SOWEFLO LIFE LOCAL EXPERT REVIEW: JONESEZ BBQ A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BBQ GEM (plus a shout-out to Rodes Fresh & Fancy Market) — “Few places outside of Texas know how to cook ribs, but Jonesez BBQ is one of them!” Susan Guyett

We love our job at SoWeFlo Life. The coolest part for us is meeting all of our ‘local expert’ friends. Often we meet our local experts in the comments section below our posts on the SoWeFlo Life Facebook page. What defines a local expert is easy… They are people passionate about life in Southwest Florida. That passion is especially evident when focused on favorite foodie spots. This is exactly how our paths crossed with Susan Guyett, a self-professed BBQ fanatic, originally from Texas.

We posted a story about the best BBQ spots in Southwest Florida on our Facebook page, and Susan went all-in for Joenesez BBQ, in the comments section. We volleyed a few comments, and asked Susan if she would share her home-grown BBQ expertise with the SoWeFlo Life audience. Without further adieu, SoWeFlo Local Expert, Susan Guyett —

Hi, y’all!… I’m no food critic, but having grown up in Texas, I reckon I know good barbecue when I see, smell, and taste it! Some of my fondest memories are of eating ribs and drinking red draws at the Bar L in Wichita Falls, Texas. Few places outside of Texas know how to cook ribs, but Jonesez BBQ is one of them!

I’m not the only one who thinks so, they have won the People’s Choice Award at Barbecue, Bands, and Brew for 7 years in a row, and there are 30 or more vendors at that venue! The ribs are smoked, the way ribs are suppose to be, but are moist and tender. They have two sauces, mild and spicy. I always opt for the spicy- life is too short to eat bland food! They also serve up some of the best pulled pork I have ever laid a fork to!

I haven’t tried all their sides, but the baked beans, green beans, and greens are killer! For those of you who eat more chicken, they serve that, too.

I haven’t tried it, when it comes to barbecue, I love my ribs and pulled pork. However, it looks mighty tasty!

On Sundays, you can find Jonesez food truck at the Rodes Seafood Restaurant and Market on Bonita Beach Road. Get there early, because they run out of the greens and green beans fast! There are some other vendors there, keeping Jonesez company, that are worth trying, also. There is a fruit and vegetable stand that makes some really good fruit cups to wash down that spicy barbecue. The empanada lady has several different types of empanadas, the chocolate is my favorite! The French baker, Aux Delices, has mouth watering pastries, which are hard to stay away from, as well as crusty French bread. My husband loves the eclairs, but my favorite is the white chocolate brioche! If you can make it home without eating the whole brioche, it makes heavenly French toast. Mine never makes it that long and I have seen more than one person walking around the market with their hand wrapped around a brioche, gobbling it down! If Key Lime Pie is your weakness, Rodes has a booth out there selling their pies, which are worth the calories!

Well done Susan Guyett! Thank you! Your time, effort and local expert knowledge are so appreciated. We love the passion! And we love the passion at Jonesez BBQ. We believe passion is contagious and we are honored to share Susan’s SoWeFloLife Local Expert knowledge. Jonesez BBQ is a Southwest Florida foodie gem.. and a family affair… Passion, work ethic, commitment to quality and product.. Bravo Jones Family! You can keep up with all the Jonesez BBQ scoop at their Facebook page and on their Twtter feed. All the delishy foodie photos in this article are from the Jonesez BBQ social pages and website, so be sure to — Like. Follow. Love!

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