Nancy's Bar-B-Q in Sarasota
Before I get to our thoughts on the food, I have to mention our experience ordering. We're in Venice and had to go to Sarasota for a meeting so thought we'd call ahead to order and pick up. Two house of calling w/no answer we headed to Sarasota. Yes, they were in fact open for business. They according to a staffer "aren't prepared for to-go orders so they don't answer the phone." She said much of it is because they're so busy, but at the time (around 3.00) there were only two tables of people and the staff/servers were standing around. The menu for catering gives the same phone number, so I guess they aren't prepared for catering either.
To get variety we got the Texas Holy Trinity @ 18.00 (ribs, brisket, texas hot link) Ribs were OK. Hot link was small, seemed pretty lean and hot and tasty but not worth the 2.49 each (or 2 on a sandwich for 7.95). The brisket was fairly thick sliced, tasty and tender but the amount of fat throughout the slice made it inedible. Yech. I expect some amount of fat on any meat, but this was over the top gross with fat.
Sides were sesame slaw and edamame succotash, both good.
We will try again, but stay away from the pricier combo trays and go for a sandwich. Another guy waiting for his dinner advised us that the pulled pork was excellent. We'll try the other meats, but exercise more caution. I assumed since Nancy has been around awhile, the food kinks would have been ironed out.
Less that impressive but YMMV
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