Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opening in Boca Raton in August

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A hell of a lot of meat from Dickey's Barbecue Pit.
There's an ongoing debate about the merits -- or lack thereof -- of the barbecue scene in South Florida. For every die-hard devotee of some Broward or Palm Beach County joint, it seems you'll find an equally passionate 'cue fan who claims the goods are few and far between in our region. Carol Vu, a franchise owner set to open a Dickey's Barbecue Pit this August in Boca Raton, tends to the latter camp.

"There's a lack of Southern barbecue" in South Florida, says Vu, who lived in Dallas, Texas, for six years before moving to Florida about three and a half years ago.

Vu says she became familiar with Dickey's when she lived in Dallas, where the national franchise is based. The self-proclaimed "foodie" identified the franchise as her ideal match because she wanted to invest in a fast casual barbecue joint that would emphasize takeout and catering as well as fast service instead of "sit-down dining."

Having met many transplanted Texans (and others) in Florida, Vu expects to appeal to customers in the region who are familiar with Dickey's or at least the "slow-smoked, tangy sauce" Southern style served by the franchise. "Florida is such a transient state," she says.

The Boca location -- which will be in a 2,000-square-foot space at 21073 Powerline Road, Ste. 33 -- is the second Dickey's restaurant in our region. The closest store is in Miramar. The Boca Raton restaurant should open in August, and current plans would provide seating for 48 people.

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Here's the complete list of Dickey's meat offering: Texas style chopped beef brisket Sliced beef brisket Southern pulled pork Virginia style ham Marinated chicken breast Tender turkey breast Old recipe polish sausage Spicy cheddar sausage Fall-off-the-bone pork ribs All the meats are smoked.

freakerdude
freakerdude

But Virginia ham and marinated chicken breasts in any BBQ joint? Smoked pork butt shoulder and smoked chicken are more the bbq norm but I guess not in Texas. Armadillo Willy's is some decent Texas bbq I had in San Jose, Cali. for a chain.

freakerdude
freakerdude

 I will put this in my August calendar since it is somewhat close to where I work. If Smokehouse couldn't make it out there in that area, I doubt that a chain Q joint will. But the masses just love chains.....sigh. "There's only two things that come from Texas, boy".......classic line

Richard Pachter
Richard Pachter

Right. Ribs get low billing. If it's Texas style, brisket is the star.

Richard Pachter
Richard Pachter

Boca Barbecue? There's Ricky's Ribs near Town Center, which is not very good. Shorty's is opening in West Boca and Mississippi Sweets has its fans (to put it kindly). Red's on Palmetto near 95 has been in biz for quite a while, too, and is decent. This Dickey's is another chain, but it might be decent and is certainly worth trying. In the meantime, this may be of interest: http://www.visitflorida.com/articles/spell-it-barbeque-barbecue-bbq-or-bar-b-q-south-florida-has-the-real-thing 

Charlie Byrne
Charlie Byrne

Looking at their menu I am already a bit leery of this joint. "BBQ Meat offerings include: Virginia style ham Marinated chicken breasts Fall off the bone pork ribs..." None of these seem like a good sign.

Tricia Woolfenden
Tricia Woolfenden

They have a really limited base in Florida (only a few other stores in the state). But indeed, there are just tons of them in Texas. 

freakerdude
freakerdude

Hmmmm....never heard of Dickey's except the work clothes line of apparel.

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