“So let’s go for a little barbeque,” we thought, remembering a lunch ride with Ed Kozlowski that went past a barbeque joint in St. Leo just a few weeks ago.
This place is called “On Q Smokehouse Grill,” and it is in an old, 1920s building that someone at lunch said used to be a St. Leo University fraternity house. I looked it up on Yelp and found plenty of good reviews. Worth a try, and it’s only maybe 75 miles or so from our usual departure point – McDonald’s on Roosevelt in Clearwater (or is that Largo?).
I was kind of surprised by the turnout. Our group must really like barbeque. We had around 10 bikes show up at McDonald’s, and then we picked up Jim and Peachie as we passed near their house in Trinity. A few miles up the road at the 7-11 at Rtes. 41 and 54, we picked up the Blue Crew – our new members who live up in that neck of the woods. Thanks to Jim, Joe and Catfish for coming along and for being our newest members.
In all, 15 people on 14 bikes. A great day.
On Q had a separate room all set up for us when we arrived. I had the ribs and collard greens, and they were excellent. Beth, who is hard to please when it comes to food and restaurants, had a salad topped with pulled pork, and she declared it to be top-notch. We had a little ticket-drawing just for fun, and Dr. Mike won a free piece of kumquat pie. Not wanting him to have to eat alone, I had a piece, too.
Another point in On Q’s favor: they had two waitresses assigned to our party instead of just one. The service was great.
We’ll be doing this place again.