Sunday, January 22, 2012

Harry & Larry's - Bar-B-Que - Winter Garden

Harry & Larry's BBQ boasts an eye-catching set of signs and is located in a historic building. Sisters Ashlee and Katie Grimes, are the owners. They offer barbecue, sauce, brisket, crunchy coleslaw and earthy baked beans. Harry & Larry's is named for their grandfathers: Harry Huizenga and Larry Grimes.

I've mentioned Harry and Larry's before, in a post about a visit to Winter Garden at the start of last year. I guess January is a good time for a visit there! Yesterday Judy and I had lunch at Harry & Larry's, and we must say that it is THE place to have lunch if you are in Winter Garden.

I think it is wonderful that the restaurant is run by granddaughters of the original owners; they are fifth generation Winter Garden natives. The bar-b-que is fantastic, and so are the sides (fried pickles and French fried sweet potatoes were our choice). And sweet tea. In fact there was a good quote from Fred Thompson on the napkin holder at our booth:

"I tend to distrust any barbecue restaurant that does not have sweet tea on the menu."

Here are a few photos of the atmosphere, which is really quaint and charming. There are also tables out front and they do a busy take-away business as well.

UPDATE on January 27: The 2012 Foodie Awards in the Orlando Sentinel gives Harry & Larry's the Critic's Choice shout-out for Barbecue restaurants.

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