Miss. Delicious #70 : Virgil's real BBQ at Atlantis!

in food •  2 years ago 

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Continuing our exploration of the culinary delights of Atlantis, today we'll be having a look at one of the most scenic restaurants in Atlantis. Sure it doesn't have the same high end thematic feel of Poseidons Table, nor is it by the gorgeous ocean like Blue Sail Restaurant but with the backdrop of the Atlantis defining Royal Towers, Virgils BBQ is definitely one of the most visually pleasant places to eat in Atlantis.

Situated just a minutes walk away from the Lagoon Bar & Grill - also the home of the Predator Lagoon, Virgils BBQ is surrounded by some of the best attractions in Atlantis, offering diners a true visual treat.

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Virgils BBQ prides itself as a top 10 BBQ restaurant originating from the USA.

In 1993, the first Virgils BBQ opened in Times Square. The vision of its founder, Artie Cutler was to serve authentic southern barbecue ribs, chicken, brisket and pork. Today, it has restaurants in Las Vegas and now in Atlantis, Bahamas!

A quick look around and you can see this restaurant is surrounded by sheer tropic splendour. Palm trees and dense vegetation everywhere you look. A real sense of paradise, borrowed from the magnificent setting that is the Atlantis resort.

As this was an afternoon lunch visit, most diners have opted to sit on the outside terrace. Shallow lagoons line one side of the terrace with Stingrays swimming freely below.

On the other side, we have a perfect view of the Royal Towers.

This is one of the open kitchens doubling up as an open bar.

You can also choose to sit inside where you have a perfect view of the Stingray lagoon.

As you can see, it is a very spacious restaurant with some lovely semi enclosed tables serving as shade from the sun and also a little bit of privacy.

The bar is very spacious and holds up as a perfect gathering place for some drinks as well as delicious barbecue food.

Guests will have the option to sit outside on the terrace, in the main court, or on these high tables.

I was told that their kitchen uses actual firewood to barbecue the meat. No wonder they have piles of wood ready to use on the side.

All around the top of the centre court, are names of places in the South of the US. This reflect's the style of food which they serve - Southern Barbecue!

As nice as the inside of the restaurant is, the front side had such beautiful views of the Paradise Lagoon and the Royal Towers. I decided to sit outside in the sun after feeling a bit lonely inside. (There was literally no other guests inside)

As you can see from the map below, Virgils BBQ has certainly done their research and have collected all the various southern style bbq's and integrated them into their own product. I never knew that the taste of the meat could differ so much depending on how you smoke the meat, and which type of wood oak was used.

Below is the Patio Lunch Menu, there are also happy hour deals for those dining at the slightly awkward hours of 3pm-8pm.

By now you must have realised that I am a big fan of salad and vegetables in general! So we begin with a small serving of side salad. Fresh, with chunky cucumber and cherry tomatoes, a perfect light refreshing start!

Next up, we have the Garlic Shrimp. Usually shrimp on a stick tends to taste a little water logged, masked by the taste of the sauce. Not these shrimp! They are full of oceanic flavour, probably caught on the same day. In China, shrimp is always kept live in water tanks right up to the point they are cooked. These shrimp taste comparatively fresh so that's a very big yes in approval from me! 👍

Next up, the Pulled Chicken Sandwich. In China, we have a similar dish except with pulled pork in a white softer bun. This BBQ version tasted a little tougher, but the chicken has absorbed the bbq sauce really thoroughly making the burger bun a necessary balance to the quite strong sweet and slightly spicy taste. I've never had chips served on the side of a burger / sandwich before, usually just Fries. It's a welcome surprise anyway!

It's hard to believe how scenic the patio is. The Royal Towers in full view, and green / blue everywhere you look!

Finally, the main course and the "meat" of the meal. Kansas Special. They labelled this as a PIG-OUT and for good reason. The platter has Ribs, wings, trash ribs and brisket! Basically all of the Virgin BBQ specialities all in one platter!

One thing I really appreciate about the BBQ meats is how little BBQ sauce was used. I don't have to get my fingers too dirty and the sauces never overwhelm the strong oak wood smoked taste etched into the meat.

One thing I can say about the restaurant aside from it's really delicious BBQ food, is the restaurant staff are incredibly friendly and willing to answer any questions about everything to do with Bahamas. De Angeli who is the girl in the picture with me was super nice and we had a nice eye opening chat about life in Bahamas and what it's like to be a local there. I really wanted to have my picture taken with her and I even told her to sign up to Steemit. I hope she sees this and we can reconnect!

Virgin BBQ is a lovely restaurant for those craving some genuine southern style BBQ meat. It's location is probably it's greatest asset, views of the Royal Towers are sublime from the patio, and the shallow Stingray lagoon surrounding part of the restaurant give it that extra bit of exotic tropical life!


Hope you enjoyed my post! As always, I appreciate your upvote if you liked my post, be sure to follow for more updates and leave a comment to let me know what you think!


在亚特兰蒂斯的酒店里试过了好几家餐厅了,无论是食物种类超级丰富的优雅自助餐,还是日日夜夜灯火通明的豪华赌场餐厅,都是在室内吃的,今天我就在想,海岛的天气这么好,难道酒店里就没有一家可以在室外吹海风,晒太阳的餐厅吗?走着走着,就看见了这家叫Virgil's的餐厅,它正好位于捕食者湖边,现在就带大家进去探索一下吧。

这家餐厅的地理位置非常好,简直满足我的所有幻想,它一面是亚特兰蒂斯标志性的主题建筑群,面对着酒店最大的湖,另一面是挨着养殖黄貂鱼小宝宝的鱼池,坐在这里吃饭,享受极了。坐在鱼池边,看着黄貂鱼小宝宝成群结队,来回游走,好自由好幸福。那时候我并不知道它们有时候会咬人,不然可能不会把脚放在水面上吧,呵呵。走进餐厅,迎面而来的是热情的服务生领位,这个8边形的亭子是酒吧台,下午的时候太阳真火热的撒下阳光,所以并没有那么多人在室外坐着。走进室内,一股清凉的冷气扑面而来,在室内也有个多边形的房间,可以透过落地大玻璃窗,近距离观察黄貂鱼小宝宝在水里游玩。餐厅室内的空间可不小,各种长桌,圆桌,还有吧台都装饰得非常精致,虽然是白天,还打着灯光,非常漂亮。我非常喜欢它的屋顶,由木头搭起来的棚,非常有热带岛屿的风格,还有这几个像奥运会五环的吊灯,设计新颖,风格独特。在岛上的每一天,都非常亮丽,无论照什么样的景物,都鲜艳无比的。

现在我们来一起看看菜单吧。这个菜单设计的好有趣,它用漫画的形式画出了很多故事。这家餐厅提倡的是真正的烧烤味道,所以你们一定迫不及待想尝尝美食了吧。先上来的是蔬菜沙拉,在炎热的夏天,吃一碗沙拉比任何山珍海味都来得舒服清凉。接下来是烤虾,带一点甜味。虾的肉质非常鲜嫩,烤得好香。鸡肉汉堡,看到面包上香香芝麻的时候,我就已经确认这个汉堡会很好吃,果然不出我所料,最有趣的是,当我点菜的时候问到服务员,汉堡的配料是什么时候,她说是薯片的时候,我就有点疑惑,原来这是美国的习惯,汉堡配薯片。原来在英国上学的时候,只知道薯片就是薯条,这一次涨知识啦。接下来是满满的肉食,烤猪排,烤鸡翅膀,味道很香很诱人,让我一口气吃了好几块。在吃饭的时候,热情地服务员一直找我聊天,当我告诉她我喜欢写旅行博客的时候,她更是表现出非常感兴趣的态度。所以我就为她简单介绍了Steemit,并告诉她我的账号,她说下班就会用手机查询,希望她也能在平台写文章。最后我和她合影留恋,并和她说我们要保持联系。多么美好的一天呀,吃到了烧烤美食,又能旅游交朋友。希望大家喜欢我分享的烧烤美食探索,之后还有更多有趣的餐厅等着和大家分享。

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Again beautiful post :) 👍

Yup, looks nice :)

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These posts are really impressive. Wonderful pictures and well-written content :) Looks nice indeed!

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Very beautiful place

Now I am hungry after looking at all that BBQ!!!

What a life to be enjoying that view and that delicious food @sweetsssj:)

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agreed! I'm starving now too! Hopefully I can go get some BBQ food now too! I neeeeeed it! 😊

This looks so amazing. I love eating BBQ. Thanks for posting your experiences.

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you're welcome xalos, always a pleasure :)

Looks delicious...I had a braai (BBQ as most know it, here in South Africa we call it a braai or " braaivleis") with family last night and we enjoyed it a lot with fun socializing :) glad you enjoyed it!

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No ways, another fellow South African :P Awesome! I had a braai a couple days ago ironically haha!

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Always great to see fellow South Africans on Steemit!

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oh I had no idea BBQ is called braai wheree you are. That's so interesting, you should blog about it so we can see!

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You can have a look @rynow blogged about a braaivleis.

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Funny enough I did a blog about it last night: Having a Braai!! Proudly South African:). We had a braai with a family friend - @philip.willemse, who is also a fellow Steamian:)
My blogs aren't so extravagant as yours though, still finding my feet here on Steemit and I am learning from guys like you...but I hope you still enjoy my post :)

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i will take a good look. Don't worry, it comes with practice and it gets much easier !

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Thank you very much, really appreciate it :) Looking forward to your next post!

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The housewife: lets bring steemit more fund with the second batch (us) comes to take over the world! the first batch a.k.a @sweetsssj did a great job leading the way.... *followed u

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I'm married to a South African so I've been told I need to learn how to do a proper braai. Only trouble is I still haven't figured out the difference from a normal BBQ!

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Haha maybe start by calling it a braai ;) and some of us South Africans love ''Boere Musiek", don't how to explain, almost like country but Afrikaans...and when you braai, no gas, just charcoal or wood, always the best, and enjoy it..some can't wait to eat, but we care for the fire, and social and drink before we actually put the meat on, we take our time and enjoy the enjoy the experience :)

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The surname says it all hey xD

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haha yes very Afrikaans :)

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I miss my Braii pit and smoker. I left it in Cape town when I left for the UK. One thing I learned in S.A. was how to b.b.q. The saffers are the kings of b.b.q. cooking. My American cousins are pretty good too lol
Nice post @sweetssj got me thinking about a cook out. Thanks ;)

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Oh yes!

"The Braai
Discovered by Cavemen
Perfected by South Africans!"

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Correct on both points lol

Again beautiful vlog :)

@sweetsssj Southern BBQ is an aquired taste and I personally think it can get overcooked if the person overseeing it doesn't know what they are doing. Looks like that we the case there? My preference is Korean BBQ, can't go wrong there! Besides the food at the restaurant, I think the view is certainly worth it. The backdrop of the hotel coupled with the picturesque weather looked adding! All that seemed to be missing was a cocktail! Although saying that I don't think the strange times of 3pm - 8pm would have accommodated much of a happy hour! Thanks for sharing an interesting perspective into American food... still trying to get my head around serving chips with the burger? What the?!?

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My problem with Korean BBQ is that it isn't actually a BBQ! I actually really like the slightly burnt taste from the wood used to burn the fire. Every korean bbq i've ever been to has basically been a Teppanyaki. Of course it's delicious but it doesn't feel authentically barbecued, hope you know what I mean..

As for the chips, well I appreciated them weird as they are!

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Ah I see. I know what you mean @sweetsssj, however here in Sydney all the Korean BBQ is cooked over open coals. It tastes so so good! Teppanyaki style is reserved for the Japanese restaurants (really good one in Darling Harbour, Sydney). Grace and I just went to a Japanese Degustation and it was scrumptious! I think Southern BBQ is all about the sauce. The cuts of meat are sometimes secondary from my experience. There is so much good food out there though, just have to keep travelling to taste it all! Not many American Style restaurants in Australia but I'll still search for them. Thanks for your reply :)

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I love BBQ

One of percect picture that you take. I hope you Will be continue your action in photography . I was scroll your blog, and I got more beauty picture from your lens. You have lot of time to write down all of your moment. Its very excited, also all of pic that you have, make me spirit in travel and to do best as you. I think you are very talented. I hope you are always make use inspiring from your blog, nice to see you here @sweetsssj . Btw i'm also like to do some travel. Best for you my friend.

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aww arfa that's so sweet of you! One of the best things about here is being able to look back through your journeys, I always maintained that I write a blog that I would love to read myself, and looking back through my posts, I'm so glad that I write about all the things I get up to. It helps to refresh my memories of the experiences !

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Proud of my sister, I think you need to visit my blog, I also have a post about my journey, I hope

Amazing write up @sweetsssj. It is very detailed and makes me want to have the BBQ at this restaurant.

And what a view from the restaurant as well. Bahamas is truly beautiful and they couldn't have picked a better spot for the joint. Perhaps one day I will go here and try out their food.

Thank you for the review and beautiful pictures. Always love your posts! Steem on!! :) If you have some time, maybe checkout my blogs too, although I don't travel as much! I wish I could!

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hi droidsid, thanks for taking the time to sift through my post, sometimes they can be long, hopefully this one isn't too bad! I'll take a look at your blog now :)

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No problem! I actually enjoyed reading the whole thing. Long posts, when written nicely, are fun to read. Speacially if there are pictures!! :) Thank you!

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good good droidsid, see you in the next post!

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Of course! Looking forward to it

That looks like a decent barbecue on a hot day. Nice.

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thank you! It was sooo hot that day it was quite uncomfortable actually!

this was a delightful photo essay, @sweetssj, in an exotic setting.

The photos were excellent and recreated the ambiance of an open air restaurant. One could almost feel ocean breezes.

The food looks amazing, and the restaurant should have given you a complimentary meal since I'm sure many steemians will seek out Virgils BBQ if they travel to the Bahamas.

Some might even travel just to experience the food!

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thank you johnjgeddes! Ah i hope I can get those liberties one day.. but for now i'm glad to share it with you and everyone else. Thank you so much for taking the time to read through!

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you're very welcome

This looks absolutely delicious. I haven't been yet to Virgil's Real BBQ at their original branch in New York City yet even though it's so close to me. I definitely have to give them a try one of these days. Thanks for sharing your photos and experiences with us.

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thank you rockjon, hopefully my post is a reminder to visit your local branch! I can't recommend it enough in Atlantis though, the setting is spectacular!

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It definitely was a good reminder. I'll try passing by though one of these days. However, I suspect I would rather go to the one in Atlantis ;)

As always, amazing and high quality pictures :) .
And the food looks delicious, specially the ribs!
Thanks for posting.

I see that is a wonderful Place. Of course every meal looks like delicious.
Your photos are very profession. :)

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thank you eljvidaman, wonderful place and wonderful food :)

good!

@sweetsssj - A very interesting review of Virgil's BBQ. I just love the first picture with you and the orange mocktail. Your expression shows your enjoyment and excitement of things to come at the BBQ. The pulled chicken sandwich looks so great that I feel like sinking my teeth in it right now. Atlantis and Virgil's BBQ will certainly get a very good attention due to your wonderful blogs. You look amazing in the pictures, as always. I really like the green dress you are wearing.

I have 'wasted' my weekend without getting 'wasted' and written a rather philosophical post about my butterfly and bee pictures called Float/Sting..What is your strategy. I request you to see and provide your views if you have time. Your comments will be very welcome. Thanks

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Wow nice pictures! and the cute dress too!

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hi vm2904 you pay close attention to details, thank you! I'm absolutely flattered by your lovely comments. I'll take a look at your blog and see what you've been up to this weekend, i'm sure it's really interesting!

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@sweetsssj - When you write such well laid out blogs with lovely pictures and descriptions, paying attention to details happens automatically. Thank you for your interest in my blogs. Do let me know what you think of my philosophy and thoughts attached to my wildlife/nature photos from time to time.

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thank you vm2904, I will make an effort to study your writings and make some informed comments 😊

Amazing...Virgils BBQ seems to be an excellent location to dine...of course .the Pulled Chicken Sandwich. & Kansas special are quite tempting...very nice and I enjoyed myself ! Good one as always

The Virgin BBQ restaurant looks so beautiful. The pictures are wonderful. Little did I know that the kind of wood used in barbecue can make it taste better. I am sure the girl will join steemit soon.Your truly miss delicious and a true ambassador of steemit. Keep it coming, upvoted as usual. Weldon.

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Thank you hynet, you're always so supportive, I really am grateful !

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欢迎我亲爱的@sweetsssj。 我希望我的投票权值五百美元,我会把百分之百的数字给你,就像你对我一样。 你值得我的支持 祝所有的冒险安全。 保持光辉。

Virgils BBQ is a good place for a nice stake @sweetsssj thanks for sharing and nice selection of dress. Keep it up my friend and keep steeming

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thank you charles! You're always there at every post! I'm reaaaally impressed! ^.^

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welcome my dear @sweetsssj am happy to see your posts and success. Keep safe and more success

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Do it charles! I will be waiting for your posts :)

Great Food and great Place

@Sweetsssj, waiting on that next post!! (NVM it's there :P)I bet it's going to be great. (It is :P)

By the way, I mentioned you a few times in my last post HERE! I posted exactly what we discussed previously :) Let's GO!!

Looks soo yummy :)

The post is awesome as always !!

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thank you trendo! :)

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agreed

VERY beautiful pictures and thank you for posting

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you're welcome newschannel428, thank you :)

I love it grilled shrimp "yummy"

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ooh me too, the shrimps were sooo delicious, although an appetiser, no less of a dish!

I've always wanted to go to Atlantis. How long are you planning on staying there? @sweetsssj

I have been there once. Like a paradise.

hi sweety with a new post thank you for posting you really working great on steemit best of luck :)

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thank you bbkivines :)

@sweetsssj When I went to Lebanon we had a bbq using a campfire. The taste is alot different then using electrical or propane barbeques. I wish I could taste that instead of the regular.

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that sounds gorgeous i would really love to try that out! Here they use firewood so it's not electric or propane, I actually like the slight burnt taste.

Good as usual,

Nice

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thanks secto!

nice work as usual

Very sweeeet 😍😍😍

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thank you sbt!

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You wlc bb

I haven't had the opportunity to visit there yet. Here in Florida near the gulf beaches, we have many holes in the wall that many people pass up because of the tourist restaurants that flood the area. I am a fan of the holes in the wall rather than these bigger guys. I feel the food presented is a better quality and more thought goes into it.

your pics are yammi. I want to eat them.lolz

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haha !

wow so amazing places you travel I follow you with pleasure

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bramy, heard you loud and clear, thank you !!

Woooow , you always do such a great things, I looove your photos they are extremely gorgeous

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thanks ioanaaa 😊

excellent post, and excellent place..... :)

Good pictures. I like what you do from now on I follow you

Sorry my english is not good

hi @sweetsssj how are you today.. ??
you look so much happy overthere..wish you have wonderfull day..resteemed..!!

You have uploaded many pictures. Nice Picture. And that delicious food makes me hungry.Do you love to travel other country?

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thanks osanshaon, yes I love travelling to different countries and seeing the different cultures!

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Yes, It gives Pleasure and fresh mind.It can make our mind fresh.I also love to travel but can't get much time.Thank you sweet

Great post!! 👍🏻👍🏻

Interesting and professional stuff :) i shall be keeping track of your post.

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thanks shaequan, appreciated :)

Absolutely gorgeous! I would love to visit The Bahamas at some point. Have fun in your travels! :)

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Thank you leakim, I highly recommend it! Hope you enjoyed all my blogs about Bahamas thus far 😊

I am here for the pictures,those angles are nice... someday I am gonna visit these places and live your adventures. This world is beautiful . You made the outdoor setting even more beautiful. Damn! you are a work of art

Very Good Post @sweetssj . There is alot to learn from You. You are truely ms steemit. Upvoted :)

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thanks 😊

All bbq is my favorite and this looks amazing. Such a nice setting for this food. I lived in the south USA for a number of years and often the best bbq is on the side of the road and you eat it sitting at picnic tables in the dirt with the bugs and whoever else stops their car and pulls over. Quite different from your experience.

Your post makes me dream of the North Carolina version right now even though it is not what you ordered :)

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wow a true bbq lover! I really envy your experience with these foods, perhaps you should share with us your food journey's in bbq !

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I might do that! I am currently eating bbq meat on a stick here in Bangkok and it is fantastic. I buy this in markets and from street vendors, so again the experience is different :)

Thanks to steemit, I may need to get some photos so others can enjoy. You give a great example of how it should be done around here so the bar is high!

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you are so lucky.. I was in Bangkok just a few months ago and I couldn't get enough of it. I loved everything about it. Really want to go back..

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Me too! I have been here since March 2016 and I am overwhelmed by the kind people, the low prices, the lovely weather, the great food , the wonderful public transport, and on and on.

The only trouble here for me is the Visa issues that come with staying so long so I might move on to another country in October when my lease is up. I will leave with sadness if it comes to that!

It looks like the world is your oyster, so maybe Bangkok can be in your plans soon :)

Dear @sweetsssj I would like to know do you manage to afford all this amazing travels entirely with your work posting in here ?
If you don't fell comfortable to answer don't worry just ignore my comment ^^

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Thanks for asking andyluy, probably only a month or two ago, I was being rewarded as low as $10 for a post. Of course, it would be lovely to afford travelling purely on Steemit but for the most part i've only used rewards for the icing on top of the cake. I have to make sure my family's business stays afloat when i'm back home!

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Thank you for your answer You are also very kind ^^
and this inspires me and probably lot of other people to believe that is possible for everyone to rise in here if we invest our heart on it <3

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Absolutely LOVE your posts! When did you go to the Bahamas?
Also, it's great to see that persistence and consistency pays off!
You've inspired me!!

Thanks again!
(Resteemed and following you!)

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thank you teresachang! I was there about 2 weeks ago up until just a few days ago when I came back..

Wow potato chips as a side with a burger? Thats different.
That Kansas Special looks amazing.

@sweetsssj looks like Miss Delicious had great Time at Virgin BBQ. Very Good post , what a nice place. Loved it. What a view of Stingray Lagoon. All Dishes are perfect , What about Kansas Special You liked it? Upvoted and Resteemed . Have a Nice Day. :)

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It was sooo amazing. I'm just a newcomer to BBQ but I can tell i'm going to start looking out for it in the future 😊 🍗

In this restaurant is the most favorite menu anything .... if there is food like fish :) prawns :), and various other sea foodnga. It's really a terrifying sight in the atlan65tic area that @ sweetsssj74 visit today. I am sure I will visit for a holiday in the time of day off from work or at the end of the Year. Thank you for the information the steemit community.

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Great food story indeed

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thanks asad12!

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@sweetsssj - When you write such well laid out blogs with lovely pictures and descriptions, paying attention to details happens automatically. Thank you for your interest in my blogs. Do let me know what you think of my philosophy and thoughts attached to my wildlife/nature photos from time to time.

be sure to check out the beginning tag on steem it

awesome😁

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thank you rokerzfirst101! 😊

A very enjoyable vacation location @sweetsssj. Hopefully someday I can take a vacation to this place and invite my family.

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I really like your post,
I've upvote you,
I beg my upvote,
thank you

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thank you jakir!

Wow nice....enjoy have fun 😍😍

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thank you onepieceluffy! :)

superb

You have such an awesome life. Travel and eat and blog about it. Repeat. Wonder how a person affords exquisite delights. I'm slowly learning tho.

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Thank you erictherad, life is short and we have to try enjoy it as much as possible whilst we can!

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I agree! I look forward to reading more of your articles. :B

Hello @sweetssj, I just discovered your Steemit. I love it! You have a great ability to describe things, It makes me totally want to go there to try it! I love incredible restaurant finds....And I am kinda passionate about food! Oh, and location and ambiance are such an important part of a great meal experience!
Thank you for your posts! Have a wonderful weekend!

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thank you lifes-a-donut, i'm so glad you found me, and i'm happy to meet you here for the first time. I hope you'll be a regular visitor 😊