On an unseasonally warm Saturday morning in November, the sun was shining and Halifax yelpers thought the day couldn't possibly get any better. But thanks to the Hoedown Throwdown Elite Event at Boneheads BBQ, it could and it did!
Local Elites donned their western finest for a southern feast, grabbing beermosas (white beer and OJ mixed half and half – you're welcome) on their way in before sitting down to a three-course, barbecue-inspired breakfast. What's that? You didn't know smoked meat could be a morning food? Oh you poor thing...
Even after just the first course of fluffy biscuits topped with sausage gravy, you could hear the ambitious crowd of eaters starting to cancel their afternoon plans amidst looming food comas. Melanie M would share her love for the warm-up dish but "You guys? There are no words. So unbelievably good."
Huevos rancheros came next, sitting in a nest of crispy tortilla chips on a bed of refried beans, topped with fresh-made guac. If you didn't think Southern food could be pretty, think again. Virginia-born elite Hilary G called it "heaven" and her "fav concoction of the morning."
Finally, yelpers rallied to taste the magic of cornbread-based hoecakes, topped with apple butter compote! This "unbelievable" end to a great meal pushed yelpers like Paul B over the edge: "we all had no self restraint to save any room for the final course! We just kept shoveling it in and washing it down with beermosas til the WWF was on speed dial for an emergency "whale on the beach" intervention."
Finally pulling through your haze of overindulgence? Then be sure to post your review of the party as a thanks to our wonderful friends at Boneheads BBQ, and catch all the photos in the event gallery courtesy of the lovely Katie Tower! Want to make sure you're on the list for next time? Get all the details here!
Until next time, SYOY!
Yelp Halifax Community Manager