Because this tasty menu leaves for its’ holiday break in just a few days… this couldn’t wait!
Thanks to my relationship with B2Communications, I was able to visit Marlow’s Tavern and enjoy some dishes from their Ribs & Whiskey menu in exchange for blog & social media love. All opinions are all my own.
During a recent visit to Atlanta, we stumbled upon Marlow’s Tavern so I was pleasantly surprised when I found out Tampa was getting one too! Alongside their impressive menu, they also showcase seasonal dishes; Spring brought on the Cajun dishes, Summer was perfect for some juicy burgers, and this fall we went Southern for Ribs & Whiskey.
But sadly, you only have until Monday, October 17th to enjoy their signature ribs and eclectic beverages to accompany the Tennessee-sytle dishes. For those lucky, #TampaLove peeps, your Marlow’s Tavern can be found here.
We kicked it off with their cocktails; I was able to bring along Jessica from TampaMomRuns, it’s not everyday I get to hang with my bestie of 19+ years! Their R&W Sweet Tea, a sweet tea with a refreshing kick; New Fashioned, your typical but so savory; Scrappy Old Timer – Barrel Aged in House, delicate yet packed with flavor; and we can’t forget the wine & beer to accompany our ribs.
Appetizers started off with one of their traditional dishes, the J.T.’s Kettle Chips, do yourself and start your meal here… And don’t forget to try their Blistered Poblano & Jalepeno “Popper-Style”, these were the bomb!
Sticking to our mission of Ribs & Whiskey, we chose the Slow-Cooked Smithfield® James River, St Louis-Style Ribs with all of the sides. The ribs were the perfect combo of smoked, juicy & tender; you can choose from three sauces: Jack Daniels® Glaze, East Carolina BBQ (yaaaaaas!), Chipotle BBQ (yummy!). And the sides are where it’s at!! Granny Smith Apple Cabbage Slaw (just enough sweetness), Pimento Cheese “Stuffed” Tater Tots (tasty, don’t be afraid to kick them in the sauce!), House-Made Sweet Corn & Jalapeño Muffins (order two plates of these!).
Don’t skip the dessert, their Bourbon Bread Pudding is made with Creme Bruelee-Soaked Cuban Bread & topped with ice cream — a little bit of Tennessee with a lil bit of Tampa!
In case you cannot make it to Marlow Tavern’s before Monday… do me a favor and plan on visiting. Their kitchen doesn’t even have a freezer — so you know you’re getting the freshest of food. Plus, they have ample seating for that upcoming party or to watch the game and as our weather cools off, a great outdoor patio area with easy access to their full bar. Marlow Tavern’s is a great addition to the Carrollwood area and I can’t wait to return!