Tag Archives: BBQ

Smokey Bones

Smokey Bones
Smokey Bones

Smokey Bones is a combination sports bar & restaurant. If you want a nice quiet dinner definitely don’t eat at the high-tops in the bar area.

I’m not a big lover of the high-top, my legs are too short and it starts to hurt after a while.

When I walked in I immediately smelled the BBQ wood. Just to be contrary I ordered the tenderloin steak with broccoli and cinnamon apples, to my surprise the steak was cooked perfectly (medium of course), the broccoli was fresh and steamed nicely, it tasted extra yummy dipped in the butter/pepper sauce that came with the steak. I saved the apples for last, they were crisp, tart and cinna-delious!

My husband ordered the baby back ribs, I was lucky enough to get a few of those ribs, purely for scientific reasons. The ribs were fall-off-the-bone done, meaty and nicely spiced. My hubby sure seemed happy with his ribby choice.

The place was packed and we had to sit in the bar area. The bar area seems a lot louder than the other parts of the restaurant, there are lots of tvs and sports enthusiasts. The service was a little slow which could be expected on such a busy day. By the time we left the line was out the door for seating.

Atmosphere – Well unfortunately it was getting busy and we didn’t get to sit in the dining area, not loving the bar loudness.

Service – Service was alright, it there was a Rays game and it was pretty busy.

Food – The food was pretty yummy! I was surprised at how good it was for a chain restaurant.

Summary – I think I would have given this better marks if we had been able to sit in a quieter area, I’m willing to try it again.

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Preacher’s BBQ

Real pit bbq!
Real pit BBQ!

Preacher’s BBQ, as you open your car door you can smell it, smokey, woody goodness, oh yeah, that’s real pit BBQ!

Preacher’s is a  small place on 4th St and one of the few places in the area with real BBQ. The restaurant itself is a take-out place but there are a couple tables if you just can’t wait!

Preacher’s has the normal BBQ menu fare – ribs, chicken, pulled pork, etc but they also have burgers and to my surprise turkey legs (the daily special).

My husband and I have eaten there twice already since their recent opening and both times we were delighted. I’ve tried the pulled pork sandwich, which was, well smokey and flavorful and the

Preacher's BBQ
RAR! My carnivore side is escaping

smoked turkey leg which made me feel like Henry the VIII! All the yumminess, without have to go to a Ren Faire!

My husband has tried the ribs and the chopped brisket, the big smile on his face makes me think he enjoyed both throughly.

Oh did I mention the fresh cakes and pies? All local made!

Atmosphere – Preacher’s is a take-out place with only a couple tables, nothing fancy.


Service – Preacher’s is family owned and everyone behind the counter is friendly and welcoming.

Food – The food was oh so good! Make sure you try the sauce!

Summary – Take-out food that will have you licking your fingers.

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