Southern Style Barbecue is very serious business. In some areas of the world, certain restaurants have a cult following. People get tattooed to show their love…
travel long distances for a certain rib or brisket, attend barbeque cook-offs by the tens of thousands or just spend their Saturdays at home perfecting their own special rub for their pork.
Yes, I know. Americans are weird. Men in particular.
Lazy Croc’s BBQ joint about 2.5 miles north on Ambergris Caye has that sort of cult (no tattoos yet that I know of…but a certain fervor for sure). It’s been an Ambergris Caye favorite for those who love their Southern style American barbecue. I’ve heard of residents buying 20 lbs of pulled pork to have as back-up in their freezers. Just in case…
SO, when I ran into new owners in town a few weeks ago (NNNNEWWWWW WHAT??!?!?!?!), I was a bit nervous. Sure Christiano and his father seemed to have some great ideas, like more days open, extended hours and a Croc Mobile delivery service, but would the recipes, the smoky meaty goodness be the same?
And more importantly, could Lazy Croc’s keep their SanPedroScoop.com Sunglasses of Excellence?
I don’t even need to say it. THE PRESSURE WAS ON.
First though, that sign is no joke. If you look carefully, you can see me laying on the bridge taking a picture of this handsome devil.
Wednesday through Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Here is Christiano…super friendly, chatty guy with lots of great ideas. Like these “Croc Eggs”…green cherries that are steeping in overproof rum as we speak.
Oh yes…and one mustn’t forget dessert. I have a brownie coconut ice cream sandwich. I mean seriously?