Thursday, December 09, 2010

Food: Sheila's Famous BBQ, Conch and More



South Florida isn't exactly renowned for its barbecue, so I guess you would be entirely justified in approaching "Sheila's Famous BBQ, Conch and More" with a little skepticism. After all, the place is a small roadside stand in Lake Worth, Florida that serves Bahamian seafood along with the ribs and pulled pork. To a purist raised on traditional Southern barbecue, whether it’s from Texas, Memphis, South Carolina, or Kansas City, it must seem an incongruous combination.

Oddly enough, though, the mix of cuisines works well (who would have thought conch salad and collard greens make for a dynamite combo?) and the (rather traditional) barbecue is quite tasty. Even the sparse outdoor porch seating has a sort of folksy charm; the walls are painted in bright colors and there’s a flat screen so you can watch the talking heads on CNN while you eat. Portions are a touch small for the price you pay, but there’s no denying that this is some of the best barbecue in Palm Beach County.

2/4 stars

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