When Dean Lavallee opened the first Park Avenue BBQ in 1988, he had one lofty mission in mind: to serve the best barbecue ever made. Despite the seemingly impossible nature of his goal, he and his team continue to rise to the challenge, dry-rubbing their meats to smoke and char-grill on-site. They use all-natural, grain-fed, domestic pork for their traditional and Carolina-style barbecue pork—pulled by hand—and only use fresh, never-frozen ribs that are smoked daily over hickory. As diners chow down on hearty homestyle sides, seafood platters, or buffalo wings tossed in one of six sauces, they can admire the dining room's pictures of their city's most prominent people, places, and robot mayors.
Park Avenue BBQ arranges their meats into fun, hearty dishes such as the Dempublican sandwich, which combines smoked pork and beef brisket separated only by cheese and bacon to create a sizeable sandwich that the team has dubbed "porkalicious". They whip up Funnybonz, which look and taste like miniature ribs, using tender, lean pork that's prepared by cooking up regular ribs beneath a shrink ray. In 2008, their dedication to each dish caused
Cityvoter's users to name Park Avenue BBQ the best barbecue in town.
For wings with a ton of zest, Port St Lucie's Lefty's Wings and Raw Bar has got you covered.
Dieters beware — Lefty's Wings and Raw Bar does not offer low-fat cuisine.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Lefty's Wings and Raw Bar's delightful drink menu.
Grab the kids when you head to Lefty's Wings and Raw Bar — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan.
The large dining space at Lefty's Wings and Raw Bar provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at Lefty's Wings and Raw Bar.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Lefty's Wings and Raw Bar in jeans and a hoodie.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Lefty's Wings and Raw Bar's diners can make use of nearby parking lots.
You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Lefty's Wings and Raw Bar — prices are usually less than $15.
Rib-lovers won't be able to get enough of the delicious baby backs and succulent short ribs (and more) at Fort Pierce's Norris' Famous Place For Ribs.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Norris' Famous Place For Ribs.
Don't go without drinks at dinner — Norris' Famous Place For Ribs is BYOB, so make sure to grab a bottle of your own for the table.
With Norris' Famous Place For Ribs' wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Norris' Famous Place For Ribs has kid-friendly food and seating.
Happy hour at Norris' Famous Place For Ribs is filled with deals and steals.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Norris' Famous Place For Ribs is a great summer destination.
Heading over after work? Make sure to call ahead to reserve your table since crowds tend to pack Norris' Famous Place For Ribs on weeknights.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Norris' Famous Place For Ribs' cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Catering services are also available.
Parking is available next door or valet is provided, if preferred.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Norris' Famous Place For Ribs' mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
With swinging wood saloon doors, hanging lamps made from cowboy hats, and local ranchers' brands seared into each tabletop, Cowboys' Bar-B-Q & Steak Co.'s three locations make visitors feel as though they've just stumbled in from the Texas lowlands. Many of founder Jim McCoin's self-devised recipes come from years of careful cooking while on the professional barbecue-competition circuit, which regularly led his team "Big Daddy Q" to victory. Wings strut across plates dressed in up to 20 sauce flavors, compelling tongues to quench thirst with 10 draft beers or Western-themed margaritas. Beverages are served in mason jars, carried past decorations such as photographs representing local ranching families. For outside eaters, Cowboys' supplies its hearty grilled fare through take-out and catering each day of the week.
Style is all about expressing yourself. And everyone's style is different. At Players, customers can up the ante on their athletic wear with one-of-a-kind t-shirts, designer denim, and rare and limited release Nike and Jordan kicks. Shelves and racks are stocked with brands such as Parish, LRG, Neff, DGK, Levis, AtLab, and Coke Boys, including t-shirts and New Era caps emblazoned with logos of MLB, NBA, and NFL teams. Old school Nike's pair well with tees bearing the horned logo of the Chicago Bulls, while an orange button down shirt can create a fresh look with a straight-billed Cleveland Browns cap. The shop also carries a number of camouflage shorts, designer shirts, and basketball shorts to ensure customers can complete their new outfits without having to join the most dangerous knitting club in town, the knit wits.
Most barbecue joints slather their food in one type of sauce?the smoky Texas style, the sweet Memphis style, or the vinegary North Carolina style. That?s not the case at Red's Backwoods BBQ. There, six signature sauces from various regions coat fall-off-the-bone ribs, slow-cooked pulled pork, and juicy chicken.
The chefs also use a secret rub to bring out the flavor of their homemade gator bites. And though the large portions of meat and two sides offer filling meals by themselves, taste buds pine for decadent Southern sweets such as housemade banana pudding, Kentucky bourbon pecan pie topped with scoops of ice cream, and frothy root-beer floats that harken back to a simpler time when everyone moved at a slower pace and rode dinosaurs everywhere.