A fantastic bbq joint across the street from a cemetery? Welcome to St. Augustine.
Mojo BBQ is a chain in North Florida, and we ended up hitting its St. Augustine outpost twice, they were that good. Their food tends to lean more towards the vinegar/mustard base of a Southern & Carolina bbq, and is worth a shot. Especially their burnt ends and pulled pork. But bring an appetite. And a doggie bag to boot.
Right now, I’m going to mention the strange outlier on their beer menu, their only offering from Orange Park, Imperial Red from Pinglehead Brewing.
Pinglehead is a part of Brewer’s Pizza in Orange Park. Originally brewing just for the pizzeria, Pinglehead (and their slightly frightening clowny mascot) started mass producing and distributing in the area.
Lucky for me, I got to grab a glass while in St. Augustine. Good thing, because this was an amazing brew. Very flavorful, not overly hoppy, with a good maltiness and smooth mouthfeel.
I love reds, and to have a red be this big and bold, but still smooth and flavorful is a rare treat. If only I had a tap of this at my house. Growler, please!
Hoping I can get to visit Pinglehead soon. Prost!
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