Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa has been voted Best Barbecue in Scott Joseph’s Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants. Porkie’s Original BBQ of Apopka was second, and write-in candidate Ellie Lou’s Brews and BBQ was third.
“Very tough choice,” wrote John Frost. “In the end I voted for Pig Floyd’s not just for the portions and flavors, but for the diversity of BBQ options from around the globe.” Pig Floyd’s is at 1326 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, and recently opened a second location in Lake Nona at 9680 N. Narcoossee Road, Orlando. If it keeps growing, it won’t be eligible for a Foodster Award — only non-chains with three or fewer locations may be nominated.
David Waits enthusiastically filled out his ballot and said, “Porkie’s Original BBQ in Apopka can’t be beat!”
Ellie Lou’s had many voters but few commenters. Shane Crain wrote in the comment section, “Where is Ellie Lou’s?” It’s unclear if Shane was wondering why Ellie Lou’s wasn’t in the original list of nominees or if he didn’t know where Ellie Lou’s is located. If it’s the latter, I have to admit I didn’t know either. But I know now that it is in Ocoee, and it’s on my list of places to check out.
Congratulations to the winners and to all the nominees. As John Frost said, very tough choice.
You know what goes well with good barbecue? Craft beer, that’s what. Voting is now open for Best Craft Beer selection, so head over to the Foodster page and enter your vote.