One of Ambergris Caye's much-beloved restaurants re-opened the day after Thanksgiving, and -- of course -- we were there.  Ens and Cheri are our neighbors, and not only that, they really know how to do barbeque right.  Although we don't eat a lot of meat under normal circumstances, when we want to indulge our inner carnivores, nothing but the Lazy Croc will do. 

This is a sign we weren't sure we'd ever see again:
They're starting out simple with their basic menu of pulled pork, ribs, chicken, and a few sides.  Prices are the same as before, and there is a choice of four sides with your meal.  A limited drink menu is included but no desserts.  They told us they might add to the menu again over time, but wanted to begin again with the basics.  Makes sense to us!  Prices are in Belize dollars (divide by two for USD), and only cash is accepted.  
They're reserving their rear deck on the pond for private bookings, but they do have tables out front, or you can carry out.  
Barry had a nice chat with Ens by the smoker -- where the magic happens.
While I talked to Cheri manning the kitchen.  She's a stellar cook!
Since we live right next door, we just brought our grub (note my "cowboy lingo"!) back home.  Barry got the Smoky Joe pulled chicken sandwich (on the left), and I got the Juicy Lucy pulled pork with coleslaw.  We both ordered BBQ baked beans for our side dish.
Let me be the first to say, they haven't missed a beat.  It was absolutely delicious, and I even broke my "no white bread" rule and ate every bit of it, just this once!  

Here are the Croc's days and hours of business.  We'll definitely be back...often!
11/27/2012 07:58:26 am

Boy did I love eating there when I lived across the street. The smells would just kill me on their "smoking" day. Did they say why they closed down in the first place? In any case, glad they are back!

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BeBelize Emily
11/27/2012 08:28:51 am

I wouldn't want to speak for them, but my take is that they just needed a break from the hecticness. I can certainly understand that. Now they're rested and refreshed and ready to cook up their delicious eats for we happy little piggies again!

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Debbie
11/27/2012 09:22:44 am

I'm doing a happy dance! We've missed taking our guests to the Lazy Croc when we're down. I'll be stopping by for my Juicy Lucy fix in a few short weeks! Another great blog and super photos - thanks, Emily!

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