Are you a football fan that wants to watch games, have some tasty beverages and have someone cook food for you? Great news, we will do that! Catch NFL and College football games right here at Charlie and Jake’s beachside. Just head over the Eau Gallie Causeway from Melbourne and we are a little further down on the left hand side.
We have the delicious types of food football fans crave. Check out these loaded nachos (pictured). Don’t they look delicious? Wash them down with your favorite beer. We have a great selection of cold beer.
The season is heating up in both college and pro football. The University of Florida is ranked #4 in the country. Come watch the Gators take on Texas A&M this weekend. Or catch the #7 ranked Miami Hurricanes take on #1 Clemson for this ACC barn-burner. What a bunch of fantastic matchups!
In the NFL, The Jags will be doing battle in Houston. The Texans are winless and coming into their first game since they fired Head Coach Bill O’Brien. The Dolphins will be way out in SF doing battle with the Niners who expect to have Jimmy Garappolo back. Tampa played last night and lost a squeaker to the Bears. Can’t win them all.
Burnt Ends are referred to as “the old pig candy”. This was what they called pig candy before the newest incarnation of that dish. So what are burnt ends? The name doesn’t sound that delicious, does it? But the name is misleading.
As BBQ became more popular and in-demand, pitmasters would set aside the end pieces that may be tougher, drier, or oddly shaped. Many times the ends and edges could be the fattiest part of the meat and cooks would put them into stews or make them into hardy appetizers.
It wasn’t long before some pitmasters realized the power of these morsels and began to re-smoke them and cover them in a delicious sweet sauce. The practice started in the 1970’s to be exact and burnt ends lovers haven’t looked back.
They are pretty much a staple of any real BBQ place in the south, all the way up to Kansas City and beyond. You can find this item in the “starters” section of our menu.
Do you have a favorite BBQ dish? Feel free to post your comment below.
Charlie and Jake’s Beachside has been serving the Melbourne and Brevard County area for decades. We would be delighted to see you at our restaurant.
Pig candy is a type of dessert. It is made with thick strips of smoked bacon and pecans. It is then coated with brown sugar. Another name for this dish is “glazed bacon”.
This dish is especially popular in the southeastern United States. It has really taken on a life of its own in Washington D.C. (of all places) and Martha Stewart even featured it on “Martha Stewart’s Living”.
There are about 100 different recipes online so when and where you get it makes all the difference in the world.
Some folks eat it as desert but it an excellent snack. Protein and carbs can make for a great tide-me-over until din din.
So come on over to Charlie and Jake’s beachside Melbourne FL and try the pig candy. We bet you will go hog wild for it!