BBQ Time! Part 2

6 Jun


Judy Wills

Last time, I mentioned that May is proclaimed BBQ month!   But May is past now, and I still have one of our favorite bbq eateries to tell you about.  So even though it is now June, and bbq month is over, I still want to tell you about another favorite bbq place:

Our other favorite bbq eatery is the Mission BBQ

 A bit different type of barbecue, and the atmosphere is amazing! 

Their dedication to the first reponders and military is amazing!  If you are there by straight-up 12:00 noon, you are asked/invited to stand up and observe the National Anthem.  Every.  Single.  Day. At noon.  I believe it is sung by a military academy choir.  There is a U.S. flag inside the building, but there is also one showing on the TV screens during the anthem. 

I personally hold my hand over my heart, as I was taught, and try to sing along.  However, I usually get so choked up that I am in tears and unable to finish the song.

Recently, it was “Armed Forces” week, with Armed Forces Day on the following Saturday, so Mission BBQ had a special day for each branch of the service.  The day we were there was honoring the Navy, and four cadets from a local high school presented the color guard.  Very touching.

From their website:  

Our Story

MISSION BBQ opened its doors for business on September 11, 2011.

Ten years after our world changed forever, in some small way we wanted to change it back.

We strive every day to remind ourselves what makes Our Country great—its heroes.

It started with two best friends patriotic for Our Country, passionate about BBQ and who believe in running a business with meaning and purpose.

We believe there is nothing more American than BBQ. And nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve Our Communities and Our Country. We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, first responders—all our loved ones in service.

We set across this great land from Texas to Kansas City, Memphis, St. Louis and the Carolinas…to discover the secrets of great BBQ.

Every day we work hard to prepare you authentic BBQ, made from the freshest ingredients.  Serve it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who’ve made Our Community and Our Country great, given to us by the people who earned them. Stop by at lunchtime, and you might catch us during our daily salute to the Stars and Stripes.

At MISSION BBQ, we Proudly Serve Those Who Serve. Come help us complete Our Mission.

There are 17 Mission BBQ locations in Florida, alone.

They have great sauces to choose from, but my favorite is one they keep in the refrigerator, called Alabama White Sauce.  Just enough “kick” to it to get your nose running!

We go as often as we can, and always want to be there for the noon salute.  Their restaurant is a ways from our house, so it is a designated time that we go – not very spur-of-the-moment.

So there you have it – our two favorite BBQ eateries in Orlando/Kissimmee.  We are so very glad they are here, and we are able to partake of their BBQ!  

Eat up, Orlando!!

✪ Click HERE to see if there is a location near you.✪

Judy is living in Central Florida with her retired U.S. Air Force husband of 50+ years. Born in Dallas, Texas, she grew up in the Southwestern United States.She met her husband at their church, where he was attending the university in her town. After college and seminary, he entered the Air Force, and their adventures began.They lived in eight of our United States, and spent six years in Europe, where their oldest daughter was born. She was a stay-at-home mom for many years .

  Judy has always been involved with music, both playing the piano and singing. Always interested in exercise, she was an aerobic dancing instructor, as well as a piano teacher for many years, and continues to faithfully exercise at home.

After moving to Central Florida, she served as a church secretary for nearly nine years.Her main hobby at this point in time is scanning pictures and 35mm slides into the computer. She also enjoys scrapbooking.She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren, including grandtwins as well as a great-grandson. She and her husband enjoy the Disney parks as often as possible.

2 Responses to “BBQ Time! Part 2”

  1. Onisha Ellis June 7, 2021 at 10:40 pm #

    I haven’t tried this one. I have been racking my brain to remember where I saw one recently. Next time I see one, I will try it.


  2. divoran09 June 7, 2021 at 7:22 am #

    That one must have taken a lot of time to organize and write, but you are so organized that I’m sure you enjoyed doing it.

    Liked by 1 person

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