Out and About: Tasting the New BBQ Bowls at Sonny’s BBQ .. @SonnysBBQ #OrlandoBBQ

BBQ Bowls at Sonny's BBQ

Sonny’s BBQ recently introduced a new limited-time menu item called BBQ Bowls, and we were invited to a local location for a taste test.

We visited the Lee Vista location in Orlando, which is our favorite location of the brand, shortly before the dinner rush to try this new menu offering.

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Pitmaster Select Bowls

There are three “Pitmaster Select Bowls” with pre-made selections, and they are:

Classic BBQ bowl

The Classic BBQ bowl features pulled pork, BBQ beans, and mac and cheese topped with coleslaw, onion straws and sweet BBQ sauce.

This is a comfort bowl of BBQ deliciousness. It’s your favorite BBQ pulled pork (moist and tender) with your favorite sides in one bowl.

Kickin’ Chicken bowl

The Kickin’ Chicken bowl includes buffalo fried chicken tenders, tater tots, and mac and cheese topped with bacon and ranch dressing.

This to me is a game day bowl – something you would eat at a BBQ tailgate or home watch party.

If you want to add an extra layer of flavor to the Buffalo hot sauce, ask for a light toss, and add a drizzle Sonny’s sweet BBQ sauce.

Smokin’ Brisket bowl

The Smokin’ Brisket bowl includes chopped brisket, new BBQ Dirty Rice, and BBQ beans topped with Fritos®, jalepeños and Smokin’ Ranch sauce.

With the dirty rice base, this felt like a tasty Louisiana Cajun BBQ. The dirty rice also had slices of Sonny’s cheddar jalapeno hot links mixed in. The spiciness of this dish was just right.

I have to be honest…I wasn’t enjoying the Fritos in this because they got soggy, and I would probably switch it out for onion strings next time…or build my own bowl.

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Build Your Own

We also tried the Build Your Own Bowl option, which allows a choice of 2 bases, 1 meat, 2 sauces, and 2 toppings from an extensive list of options.

We chose mac & cheese and tots for the base, chopped brisket for the meat, Sonny’s sweet sauce and ranch for the sauces, and onion straws and bacon for our options.

It was fun to create, and even more fun to eat as our choices were delicious together.

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The Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a wallet-friendly tasty BBQ meal, give the BBQ Bowls at your local Sonny’s BBQ a try. Everything we tried (except the Fritos) hit the spot, and with the Bowls starting at $10.99, they are a great deal, as well.

Visit SonnysBBQ.com for your nearest location or more info.

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Disclaimer: CSO was invited to a media tasting. As always, our opinions are honest, and our own.


About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida, and is head editor/writer at TheDisneyBlog.com. She's lived in Orlando near Walt Disney World since 1995, and still finds there's so much fun to be had in Central Florida.
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