Food: Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q review
Many things in South Florida are transplants from New York and New Jersey, including Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q, a barbecue joint run by Elisa and Scott Hight that was originally a successful chain in Manhattan.
Is the Big Apple's best good enough for Palm Beachers? I ordered a "Feast for Two" to find out:
The Feast had a little bit of everything - ribs, brisket, pulled pork, sausage, chicken, cole slaw, beans, tater tots, and fried biscuits. It was a lot of food, but as the Duke said...
I have pretty critical barbecue tastebuds (going to college in Gainesville will do that to you), and Mrs. Smokeys' food had its highs and lows - the pulled pork and brisket were good, but the ribs and chicken were only average. I particularly liked the fried biscuit (who wouldn't?) and the BBQ sauces, which are spicy and flavorful. Add in the attentive, friendly service and more-comfy-than-expected Western decor, and you have yourself
2/4 stars, pardner.