I recently took my husband out for his birthday. And while I like fancy schmancy fine dining, he's the type that likes to roll up his sleeves and smother a dish in sweet and spicy sauce. Even though he has a pretty casual approach to food, when it comes to barbecue, however, I might label him a snob.
One of his favorite places for barbecue here in Florida is 4 Rivers in Winter Park. Each time I've been, there's never less than a 45-minute wait and a line out the front door. That fact right there should tell you the food's not just good, it's flippin' fantastic!
On the menu, you'll find barbecue pulled pork, brisket and ribs, but it's their southern-style sides that really stand out. From bacon-wrapped jalapenos, fried pickles and cheese grits, to sweet potato casserole and Krispy Kreme bread pudding, you'll want to order them all and share with a friend so you can get a taste of each.
My personal favorite is their Six Shooter
This locally owned smokehouse has expanded to three locations in the Orlando area. Be sure to bring your appetite and stop by for some great southern barbecue next time you're in town!
IF YOU GO
- For locations and hours, check out their website at 4rsmokehouse.com
- Bring an appetite!