If you had great smoked BBQ you’d certainly know what is so special about it. If we didn’t think it was special we wouldn’t have opened Charlie and Jake’s here in Melbourne, Florida. Yep, in Huntington, Alabama, where our founders come from, they love a good BBQ. When they came here they opened our BBQ restaurant so we could share the great food and so we could all eat it ourselves whenever we want to, just like back home. [Read more…] about What Makes Smoked BBQ So Special?
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
If you like to BBQ one of the best things about Melbourne, Florida is that you can BBQ nearly the whole year ‘round. The weather is perfect and even if it’s cold, it’s only cold by Florida standards, not by anyone’s up north. You can still BBQ. And nothing beats a BBQ if you’re in a beachside community like this. Something about the ocean air and the beautiful weather makes it just the perfect environment for a relaxing day eating great food.
When you walk out of the sea air and into Charlie and Jake’s restaurant you will instantly be hit with the smells coming from our kitchen. When you smoke meat for hours the delicious smell permeates the air. You can’t even smell the saltwater over the tangy BBQ scent floating in from the kitchen. Not to mention the scrumptious aromas emanating from the plates of our customers. [Read more…] about Beachside BBQs Are the Best!
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?
Don’t believe it? Well, it’s true! Residents of Melbourne, Florida can experience the best BBQ you’ve ever had. We know, because we make it. Welcome to Charlie and Jake’s BBQ where you’ll be treated to the most mouthwatering, tender, juicy BBQ you could imagine. Like chicken? We have it. Is your preference pork? Look no further. And yes, we have turkey too.
Why do we call it a smoking? BBQ? Well folks, that’s because it’s the only way we cook our food. That’s right, we do no grilling, we have no open fires like most of your BBQ restaurants have. Our fine meats are only cooked in wood fire smokers. [Read more…] about Smoking’ BBQ in Melbourne, Florida
Grilling is one of the most popular American pastimes. While the trend is common through the country, the residents of Melbourne, Florida, seem to have an extra passion for BBQ events and parties. After all, their weather is perfect for arranging a bonfire BBQ night party.
What could be nicer than to have a fun evening with all your friends and family on a warm summer night? People who like to socialize often arrange BBQ parties so that they can have better relations with their co-workers, neighbors, family, and friends. Although this retreat can be a healthy part of summer enjoyment, the host must be careful about the quality of meal that is to be served to the guests. Since food is directly related to health, a hygienic approach is vital to make it a ‘dinner to remember’.
Since barbequing is a great way to have fun, even the immature cooks sometime like to give it a try, despite the fact that they may not know all the cooking guidelines. This form of cooking may seem simple, but if it is not done properly, there can a big charred chaos. Following these tips and guidelines while preparing the meal as an overly casual attitude may end up with guests puking in your beautiful lawn.
Undercooked Meal Is Harmful
In barbecued food, the biggest risk factor is undercooked meat. It may contain germs and bacteria that cause food poisoning. Although people usually recover from it in week, but in some cases, the matter comes down to life or death scenario. However, if the meat is cooked thoroughly, these germs can be easily killed. It is best to hire a BBQ catering company because expert chefs know exactly how much time a certain meat takes to be cooked completely. No matter how regularly you arrange cookouts, when you have to cook food for over a 100 people, it is not wise to take the risk.
Transferring of Germs from Raw Meat to Ready-to-Eat Food
When you are handling both raw and cooked meat simultaneously, germs from raw meat can be quickly transferred to cooked food by means of touch. The situation is referred to as ‘cross contamination’. Cross-contamination can happen even if raw meat comes in contact with crockery, tongs, cutlery, and chopping boards.
Guidelines: Cooking Meat On A Barbecue
Regardless of the kind of meat that you are using, make sure you meet the guidelines provided in order to avoid any unfortunate incident at your event.
When you’re cooking any kind of meat on a barbecue, such as poultry (chicken or turkey), pork, steak, burgers, or sausages, make sure:
- Coals should be hot enough before you start cooking. Red burning glow and a powdery grey surface are indicators that coal has reached the perfect temperature for cooking.
- Meat that is frozen should always be defrosted before you cook it. It is best to bring it to room temperature before placing the skewered meat on grill.
- To make sure both sides are cooked evenly, keep turning the skewers at equal time intervals.
- Before serving, cut meat from the middle or thickest part to ensure all juices are clear and meat is no longer pink from the inside.
- For additional details, help, and safety instructions, you can always contact a BBQ catering in company in Melbourne, Florida. You may also want to hire them for catering because you cannot put your guest’s health at stake.