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Johnnie Brown's in Delray: Cheap Prices, Huge Portions

Many a beer-guzzling barbecue fan mourned the loss of Elwood's Dixie Bar-B-Q in Delray Beach when it closed last year. But picking up right where it left off is Johnnie Brown's, a burger and 'cue joint named after famous Floridian Addison Mizner's pet monkey.

There, the live music isn't quite as loud as it was at Elwood's – this place has more polish, after all, with new high-top tables and a re-done, retro décor. But the booze flows just as freely, with a solid beer selection, including plenty of draft options.

To soak it all up, try JB's fab pulled-pork sandwich, complete with smoky pork, a sweet sesame bun, and a side of meat-filled baked beans. The burgers are messy and overloaded (just how Johnnie liked 'em), and the wings are gussied up with a plethora of cool sauces and spices like ancho bourbon and Cajun dry rub.

Prices are also dirt cheap, and the portions are huge, making Johnnie Brown's a perfect place to waste away a lazy afternoon.

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John Linn

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