RIVERVIEW — Stepping into the open dining room at the newly opened Smokin' Pig BBQ in Riverview feels like stepping into an organized backyard barbecue.
Whether it's a few minutes on a quick lunch break, or a longer stretch for dinner in one of the booths, the new restaurant provides a fast barbecue fix with its Carolina-style fare.
With John Mellencamp's Jack and Diane pumping in the background and a friendly face at the counter, Smokin' Pig offers nine sandwiches or dinner plates, including pulled pork, grilled chicken, smoked turkey, ribs, brisket (chopped or lean) and sausage.
Three sauces greet diners at the table: hot, sweet or tangy. Drinks include sweet tea, soda, draft or bottled beer or wine by the glass.
Smokin' Pig, located in a new development across from the Publix shopping center at 3834 U.S. 301, offers family packs starting at $45.99 that serve four to five people. The restaurant also offers catering. You can also find extras like fried shrimp and banana pudding on the menu.
Call (813) 512-5002 for to-go orders or to inquire about the help wanted sign hanging on the window.
Twin Creeks offers assisted living option
Twin Creeks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Riverview announced that it has received the final Certificate of Occupancy for the new 65,000-square-foot community at 13470 Boyette Road, near Bell Shoals Road.
"This is a key step in the development of this new community," said David Ammons, president of Retirement Living Associates, the community's management company. "Twin Creeks will provide individual care and attention to our residents."
The community broke ground in March 2016. It will provide 80 private and companion apartments in Assisted Living and Memory Care and is equipped with a full-service commercial kitchen, dining areas, library, conservatory, game room, salon and spa, screened porches, bistros, outdoor courtyards and walking paths.
"We are excited to be part of this new community in Florida, and I know the future residents are looking forward to living at Twin Creeks," said Chris Smith, vice president at Beverly-Grant Inc., which oversaw the building of Twin Creeks.
Monthly costs for the community start at $3,250 and vary based on size and location of apartments and the type of care a resident would need.
Twin Creeks is accepting reservation deposits to secure an apartment location. Prospective residents are encouraged to inquire at twincreeksretire.com or call (813) 336-2128 to schedule a visit to the community.
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