Smoke Shops

Sarasota's Best Barbecue

Where to find the best ribs, brisket and pulled pork in town.

09/03/2021 By Staff

Neighborhood guide

Where the Locals Eat in North Manatee County

Five restaurants where people from Parrish, Ellenton, Palmetto and Terra Ceia like to gather.

07/06/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

A wing and a prayer

Five Sarasota Spots That Serve Great Chicken Wings

Most sports bars offer tasty enough chicken wings, but Chef Judi has discovered some unexpected restaurants that serve crispy, delicious wings.

10/17/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Full plate

A Brewery Trolley Tour, a Wine Walk and More of This Week's Top Dining Events

Hope you're hungry, because this week is packed with fun culinary events.

03/27/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Smoke Out

Brick's Smoked Meats Opens Downtown

Sarasota's newest barbecue restaurant, Brick's Smoked Meats, opened for lunch and dinner on Tuesday.

05/15/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Smoke Shop

Brick's Smoked Meats Plans to Open Downtown

The new restaurant is billed as an homage to the cuisine of central Texas, with brisket, tacos and a bar that emphasizes bourbons and tequilas.

04/18/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Feast Mode

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 1/17/17

Brisket tacos, grilled snapper and more of our favorite food finds.

01/17/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker, Ilene Denton, and Hannah Wallace

Father's Day

Where to Eat on Father's Day

Chef Judi shares her picks for where to eat on Father's Day in Sarasota.

06/15/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Paladares

10 Bucks Or Less: Mojo's Real Cuban

Taste-testing an emerging Cuban chain before it arrives in Southside Village.

06/06/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Meat Feat

Breaking News: Brick's Barbeque Coming to Southside Village

Mark Gabrick, working with business partner Dick Rivera, recently secured plans to take over a space on S. Osprey Avenue.

05/13/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 5/4/16

From pork sandwiches to vegetable-based doughnuts, here are the 5 best things we ate this week.

05/04/2016 By Eat Beat Team

The Feed

Sol's NYC Deli Opens in Former Downtown Applebee's Space

Plus, Kickstarting a local restaurant's dreams of expansion, barbecue news and more dining dish from Cooper Levey-Baker.

03/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Holy Day

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Where to find green beer, corned beef and cabbage and some Irish tunes this Thursday.

03/16/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week

Our panel of experts share their top five picks on the local dining scene this week.

09/24/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 8/27/15

Our panel of experts share their top five picks on the local dining scene this week.

08/27/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

The Eat Beat: What We Ate and Loved This Week

Our top five picks on the local dining scene this week.

07/30/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Stottlemeyer's Smokehouse Opens on Fruitville Road

Plus, select restaurants extend their Savor Sarasota menus and Cafe Gabbiano boasts new-and-improved menu and decor.

06/18/2015 By Judi Gallagher

Article

Chef Judi Visits Polpo Pizza Co. and Bricks BBQ

Both vendors offer exceptional food in unique locations, she says.

03/05/2015 By Judi Gallagher

Article

Foodologist: Mark Gabrick of Bricks BBQ

A new Farmer's Market vendor offers Texas-style, slow-smoked meat.

05/30/2014 By Megan McDonald