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Mission BBQ


968 W Mitchell Hammock Rd.
Oviedo, FL 32765
(407) 479-3386
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Mission BBQ opened its doors for business on September 11, 2011.
Ten years after the world changed forever, in some small way they wanted to change it back.

The founders of Mission BBQ, strive every day to remind everyone what makes Our Country great, which is its heroes.

Two friends passionate about BBQ, patriotic for their country, and who believe in running a business with meaning and purpose, decided to open up the first Mission BBQ with a belief  that there is nothing more American than BBQ, and nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve our communities and our country.

They do what they do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, first responders and all our loved ones in service.

The founders of Mission BBQ, Bill Kraus and Steve Newton journeyed across Texas to Kansas City, the Carolinas to St. Louis...to discover the secrets of great BBQ, and they now have 41 locations in 11 states and are still growing.

Everyday they strive to serve authentic BBQ made from the freshest, most delectable ingredients, and serve it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who’ve made our country great, given to us by the people who earned them.

The menu has all the classic and traditional BBQ items you would come to expect, like Brisket, Pulled Pork, Ribs, Smoked Sausage, Smoked Turkey and Pulled Chicken that is available as combo or as a sandwich with a variety of side offerings. The sides include Mac & Cheese, Coleslaw, Green Beans, Brisket Baked Beans and fries to name a few.

Like many places today, Mission BBQ is fast casual, where you walk up, place your order, and when it is ready, they will call your name and you go and grab your tray of food.

The Brisket Sandwich is packed full of delicious brisket, and Mission BBQ does not skimp on the meat, this was served with Brisket Baked beans with large chunks of brisket and french fries.

The Ribs are no joke here either, they literally fell right off the bone, and didn't need any extra BBQ sauce. Every meal is served with a side if sweet cornbread, and on this order of RIbs, my dining guest ordered the Brisket Baked Beans and a side of Collards, which are seasonal.

I'm not usually a fan of pulled chicken, as it tends to be dry, but Mission BBQ does it right with a very flavorful and moist pulled chicken. This was served with Collards and Green Beans & Bacon.

I went with the XXL Combo with Brisket, Pulled Pork and Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage with a side of Maggies Mac & Cheese and Brisket Baked Beans. This was enough for a meat coma, and it was all delicious. The brisket can be ordered wet or dry, and I went with the more flavorful portions of brisket ordered wet.

Stop by at lunchtime, and you might catch them during the daily salute to the Stars and Stripes. At Mission BBQ, they proudly serve those who serve. Stop by and help them complete their Mission.

Mission BBQ is open Monday to Thursday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday they are open till 10:00 pm, and on Sunday they open at 11:30 pm and close at 8:30 pm.

Mission BBQ Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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The Mojo Grill

4620 E Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 291-6656
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During the last few days of Summer this year, I had the opportunity to go camping in Ocala. Although we ate at camp most days, we did manage to sneak of to Mojo Grill and catering Company.

The first thing you will notice when you walk into the Mojo Grill is the Southern style hospitality and atmosphere. The inside is a vast collection of artwork and decor that include bright colored paintings featuring blues legends and various instruments one would see from New Orleans to Mississippi.

The sounds of the Blues are floating in the air and the vibe is very Bourbon Street. Even the various flat screen TV’s inside this establishment are showing legendary musical performances from some the best Blues legends. If you go to the East Ocala location, like we did, you will notice an entire band’s set of instruments hanging upside down from the ceiling...It’s pretty impressive. They also boast a state of the art sound system that allows live bands to plug into the house system so they can be heard in concert quality sound inside and out on the patio.

Local artist Deb Grant hand painted most of the decor and every table in the restaurant, as well as painting in a tower area that hoists a 37 guitar chandelier at 40 feet in the air. The focal point of the restaurant is the 30-seat indoor/outdoor bar that boasts Ocala’s coldest draft beer system. They offer 20 draft selections with local craft breweries from Gainesville, Ocala, and St. Petersburg showcasing their beers.

Mojo Grill features a menu that includes burgers, empanadas, a Cuban pork dinner, Cajun chicken pasta, shrimp and grits, and a large selection of tasty appetizers. Entrees range from $7.99 to $14.99. There are enough entree selections to satisfy the pickiest of eaters, and they even have a gluten free section to choose from.


In addition to craft beers, Mojo also has a good cocktail selection as well. The names range from Voodoo Child to Hellhound and are loaded with a variety of alcohols.

Pop's Cajun Boiled Peanuts were fun to eat at a restaurant. I love boiled peanuts, but usually grab some from a roadside stand. These were just as good.

The Fried Pickles were crispy dill chips tossed in cajun batter and served with a cajun ranch dipping sauce. They were a big hit at our table, but a tad salty.

Shrimp and Grits are on menus everywhere these days, but the Southern Style Shrimp and Grits with Applewood bacon, cheddar cheese grits and Cajun alfredo sauce was a very satisfying dish.

Rondo's Famous Cuban Pork Dinner was a hearty portion of tender and juicy marinated pork in rondo's secret mojo sauce.

The Cajun Dip is Mojo Grill’s take on a French Dip with Cajun rubbed roast beef,swiss cheese and au jus for dipping. A really good sandwich with a little extra zing to it.

My only disappointment at Mojo Grill was the Churrasco Steak. This is an 8 oz hand cut skirt steak grilled and topped with grilled onions. The steak is served with house made chimichurri, black beans and rice and sweet plantains. The steak was a little tough and had way too much excess fat.

The Rasta Pasta is a penne pasta dish with sauteed bell peppers tossed in jerk alfredo sauce then topped with jerk chicken. The heat of the spices and the creaminess of the sauce made for a unique and delicious flavor profile.


Mojo Grill is open Sunday thru Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with Friday and Saturday being open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you happen to find yourself out near any of their three locations stop by. It's worth it just for the atmosphere alone.


The Mojo Grill & Catering Co Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Reggae Fest at Bahama Breeze

1200 N Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32828
(All Locations)
(407) 658-6770
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At Bahama Breeze, Caribbean inspired food, handcrafted tropical drinks, and a vibrant island atmosphere allows you to feel a million miles from home, any day of the week. Like sunshine on your face, it’s always warm and welcoming and a great place to gather with friends and share a tasty plate or two or five with no worries.

From trying jicama or plantains to jerk chicken pasta, you can enjoy the islands one taste at a time, discovering new flavors and favorites along the way. Every Bahama Breeze has live music in the evenings with Caribbean soul and contemporary tunes, musicians keep the energy lively and the atmosphere friendly.

This summer, you don’t have to go all the way to the Islands to celebrate Reggae Fest, because Bahama Breeze is having their own Reggae Fest until August 13th. This festival is bringing the “don’t worry, be happy” attitude to life with the sounds, tastes, sights and vibes of Jamaica. The night will take on a rhythm of its own as live music fills the air, while Jamaican food and drinks lift the spirits.

Since nothing says summer like good food, good vibes and good music, Reggae Fest will feature an outrageously delicious Jerk-Everything platter, party-friendly buckets of Red Stripe beer, and One Love, a new signature cocktail. Guests will also be treated to amplified sounds of summer inside the restaurant with signature reggae playlists from Gary Gunn as part of the brand’s ongoing partnership with the world-renown artist and music curator.



Bahama Breeze will turn up the party every Saturday during Reggae Fest, featuring live bands in all 36 locations across the country. Jamaican Jerk Saturdays will feature the top Reggae talent in each city, every week, so that guests can enjoy the best live music of the islands all summer long. While dancing their cares away to the sounds of of the Caribbean, guests can also experience pop up rum punch bars, games, giveaways and more.

A pair of One Love Cocktails got our party started with Malibu Banana Rum, pineapple, orange and guava juice..and topped with more Appleton rum. A very island style cocktail treat.

The Firecracker Shrimp were buttermilk battered and crispy fried shrimp with a Sriracha aioli that had a nice kick to each bite.

The Seared Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna is served chilled with greens, tomatoes, cucumber and sweet mango glaze and was very fresh.

An Ultimate Pina Colada and a Bahama Mama served in pineapples are perfect drinks for an island getaway at Reggae Fest.

The Curry Goat is one of the special dishes for Reggae Fest and is served over a bed of rice. Curry goat is a big deal in Jamaica, and I've had it in Jamaica before… this rendition is pretty spot on from Bahama Breeze.

The Breeze Bites were pretty tasty as well with crisp fried yuca stuffed with melted cheese and cilantro-crema dipping sauce.

During Reggae Fest, Bahama Breeze will have Red Stripe Buckets available, as Red Stripe is the official beer of Jamaica. You can also mix and match too, like we did.

The crown jewel of Reggae Fest at Bahama Breeze is the “Taste Of Jamaica” platter. It's got pulled pork, jerk chicken, beef empanada, callaloo, sweet plantains, yellow rice and black beans for a full belly. The flavors are pretty on point, and this dish is enough to share.

The Rum Cake is offered year round and is made with Bacardi Oakheart Rum, topped with a handmade raisin butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream. Its one of my favorite desserts, and is a great way to end your night of dancing, singing, eating and drinking at Reggae Fest at Bahama Breeze.

The party is over on August 13th, but anytime is a great time to visit your local Bahama Breeze as they always have live music in the evenings and a great selection of cocktails and food.

Bahama Breeze Island Grille Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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