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Peebles BBQ in Auburndale and Jimbo's Pit BBQ in Lakeland

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Peebles BBQ in Auburndale and Jimbo's Pit BBQ in Lakeland

Sant | May 17, 2004 04:11 PM

This is what a BBQ joint should look like-- a rundown, white cinderblock building with an 8 foot tall pile of wood outside. Not neatly cut and stacked wood, but logs and branches stacked as if a funeral pyre was being built. This place is so quirky, it's cool! The smoke pits are in the restaurant so that you are garuanteed to smell like BBQ the rest of the day. The pits are inside but the bathrooms are outside! They are only open Thursday-Saturday and they close down for 3 months in the summer. Now that's my kinda work schedule!

The ribs were good, the sliced beef was okay, but man, the chooped pork was the best I've ever had-- and I've tried quite a few. The sides, BBQ beans and coleslaw were pretty good.

On the other hand, Jimbo's has awesome ribs, beans and slaw. However, their chopped pork was mediocre. I like that they bring their sauce-- which is nice and peppery and not too sweet-- in a bottle that has been warmed. Good idea.

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