Like that B-B-B-B-Bad George Thorogood song this B-B-B-B-Q IS B-B-B-B-Bad to the Bone!
BBQ makes me SO glad I am not a vegan!
GREAT BBQ makes me sing!
I am singing now!
Let's get right to the chorus, er, review...
I took a day drive to Clermont to do some business. At noon, feeling that familiar grumbling in my tum it was time to find a cure.
Under the iconic Citrus Tower is where I found Uncle Kenny's!
This place IS the real deal! If that wonderful oaky smoky smell doesn't lure you in, then the succulent sweetness on the breeze will. I LOVE it!
I was greeted and treated to a seat by Pam. She immediately took my drink order and made a few recommendations. As soon as she said "Ri" I was sure of what I wanted, but I listened happily as the rest of her words were uttered. "Ribs", she said. I wholeheartedly agreed!
Don't you just love that mouthwatering anticipation feeling as you sit patiently, waiting for your first glimpse of YOUR plateful of plenty?
OH! how rewarding it was, as Pam slid MY ration of ribs into place!
Opting for just a half slab, sizzling before me were 3 succulent looking mighty fine pieces of meat. My fingers trembled slightly as my first bite was imminent. Drawing closer, a bouquet of fire and smoke curly swirled about me as I inhaled the scents..
One word. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
I gazed in wide wonder at the joy I had found!
(Thanks Mr. Thorogood! AND now Uncle Kenny!)
I 'thorough'ly enjoyed each and every bite. Indeed.
After savoring the sauces and succulence of my menu selection, I was treated to a 'tour' of the place.
That's when I learned Uncle Kenny's has a downstairs area!
Downstairs! In Florida.
It was there, amongst the additional seating and back stage kitchen areas that I met the proud namesake of this quintessential 'Q' joint.
I met Uncle Kenny himself!
We talked like we'd known each other for years. I learned some of his backstory. His years of competition BBQ and some of his inspirations.
Uncle Kenny asked IF I'd tried the 'Dirty Rib'?
I had not.
He went on to explain that it is kind of an off menu item but it is listed in a few places. It's a deep fried rib with a special sauce applied generously.
Uncle Kenny took me to the front by the kitchen and got me a sample Dirty Rib to try. How cool is that?
Let me tell you what! Deep Fried Rib? That process locks in a lot of moisture giving this Dirty Rib a great texture and an easy bite! It was a magical thing.
Back to the song.
I'm here to tell ya that Uncle Kenny's is B-B-B-B-Bad to the Bone!
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