February 08, 2007


Yesterday, I did a story in Flavor about one of my favorite places: Rick's Custom Meats and Smokin' Joe's BBQ in Lithia.


I found this place after my Salad Mother-In-Law suggested it. It took several months for me to make my way out there. I wish I hadn't waited so long.

First off, it's primarily a meat counter and deli. There's tons of exotic meats - everything from goat to gator to buffalo. And plenty of down-home offerings like boiled peanuts and delicious homemade jerky.

Along the way, I met the owners, brothers Rick and Joe Shirley, who grew up only a few miles away from the store and BBQ business.


The pulled pork sandwich was delicious. The Cuban sandwich was awesome. And the sausage sandwich was some of the best I've ever eaten.

Anyway, if you want to see the Flickr photo set of shots I grabbed while I was out there, (including a couple gratuitous Cheerwine photos), click here.

Posted by Jeff at February 8, 2007 06:20 AM | TrackBack
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