Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Blue Willy's Barbecue (Pompano Beach)
I don't claim to be a barbecue connoisseur. But this food lover is a big barbecue fan and I've had my fair share around the country over the years. I'll keep this simple. Blue Willy's is easily THE BEST barbecue I've had in South Florida bar none.
Blue Willy's is owned and operated by Will Banks who was born in the barbecue land of Tyler, Texas. He learned his skills from his grandfather who owned a butcher shop in Tyler that eventually became a barbecue spot.
Barbecuing was a hobby for Will until approximately four years ago when he decided to take his talents pro. He inadvertently followed a similar path as the uber popular Franklin Barbecue located in Austin, Texas. Both started as food trucks before moving on to restaurants.
Will operated his popular food truck across from the Broward County Courthouse for three years. The Pompano Beach restaurant opened a few months ago and is a must visit place for fans of Texas style brisket, Carolina pulled pork and/or Memphis style ribs. Will also serves chicken and sausage. All of the barbecue is available as plates that come with two sides, sandwiches or by the pound/rack (halves too).
Willy's sides are good too and include Mac n Cheese, Collard Greens, Pit Smoked Beans, Slaw and Aunt May's Cornbread.
Rumor has it that Thursday is Pastrami day. It's allegedly fantastic and sells out fast. I'm 0-2. If it's as good as everything else, I may start camping out.
Willy slicing the outstanding Texas style Brisket.
You want the brisket.
Killer Carolina Style Pulled Pork.
Meaty Memphis Style Ribs.
Willy offers several housemade barbecue sauces including a Bob Gibson White Sauce and an Espresso Brisket Juice but none are needed.
Everyone's favorite side, Mac n Cheese is another winner.
Tasty Collard Greens.
Closed on Monday.
Tues-Sat 11:30 - 9.
1386 S Federal Hwy
Pompano Beach, FL 33062