Monday May 17, 2010
Luckie B’s BBQ
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