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
We don’t know anyone that doesn’t like a BBQ. Who can resist that tangy taste a BBQ sauce gives to your meats. Just think of that chicken that has a BBQ flavor you can’t get with herbs and seasonings. And the best part is how the meat just slides right off the bone. Ribs with tender, juicy meat that melts in your mouth and also falls off of the bone is another memorable meal. Your mouth should be watering right now. Myself, I’m heading for the kitchen to get some BBQ.
Though the BBQ sauce itself pretty much sets the tone for the flavor imparted to your taste buds, how you cook the meat dictates a whole lot more. There are several ways to cook your BBQ but he main ones are grilling with wood, grilling with charcoal and smoking. Each method has its drawbacks and benefits. [Read more…] about It’s a BBQ!
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