Yellow Dog Eats : BBQ, Bistro & Wine
Someone please roundhouse kick me for not giving Yellow Dog a try sooner than this. I literally used to live 10 minutes from here and drove by it all the time and never thought twice about coming in. And now, I'm 40 minutes away and finally made the trek out here on a Saturday and I have been converted to Yellow Doginism (a new religion, look it up).
I'm an extremely indecisive person, and I'm also the type to panic when ordering food and end up with something I definitely didn't want because the pressure gets to me. So I planned ahead and looked over their menu to narrow down my options prior to my visit- no easy task by the way.
Their menu is extremely varied, which is amazing and not something you come across very often with places like these (BBQ & sandwiches). Their prices range from $8-$14 for anything from sandwiches to ribs to salads, and even some delectable desserts. I spent almost a day in advance looking through their menu and narrowing it down to four choices- I even wrote them down on a slip of paper so I would remember and force myself to stick to them when I got to Yellow Dog.
So pro tip, the establishment itself has parking across the street and behind the restaurant- the front is misleading and if you didn't know that, you may think there's nowhere to park. They can get busy around lunchtime, so I would plan ahead for that. When I went, there was enough parking in the lot. They have outdoor seating, and two floors of indoor seating. It's counter service, so you order at the counter and then they call out your name over the intercom for you to pick up your order. I only figured this out after asking some of the staff there because I did the whole aimlessly walking around looking confused thing for a few minutes.
Once at the order counter, I decided on the Hong Kong Fuey- being a complete sucker for any sort of Asian cuisine. I substituted my kettle chips for another order of coleslaw, because I don't really like bagged chips. I chose to sit outside because it was a nice warm Florida day. My food didn't take very long to be ready, and when I picked it up, I was having a hard time not diving straight into it before I sat down. The sandwich itself didn't seem very big, but I was okay with that. I didn't want to feel overstuffed.
I've never been a huge coleslaw fan, but it was actually pretty good and it went well with my sandwich since it toned down some of the stronger flavors. The Hong Kong Fuey was a KO. The perfect fusion of BBQ pulled pork & Asian flavors with the peanut sauce. I ate it with a fork and knife to control myself, and I honestly savored every bite and didn't even feel completely stuffed afterwards. It was absolutely amazing and met every single expectation. I followed up bites with coleslaw, and it balanced perfectly. As soon as I finished my food, I was already planning ahead for my next visit.
Shame on me for not coming by sooner, and shame on you if you haven't either. Yellow Doginism- everyone's religion.
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