Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Barbecue Nirvana at Smokin J's

I have found the most heavenly barbecue brisket ever.

Smokin' J's BBQ (727) 329-8624 South Pasadena / Gulfport 5145 Gulfport Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707 smknjsbbq.com

Seriously, we have always had a wonderful meals from this little restaurant. Nice folks serving authentic barbecue with great sides. Food is always good and the portions are ample. There is no skimping on the flavor or portion.

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We have eaten inside at the picnic tables and have ordered take out more times than our cardiologist would like to hear. The brisket is phenomenal. It is lean, tender, smoky delectable beef.


 I can attest to the smoked sausage as a favorite take home. The smoked whole chickens are always moist and flavored beautifully with an even bronzed skin. The smoked wings ROCK! Hot is HOT! The sauces are deeply flavored and are thick with molasses sweetness. The hot barbecue sauce is not for the tender tongue. It packs a punch of heat that is aggressive. I love it.

There is a good number of sides that complement the smoked meats nicely.  The coleslaw is sweet and a bit sloppy.


The mac and cheese is decadently cheesy.  The jalapeno corn muffin has a touch of sweetness and some sweet heat.  The potato salad stands above the norm.



My husband will never deviate from his pulled pork sandwich on the soft white bun.  It is enough to make two sandwiches.  He inhales it.

Truthfully, this is the finest kind of barbecue, smoked with care, and served with equal panache.  You can call ahead, order and get your food quickly from the side take-out window.  There is indoor seating, not a huge number of tables, but adequate seating to sit and have a beer or two with your food.  The Family pack is a good choice and very economical for the generous amount of food.  There is delivery available.
Please don't pass by Smokin J's on Gulfport Blvd., look for the split rail fence, the Stars and Stripes flying proudly, pull in, look around, set a spell, breathe deep and order away.  You will be very very happy.

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