Nancy’s Bar-B-Q arrived on the Sarasota dining scene not long after we moved out of the area. Too bad for us because Nancy’s is pretty darn good. Sure, it has a few minor flaws. Yet it has clearly set the gold standard for real BBQ in the Sarasota/Bradenton marketplace.
The eatery’s design is modern and appealing. Part of this operation is financed by the Caragiulo family (some might call them the first family of Italian cuisine in Sarasota). It’s a beautiful place — and well thought-out. A nice blend of retro and modern.
This tractor (parked permanently outside) provides some rustic charm.
The replica Sinclair Gasoline billboard further adds to the old school vibe.
Cooking BBQ with real wood??? What an amazing concept!
“This little piggy went to market …” and apparently didn’t come home.
The pulled BBQ pork (cooked for 12 hours) and the locally-made link sausage were outstanding. Owner and founder Nancy Krohngold obviously devotes a lot of time to her sauces too. There are several to choose from and all of them were right on point. Or should I say right on Q??? Be sure to take some home with you.
The side dishes (above) we sampled were just OK, but not great.
The link sausage had a nice kick to it. This was a highlight in my mind.
Follow this “Q” (above) on the sidewalk to Nancy’s Bar-B-Q. Stick to the meats and house-made BBQ sauces and you will surely not be disappointed. This is real deal BBQ, friends — and Sarasota is quite lucky to have them in town.
Nancy’s Bar-B-Q – 301 South Pineapple Street, Sarasota, FL