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Blue Willie's BBQ

rschwim Feb 7, 2011 07:02 AM

Do they set up in the same place or move around? If so, how do you find them?

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    SouthFloridaFoodNerd Feb 8, 2011 07:39 AM

    Allegedly they're on se 3rd & se 6th st in Fort Lauderdale right across from the courthouse, but I went there yesterday to try it and I only saw the usual JB's Cheesesteak stand, which incidentally, i plan on trying tomorrow unless the Blue Willy's shows up.

    I think that Blue Willys is a myth. I am at that courthouse almost 5x a week and I have never seen it.

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bluewillys
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/bluewillys

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    1. re: SouthFloridaFoodNerd
      tlubow Feb 8, 2011 10:59 AM

      This could be how urban myths are started, but my husband told me he saw them there last week, and I think we saw their equipment there in the parking lot, just west of the former AutoNation building, over the weekend.

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        SouthFloridaFoodNerd Feb 8, 2011 11:15 AM

        that's where I looked but I didn't see them yesterday. But according to the Facebook page, they've been having some issues, appreciating the understanding or something to that effect. I'll try again tomorrow and report back if it's found.

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      SouthFloridaFoodNerd Feb 9, 2011 11:59 AM

      I found it! It was good! The service was quick and friendly. I had the chicken & white bbq sauce. The chicken was moist and well seasoned. The side of beans was pretty good, had nice chunks of pork in it. The coleslaw was the least thrilling, not the most flavorful but will probably be great on top of the brisket which i'll try soon.

      If your looking for it just look deep into the pockets of the parking lot. It's barley visible from the street but it's in there.

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        SouthFloridaFoodNerd Feb 18, 2011 11:31 AM

        had it again! this time it was chopped pork with mustard & regular bbq sauce on a delicious potato bread bun and i had their secret side dish, mac n' cheese. super good.

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          LargeLife Feb 19, 2011 09:57 AM

          "Secret Side Dish".....mac-n-cheese?....Now THAT is funny.......I don't think I'll be looking for Blue Willies BBQ......as I enjoy award winning BBQ in my own backyard!.....But fun to read about!

          Ft. Pierce, FL

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            SouthFloridaFoodNerd Feb 19, 2011 01:24 PM

            secret as in it's not on the written menu but you can buy it ($1.99 as opposed to $1.50 for the other sides).

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              wendybellack Apr 12, 2011 05:38 AM

              I suggest you try Blue Willy's - the BBQ is the best I have ever had! Love the brisket, love the pork, love the Mac&Cheese wiwth secret crunchy topping..... it is a lunch to dream about! Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Tues-Fri. - Follow Willy on Twitter and Facebook! That is how I find out where he will be with all his amazing food!

        2. CFByrne Jan 12, 2014 04:56 AM

          This place is terrific, finally made it to his store yesterday.

          It's been open about 5 months now, on Federal Hwy in south Pompano Beach. Actually at the old site of Emil's Sausage.

          Blue Willy's Bar-B-Cue
          1368 S Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

          Open Sunday too!
          Tues - Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
          Sunday 11:00 - 8:00 PM


          Pix of one of their pork butts - and some of my take out food (which of course does not do justice)...

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            CFByrne Jan 12, 2014 05:18 AM

            After leaving BW, I drove directly to my old standby, Troy's in Boynton Beach and got the exact same dishes. Ribs, pulled pork, greens, macncheese.

            The verdict? BlueWilly's, 4-0.

            Mrs. CFB on the many leftovers: "You know you're finishing the Troy's, right?"

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              The Chowfather Jan 12, 2014 02:02 PM

              I went for the first time on two days ago and was very impressed. I'm no BBQ expert but I enjoy it and have had a lot over the years. Willy's brisket is LEGIT. Best I've had down here by far. His pulled pork sandwich was great too. No room for sides but I will be back soon and often. p.s. He does pastrami on Thursdays.

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                The Chowfather Jan 25, 2014 05:10 AM

                Went back last Thursday for late lunch. Unfortunately they were out of pastrami. I went with the ribs plus collards and Mac n cheese. Both sides were good. Collards cooked right with nice overall flavor.

                Ribs were great. Memphis style, nice dry rub added sauce necessary. Meaty and smoked nicely w nice pull.

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