Pig Floyd's is a new restaurant coming very soon to the Mills/Virginia area.
According to their website Pig Floyd's is described as:
"Introducing a fresh interpretation of the barbecue experience. Pig Floyd's integrates cultural influences with traditional fire, smoke and pit methods to craft vibrant, delicious fare."
Thomas Ward the owner and founder of Pig Floyd's described the restaurant's concept to me as: "traditional inspired Barbakoa with international influence. Barbakoa is the latin term for barbecue"
Pig Floyd's is in the former location of Friends restaurant and more recently Atilla's Turkish Steak and Salad. The building was completely gutted and rebuilt almost from the ground up which should help clear the air of any failures of past enterprises here. Expected opening date is the first week of September pending final permits and inspections. As soon as they open this post will be updated with details and hours.
I've known Thomas for many years from his past endeavors like his deliciously successful food truck here in Orlando and his restaurant in Puerto Rico which I visited a few years ago.
I also tasted the oak smoked brisket which was very good, smoke flavor came through but was not overpowering. I can't wait to try the ribs. They will have platters with your choice of Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, St. Louis Ribs or North African Chicken Sausage & some sides.
They will have a nice variety of sauces from the traditional sweet BBQ & hot BBQ to the exotic Dragon Sauce and Indian inspired Tikka Masala sauce.
Vegetarians do not be disheartened, they will be able to make many items with tofu and will have some solid salads & meat free side dishes.
Salads include one with baby kale, roasted peppers and BBQ croutons, another has field greens, spiced walnuts, apples, beets, fennel & goat cheese.
They are going to have a great outdoor seating area and eventually some pig roasts!
If the food wasn't exciting enough they are also going to have a solid collection of craft beers. Cigar City, Founders, Unibroue, Mendecino, Ommegang among others and also Cider and Wine.
They plan to be open very late night on the weekends so add them as a stop along your bar crawls from Wally's, Wills or Peacock Room.
Pig Floyd's is located between Black Sheep and 7-11 very close to the Southwest corner of Virginia and Mills.
1326 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803