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What is Florida Barbecue?

Memphis is know for its ribs, Alabama for its white sauce, Texas for its beef brisket, and North Carolina for its vinegar-rich pulled pork, but what is Florida BBQ known for?  Despite the media’s focus on these other southern states, two of the most well-known BBQ chains in the United States originated in Florida – Smokey Bones in Orlando, FL in 1999, and Sonny’s BBQ in Gainesville, FL in 1968.  Florida BBQ is a celebration of all things BBQ – whether you want ribs, chicken, pulled pork, beef brisket, or even smoked turkey, we have it all right here in Florida.  Florida may not be known for a particular style of barbecue, but barbecue is alive and well here.  What is Florida BBQ to you?

Sonny's 4th of July Rib Pack Special, Sonny's BBQ, Palm Harbor, FL. This photograph was taken with an iPhone 4.
Sonny’s 4th of July Rib Pack Special, Sonny’s BBQ, Palm Harbor, FL. This photograph was taken with an iPhone 4.
Pulled pork and smoked chicken wing combination platter at Smokey Bones, Clearwater, FL.
Pulled pork and smoked chicken wing combination platter at Smokey Bones, Clearwater, FL.
Jennifer Ring
Jennifer Ring is a photoblogger living in the Tampa Bay area, on Florida's west coast, home to some of the best beaches in the state.
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