Best Place to See the Light

Jones BBQ Diner (new Jacksonville location)

For years, we’ve gone down to Marianna, paid visits to Mr. Jones that’ve felt like pilgrimages for those foil-wrapped, James Beard Award-winning chopped pork sammies. So, you may ask, were we skeptical about this new place, opened by a relative? You’d better believe it—especially after we found the place unopened during normal business hours on our initial visit (they later explained in a Facebook message there’d been a family emergency). But reader, having had a bite blessed with that signature sauce and slaw, we’ve got to say: We believe. (

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