As I got off of my car I could smell the glorious smell of the smoker a good 100 feet from me. Blue Willy’s BBQ is a large trailer, part of which is the smoker brightening up my day. I was with my cousin Chunktronics and after taking a good long look at the menu we order everything.
OK, maybe not everything but almost everything except the Brisket (did sample it though) and Rib Tips. We also decided it would be best to order everything as a “Plate” so that we can try all the sides. There were five sides: Willy’s Pit Smoked Beans, Coleslaw, Fries, Cornbread and Mac n’ Cheese. The fries were nothing special. The Mac n’ Cheese had a nice little bread crumb crust top but I didn’t feel it was cheesy enough. I didn’t try the coleslaw and beans, Chunktronics loved them. The Cornbread is a must have with the little pieces of corn sprinkled throughout.
So I won’t have to repeat myself throughout, there was an omnipresent smoke flavor in everything. The homemade Smoked Sausage was served up first in slivers. The Sausage was great and could have easily been a part of a great sandwich with Onions & Peppers. Blue Willy suggested we try mixing both his Tomato and Mustard BBQ sauces with the Chopped Pork sandwich. I loaded up my sandwich with the Mustard Sauce and tried adding a bit of the Tomato one. I could see some folks preferring the mix but I preferred the Mustard Sauce solo.
The St. Louis Spareribs were Chunktronic’s favorite but for me, nothing was better than the Chicken. It was delicious, it was moist (smokey too!) and it had a White BBQ Sauce. I was not familiar with the existence of a White BBQ Sauce but it’s an Alabama thing according to Willy. I went back and tried everything again with the White Sauce which just confirmed my suspicions. That White BBQ sauce needs to have a permanent home on the condiment shelf in my fridge.
UPDATE (January 14th, 2014):
Blue Willy’s moved into a restaurant last July (2013) after he was asked to leave his permanent spot in F.t Lauderdale near the Courthouse. Now, you’re out of excuses so just make the drive and eat up. The pictures below will do all the convincing for me.
Another UPDATE (June 2016):
Blue Willy’s closed up shop in Pompano (early May 2016) and re-opened in Oakland Park (June 24th, 2016).
Time To BBQ It Up:
Blue Willy’s Barbecue is CLOSED
1190 E Commercial Blvd, Oakland Park, FL 33334