‘Polynesian’ St. Louis Ribs at Longboards WPB

digital drawing of ribs
Illustrator vector Happy hour St. Louis Ribs topped with green onion, pineapple, and peanuts

Longboards is one of my favorite places to go for a casual happy hour on Downtown West Palm Beach’s Clematis Street.  The $1 oysters and these ribs are the biggest reasons.  It has a chill beach shack surfer vibe.

I am a bit of a messy eater, and if I have an excuse to be REALLY messy, all the better.  Some things just taste better when you eat them with your hands!  (…But maybe not a steaming bowl of hot soup…)  The pineapple chunks and crushed peanuts really add refreshing texture contrast to the fall-off-the-bone rib meat.  Getting sauce all over my face with reckless abandon… there is something so satisfactorily primal about that.  The only way to make it even more so would be to have hunted the rack of ribs myself with a spear and have journeyed to St. Louis to BBQ it in a shed.  This is most likely not a traditional Polynesian dish.  Actually, I’m sure it’s not because Polynesian had quotes around it on the menu.  Luckily, I’m not looking for authenticity, just a full belly.

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