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Order Up: Sheila's Famous BBQ, Conch, & More

This week in Dish, we review Sheila's Famous BBQ, Conch, & More, a two-month old Caribbean/barbecue shack in Lake Worth.

I count myself among the geek crowd simply because I find barbecue - like most good things in life - to be worth the extra time and effort. That, plus being a self-righteous barbecue nut is so much more fun than being obsessed with, say, comic books. With barbecue you get to taste the results. The proof is quite literally in the pulled pork.

Or chopped pork, as in the chopped pork sandwich I tried at Sheila's Famous BBQ, Conch, & More a few weeks back. I ordered the sandwich from Sheila's takeout window and grabbed a seat at one of the tiled, stone benches under the building's shady overhang out front. The sandwich, overflowing with hunks of pink-tinged pork, was barely contained in the small paper tray it was served in. I took a bite, and bits of smoky meat toppled out, landing in the tray with a glop thanks to the generous helping of rich tomato-based sauce. It was delicious; a sandwich after my own geeky heart.

But the pork isn't the only great thing at Sheila's. The place serves fantastic Bahamian-style conch and seafood. The full review can be read here. But hit the jump now for some mildly pornographic food shots.


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John Linn