As you may recall a couple of weeks ago, I got to meet up with my good friend and fellow BBQ blogger Wilfred Reinke as he was travelling through NC on his way to FL. Today I got to meet up with him again for lunch. As he had a long drive ahead of him today, I decided to meet him at this BBQ joint in north Charlotte so that he could at least shave a few miles off of his trip today. We met at Bobbee-O’s BBQ.
Bobbee-O’s BBQ is one of those places that you’ll miss if you aren’t specifically looking for it. It is located in a strip mall with a very unassuming sign. As you walk in, the interior keeps in theme with the rest of the restaurant. There are only a couple of tables inside of the restaurant. Simple. No frills. No fuss. Sometimes that’s exactly what you want.
As always, Fred brought his trusty sidekick Coolio to partake in the BBQ.
It is always a pleasure to get to meet up with Fred as he makes his yearly trek between Oshawa, Ontario and Lakeland, Florida. One of these days I’ll make the trek down to Lakeland and experience Lakeland Pigfest, as I have several other wonderful friends who are in that area and are competitors in that event. But I digress…
I decided to go on the “lighter” side today and order the pulled pork sandwich (at the recommendation of the lady taking my order), macaroni and cheese, and a drink. But there are plenty of options available on their menu.
It was not a very long wait at all before our food was brought out. Presentation was very simple – again, no frills and no fuss.
The pork was dressed with an Eastern Carolina style sauce prior to serving. It was a solid sandwich. The portion of pork on the sandwich was ample and satisfying. There was a slight tang to the meat (no doubt from the vinegar sauce used). You certainly cannot beat it for the price ($5.49 plus tax and tip for the sandwich, 1 side, and a drink). The macaroni and cheese was adequate. Again, nothing overly fancy or complex. Just good, sensible macaroni and cheese (although the noodles used were not macaroni noodles, but that’s only a minor detail).
After we finished eating, Fred and I chatted for a few minutes with the owner and namesake of Bobbee-O’s BBQ. We learned that he has been in business for six years serving up good, solid BBQ. His influences came from his personal tastes acquired throughout his life. All of his meats are cooked on a Cookshack cooker (pictured below).
If you are looking for good, solid BBQ that makes you feel like you’re at home, then definitely check out Bobbee-O’s BBQ. The restaurant is located at 8432 Old Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC 28269. You can find their website at http://www.bobbeeosbbq.com/.