Monday May 17, 2010

Luckie B’s BBQ

Posted by St Pete Eats


Last night, my husband picked up an assortment of goodies from Luckie B’s Bar-B-Que Bar and Grill. My mother-in-law is in town and staying with us for the week. When the topic of dinner came up, she showed me a few coupons for some Lea & Perrins sauces – with some scrumptious looking chicken on a BBQ grill, sizzling away. Since neither myself nor my husband were in the cooking mood after caring for a sick 1 year old (thank you daycare cooties), I thought of Luckie B’s.

Luckie B’s has finally opened in the old Fleming’s location. My husband says it looks pretty much the same inside except the sauce “bar” is replaced with a case for desserts and the bar area has been sectioned off from the dining area. Luckie B’s also has built on an outside eating area… I bet this will be nice during the cool winter months.

Don brought home a smorgasbord of delectable delights: BBQ Pork Spare Ribs, Rotisserie Chicken, and Brisket, with collard greens, macaroni and cheese, barbecue baked beans and waffle cut fries as sides. All of the meat was perfectly cooked with a deep smokey flavor. The meat fell off the ribs, the chicken had a nice spice to it too, and the brisket tasted great even without any of Luckie B’s signature sauces. As for the sides – the mac and cheese and baked beans were terrific! I didn’t try the greens – that’s up my husband’s alley – but he did say they had a nice kick to them. Em loved the fries :)

We really do miss Fred Fleming’s Famous BBQ, but Luckie B’s looks like it will be a suitable replacement. Hopefully Luckie B’s will succeed where Fleming’s did not – keep those crowds a-comin! I can’t wait to go back and try the pulled pork and get a slice of carrot cake. Until then…

PS: Dear Luckie B’s – the flying pig in your logo kinda looks like a rat. Maybe you should rethink that design. Just a thought.

Luckie B’s Bar-B-Que Bar and Grill
4351 4th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

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4 Responses to Luckie B’s BBQ

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Yosef

October 18th, 2011 at 2:22 am

You wrote: “We really do miss Fred Fleming’s Famous BBQ, but Luckie B’s looks like it will be a suitable replacement.” Look across the street, Champions … Fred Flemings, its back. Go there.

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Yosef

October 21st, 2011 at 9:58 am

St.peteEats wrote: “Dear Luckie B’s – the flying pig in your logo kinda looks like a rat. Maybe you should rethink that design. Just a thought.” Hmm so that was what that was.

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Eric

December 21st, 2011 at 5:56 am

StPete Eats – How can you write that Luckie B’s “finally opened”???!!! Like you were waiting for this slop? Their ribs are boiled road kill! The chicken is uncooked and flavorless. You liked this. If you HONESTLY can say this crap is good food then you need to give up food blogging. With this comment your credibility is down the tube and NO ONE should take what you say as accurate. We went here about 6 months ago and walked out, leaving ribs that looked a cyanotic/gray color that must have been boiled and then under a heat lamp and served as one entire rack, uncut with no seasoning, no sauce and no good. Friends who were there between the time we went and December 20th, said the place is still nasty. Chicken was still pink, uncooked and cool. The only taste that was good about this dump was t he taste of leaving! How can this place keep customers? They obviously will eat anything and if they are told it is BBQ, will imagine the taste of BBQ to go along with what is on the plate. This place is GROSS!

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St Pete Eats

January 11th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

HA!!! Oh I’m sorry you had such a horrible experience… that sucks, truly! Our meal was decent, but then again – that was over 8 months ago. Maybe when they opened they were on their game, maybe we just lucked out and got a good meal, maybe they got lazy and just started cutting corners. I haven’t been back since, so I have no idea what they are like now. Thanks for the update.

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