$2.00 PORK SANDWICHES! $2.00 PORK SANDWICHES! Oops, sorry, I got caught up in that TV ad where the guy jumps out the window, and back in the front door yelling about a super cheap special. A $2.00 sandwich lunch special is something to get excited about. What make the David's BBQ pork sandwich special on Tuesday's is that this is really good BBQ. David's does a nice job cooking the other white meat to smoked 'que perfection. The chopped pork, or the sliced variety is very tasty, and is complimented by a spicy on-the-hotter-side of mild BBQ sauce on the GLOB Master's lunch time belly bomb. Sometimes I add the David's coleslaw to the sandwich for a tart, crunchy flavor addition. I like my BBQ sammie on the crunchy Texas Toast. You have to admit that is a darn good looking sandwich above. David's only disclaimer is you can buy just 5 sandwiches at one time. In other words you can't stop the school bus and buy everybody on the giant Orange school wagon a $2.00 sandwich. Gosh Pee Wee, a TWO dollar sandwich and TWO sides is just a little over SIX bucks. I'm going back to David's BBQ for lunch today.
This smokehouse is serving X-large portions of BBQ bliss
By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor
There is more David's BBQ feature information on the David's BBQ NE 23rd Blog page.
I've been a Davids BBQ fan for a real long time. My relationship goes back to 1998 when the restaurant was located on NW 23rd Ave. across from what is now Ward's Grocery. I'm guessing you've heard their snappy music on television and radio ads. Their web site proudly states David's BBQ was voted 'Best BBQ and ribs in Gainesville', and 'Best Food' at the Greater Gainesville Beer Festival.
BBQ ribs and beer. I wish I could describe the wonderful images floating around in head right now thinking about ribs and beer. I have no idea who the challengers were at that beer festival, but I can tell you with one of David's extra large, incredibly fleshy ribs in one hand, and a glass of the ice cold golden nectar of the gods in the other, second place really is unimportant.
David's ribs are so large I recently ordered the large pork plate special with two sides and could only eat two of the ribs. I shared the order with my friend Lynn and she ate two of the ribs. It was my sons Bob's birthday so I gave him the fifth rib to take home for later.
OK, Lynn didn't do a very good job of cleaning all the meat off her rib bones. So I made sure she didn't throw any of those juicy, tender morsels of meat away . . .
I'm a big guy. I wear extra large clothes and could easily weigh 300 pounds as opposed to 200 pounds. Folks like me will appreciate this next statement. THERE IS NO PORTION CONTROL AT DAVID'S BBQ.
The pork plate special mentioned above is a lot of food. Picture a nine inch black plate of five giant ribs and a major portion of fries on top of the ribs, only to have a very large order of perhaps the best onion rings in town stacked on top of the fries sitting in front of you. Literally a triple-decker order of heart stopping heaven. Now think about it being your mission to clean your plate.
That's what momma always told me.
The flavors are extraordinary. The meat is perfectly cooked. The side orders are cooked to perfection. Their Texas toast chopped pork sandwich -- in which I measure BBQ success -- I M O is one of the best sandwiches in town.
For the GLOBers interested in a good Food On The Run spot David's has a quick drive-thru that moves you through the order window, pick up window process in a timely manner.
BTW the home cut french fries are really good. Their lightly battered french fried onion rings most likely are the best in town. If these O R's aren't the best you need to tell me where to find better onion rings. Go ahead add your comment below, send me to David's competition.
Since the large rib special is big enough to share, my suggestion is to order both the fries and the onions rings as your two side orders.
My ex-wife summarized the David's BBQ experience perfectly, "How come the people eating in here are all shaped like you and not like me?"
I was out getting my exercise miles when I came upon David’s Real Pit BBQ on NE 23rd Ave. and thought it would be a good time to grab a quick bite to eat. While I was waiting my turn, I was reading a table top card with a large headline that said, “What Style Are You?” The card was advertising the David’s USDA CHOICE Black Angus Quarter Pound Classic Hamburger for $4.79. You can get a BBQ burger for $5.29. For an additional $2, you get a small drink and French fries. Those giant, fat, meaty home cut French fries are some of my favorite spuds in GLOB Land. I’m not joking when I tell you this was a CLASSIC Hamburger. A thick juicy, flavorful USDA CHOICE BLACK ANGUS patty stacked up high with Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle, and Onion. I added my own mustard and ketchup. This is a hamburger that could have made the GLOB Fab Five of hamburgers. Wait a minute. I am this minute updating the GLOB Fab Five Burgers to include this one, and it is the undisputed champion. On Friday, David’s sells this red meat protein prize winner and their BBQ Burger for FOUR DOLLARS! If there is a better $4 dollar hamburger deal in town some one needs to let the GLOB Master and GLOB readers know!
The Pluses and Minuses of David's BBQ:
David's BBQ (+) Indicators : Truly serving up plates of bar-b-ques bliss!
David's BBQ (-) Indicators: David's presents a counter of interesting hot sauces they have titled the wall of fire. All of those hot sauces and we can't sample any of them.
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