Real BBQ in Safety Harbor

Photo: M. Axelrod

Photo: M. Axelrod

A delightful establishment in an unfamiliar city. Perhaps a local recommendation, perhaps a lucky find, definitely worth a visit.You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
You may find yourself in another part of the world
You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife
You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?

Or, you may find yourself in Safety Harbor, Florida. Maybe you’re listening to the Talking Heads. Maybe you’re listening to Psycho Killer, qu’est que ce’est. One never can tell.

But if you’re in Safety Harbor, Florida, staying, perhaps at the Historic Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, you better run run run run run run run away to Brady’s Backyard BBQ, stat. This shack answers the JustTellMeWhereToGo proposition that excellence exists everywhere, if you know where you to look and are unafraid to try.

The tell tale signs. Red checkered tablecloths. Sides served in Styrofoam. Craft beer on tap. And heaping mounds of pulled pork and beef brisket served by the pound. Forget you’re anywhere but in hog heaven – the BBQ is among the best you’ve tasted, rivaling even its European counterpart Café de Klos. Perhaps it’s the surprise locale. Perhaps it’s the stark contrast to your hotel sludge. Perhaps, even, it’s the authentic blues home-mixed during the week and lit up live on Wednesday nights. But whatever it is, it’s true grit.

Hot-TipVisit on Wednesday night for live, and good, blues.

Brady’s Backyard BBQ
340 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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Correspondent:Matthew Axelrod

Originally from New Jersey, Matt first moved to Cairo to serve in the public affairs section of the U.S. Embassy. He returned a few years later to live on his own as a researcher. While there, he loved hosting his friends and showing them the Cairo not found in tourist books – the best kebab shops, pigeon restaurants, and “stella bars”. Since then, he has always wished for a guide book that would just tell him the best few places to eat and visit in every city. Matt has traveled around the Middle East/North Africa, East Asia, and Russia – he has yet to see Europe, really, and looks forward to very soon. He is currently based in Washington, D.C.

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