When you think of Florida you think of sun and fun, surf and turf, Disneyland, the Space Shuttle and beautiful sandy beaches. You think of tropical drinks beachside and relaxing under your beach umbrella while lulled by the sounds of the waves reaching the shore. We will bet that the one thing you don’t think of is that this is the land of BBQ. Well, that’s because it isn’t, unless of course you’re on the Space Coast because, my friends, if you are near Melbourne, Florida or Eau Gallie, Florida, you should start thinking BBQ. [Read more…] about A Little Bit of Restaurant Heaven
Ah the Space Coast. The land of NASA and lunches and all of the cool things you can do related to space. Whether you do the tours with a set itinerary or you look at the tour brochures and make up your own list of attractions and activities, eventually you are going to get hungry. Everyone knows that If you have a great day on your trip and top it off with a lousy lunch or dinner it can, pardon the expression, leave a bad taste in your mouth.
We’ll let us introduce ourselves. We are Charlie and Jake’s and we have a restaurant in the Eau Gallie, Florida area (just right over the bridge beachside) that we think will ensure that you will end each day with a full stomach of the best BBQ the Melbourne, Florida area has to offer. Not only is it great food, but our BBQ can be enjoyed dining in or carrying out. We even have a drive thru window so you don’t have to change out of your beachwear. Just drive thru and head straight back to the beachfront with your delicious, mouthwatering BBQ sandwiches. [Read more…] about Looking for a Good Restaurant on the Space Coast?
If you have to ask, we can simply recommend that you stop by soon and find out for yourself. Some foods are so delicious that words just can’t do them justice. But we’ll try. First off, you have to understand about smoked meats. Here at Charlie and Jake’s we slow smoke our meats for hours. Doing this smokes the BBQ flavor deep into our smoked meats so every bite explodes with flavor. And if you like your meat so tender it almost melts in your mouth, well, you come on down and taste it for yourself.
The word “meats” can be misleading for some. When we say meats, we include poultry and yes, our poultry is smoked as well. We will serve you BBQ smoked turkey and BBQ smoked chicken that are out of this world. We stand by our meats and poultry. We believe that once you taste our BBQ you will come back again and again. Sure, if you travel to Texas you may find something you like, but in Eau Gallie, Florida there isn’t a beachside BBQ to compare with ours. We know you’ll love our restaurant and will tell your friends. [Read more…] about What’s So Special about Smoked BBQ?
The beautiful thing about living on the Space Coast there is so much to do. You can spend a whole day out there enjoying yourself, but at some point in time you’ll want to get something to eat. Well, lucky for you Charlie and Jake’s BBQ restaurant is a hop, skip and a jump away. There is nothing like eating BBQ for a picnic beachside. Your neighbors on blankets will be jealous. The best part about it is that you don’t have to come into our restaurant and sit down to eat, though we’d like you to, you can hop in your car and visit our drive thru window.
There is a lot to be said for convenience and I think we can all agree that a drive thru window is nothing if not convenient. Just picture yourself at the beach, there you are, dressed for sunning and funning and suddenly you are hungry. What are you to do now? You don’t want to put your clothes back on and you forgot to bring a decent cover-up. The only answer of course is to take yourself to a drive thru window where there is no dress code. Sure, you can go to McDonald’s, but wouldn’t you rather have some really great BBQ? [Read more…] about Going Beachside?
Here we go; this is a hot topic. Which BBQ sauce is the best? This question alone has probably started more fistfights that trying to figure which city makes the best pizza; Chicago or New York or which place in Philadelphia has the best cheesesteaks. It’s a question that brings out regional patriotism every time. BBQ sauces seem to be rationalized; different ingredients depending on the area of the country. And the population of each region is vehement in defending its BBQ. To understand the different types of sauces in the United States, let’s take a look at some.
There are several areas of the country where beef is its mainstay. The populations of these areas claim to know everything about beef; how to raise it, how to cook it and what to flavor it with. One of these areas is Kansas City. Kansas City BBQ sauce is tomato based and sweet. The sweetness comes from brown sugar, molasses and/or honey. And then there’s Texas. You don’t mess with BBQ lovin’ Texans. They don’t cotton to that. They also don’t like their beef dripping with BBQ sauce. Most Texans prefer their BBQ without sauce, but due to demand will offer sauces. The best places will offer a brown gravy type of sauce as something to mop up with the meat. [Read more…] about Which BBQ sauce is the best?
Article written by contributing writer Stephanie H.
I’ll admit it; I’m pretty new to the BBQ scene. I never even attempted to try cooking BBQ until my daughter couldn’t bring her famous ribs to our family cookout one year. I tried to prepare them the way she did. Unfortunately, the results were not the same. And I attempted to cook chicken on the grill one time and baste it over and over again with BBQ sauce as it cooked only to have the sauce drip off and cause flames to shoot up and burn the skin of the chicken while the inside was raw. Definitely not a success story. In my efforts to master this elusive talent, I’ve decided to look into a smoker. Smoking meat is a process that cooks the meat at a low temperature for a longer time. I hear this is the way to go when BBQing. [Read more…] about Different types of meat smokers