"Downhome cooking with a Florida flavor is the whole theme of our restaurant and bar," said Carl Pacillo, owner and chef of Alligator Alley restaurant and bar located in Ft. Lauderdale. One of the more unusual items on the menu is barbecued alligator ribs. "The ribs are unique, the ribs are unusual," he said. "Gator ribs have kind of a natural swampiness, y'know. You can taste nature in it." Pacillo, a well known local musician also known as Kilmo, said his goal is to promote and serve up local flavor with both the food and the music he offers. "I'm just trying to embrace this local culture that I love. It's the real Florida – the one I grew up in."