were memorable. Not surprising, I can take or leave barbecue. It's fun food, which I like and usually eat at gatherings so I have a positive association with it. On the other hand, my hubby loves barbecue, he grew up here (I didn't). So I stumbled upon Bare Bones this morning, and thought I had seen this before. I had. We use a food delivery service and this place is on the list that delivers to us. I never wanted to even look at the menu because the logo is a pig's giant rear and it just made me think no good food here, move on. I never thought that consciously until today. That was it: the pig's ass. So there's that. After reading reviews from people, I thought, well, I can take it or leave it, but hubby will no doubt love it. So, I'd give it a try! We ordered the Baby Bones Meal with brisket, jerk chicken, and baby back ribs. I could only choose 3 sides so I went with mac n cheese, cole slaw and corn on the cob. Hubby loves collard greens, so I added those. I have to say, I enjoyed this meal A LOT. The meat was tender and succulent, especially the brisket. Everything was full of flavor, and having a nice variety of food like that was great. Hubby loved the greens, I am sorry (not sorry), I still don't care for greens. I loved the mac n cheese and the corn. Both were perfect. The slaw was prepared differently than I prefer, but it wasn't bad. I think they make it that way for the sandwiches as to not make them soggy. Just a guess. I found myself stuffed and satisfied. I had concerns that I would get enough food for the money, or that it would be another 'okay' barbecue experience. I'm glad I tried this place out, and thank you, Yelp. Otherwise the pig's ass would have prevailed.
- Tamela S.