Mojo Bar-b-Que is a true Southern blues kitchen, named for that good luck feeling that is often the antithesis of the blues. But good food mojo is exactly what’s on order here at this eatery on University Boulevard, thanks to a special selection of back-home barbecue that runs from North Carolina pulled pork and Texas hotlinks to simple dry-rub spareribs. There’s a host of sandwiches, salads, soups and seafood entrées to choose from as well, though meat-free sides like cheese grits, collard greens, black eyed peas and smoked yellow corn might be enough to keep any vegetarian happy. With yellow walls, roomy booths and a variety of funky blues artist photos on the wall, Mojo’s is a true barbecue favorite in Jacksonville.
In a mobile food truck, Driftwood's pit masters slow cook the menu's meaty offerings for up to 16 hours on site at various Jacksonville locations as well as catered events. Lunchers refuel with daily selections, such as pulled pork, chicken breast, or ribs, that are each smoked over wood cut from cherry, apple, or bacon trees. Chefs craft homemade sides including baked beans and coleslaw to complement the protein-packed morsels. For catering, the mobile barbecue mavens journey to company picnics, weddings, and other events to fill the stomachs of 15 or more people. Meal planners can select spreads of one ($14/person), two ($16/person), or three ($18/person) meats, each of which comes with a choice of two sides and bread. Skilled servers emerge from the food truck to help customers pile up plates and bury leftover rib bones in their garden.
Thirty years ago, a mother, a son, and his wife joined forces to create their own barbecue restaurant, starting with family-inspired, made-from-scratch recipes. They formula proved to be a success, and Woody’s Bar-B-Q now dishes the same quality eats from locations in six states. The restaurant’s defining secret sauce decorates baby back ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and roasted half-chickens at each location.