American Q is expanding their Rodizio ( aka all you can eat) style BBQ with Chef Leo. Adding new options including smoked prime rib and whole roasted pig, as well as new selections on the 20+ item FLATBED BUFFET, which is served from the back of a signature ’51 cherry red Ford F1 pickup.
This was featured recently at an annual local Orlando Yelp event, and of course it sold out immediately- definitely an iconic item of American Q.
The classic Deviled eggs stuffed with creamy mix of crab meat with a hint of smokiness from the paprika. – I was worried I would get full from eating these little devils since I couldn’t stop at 3…. I kept saying okay last one…and I’m pretty sure I went up to eating 5.
A simple house made appetizer that’s always a crowd pleaser – Tater Tots.
Next, I got to check out the flatbed buffet – featuring savory favorites like homemade soups and chili, a baked potato bar, peel & eat shrimp and hot and cold seasonal vegetables, pastas and potato salads
And of course – more notable starters…
I felt a little less guilty eating this one, I love vegetables- almost as much as I love steaks, and the simple preparation of the cauliflower made it super easy to enjoy.
Onto the main dish- the table side carvings.
The buffet included
The favorites included:
Starting with Chef Leo’s personal favorite- The Brisket of Beef with Texas Bark
The meat is braised for 12 hours with a flavorful crust to hold together all the juicy meat within. Incredibly tender and fatty and requires NO SAUCE- or you could ruin the meat (according to Marcus- our professional meat carver)
Then we have Marcus’ favorite- (also might be mine) The Picanha of Beef
There’s a whirl wind of flavors in this super tender cut of beef- peppery, sweet, smokey.
A tie with the Picanha for me would have to be the Carolina Style Flank Steak
A little less fatty than the other two meats, but just as flavorful with notes of oregano and sweet brown sugar.
And of course what would BBQ be without a little alcohol?
Featuring a new kind of Whiskey- The Jameson, A well known brand- however, this time it’s not a true Irish. It’s aged 12 years in charred Bourbon Barrels that’s stilled for 3 times. It’s much sweeter, smoother, with a crisp ending. It has hints of Apricots and vanilla.
Flor de Caña, muddled pineapple & mint.
Dragon fruit Smash
Maestro Dobel tequila, muddled dragon fruit, basil simple syrup, lemon & mint
If you’re looking an all you can eat BBQ American Q can definitely satisfy that craving without the crowd and price of other International Drive restaurants.
AMERICAN Q • LOCATED AT B RESORT & SPA •
1905 HOTEL PLAZA BOULEVARD | LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL 32830