Nancy's BBQ Invests Anew In Sarasota, Opens Store

An itinerant Sarasota caterer has finally found a home.

Nancy's Bar-B-Q is opening a store at 301 South Pineapple Drive in downtown Sarasota.

Nancy Krohngold, the owner and proprietor of Nancy's Bar-B-Q, is partnering with five brothers: Mark, John, Rob, Anthony and Paul Caragiulo, who are known for owning and running Sarasota restaurants Caragiulos and Owen's Fish Camp.

"I'm over the moon," says Krohngold. I grew up here and I've always been a downtown person -- my father owned a business downtown. I feel fortunate that I have a place where my customers can find me. The Caragiulo brothers have a long and wonderful reputation here and I feel totally comfortable and honored to have them partnering with me."

Krohngold began her barbecue business by providing catering services to private parties. As her slow-cooked North Carolina barbecue fare gained popularity, Nancy's Bar-B-Q evolved into a full-time business on wheels.  Krohngold says Facebook helped her marketing efforts with "a lot of chatter ... wondering where I'd show up next."

Nancy's Bar-B-Q has enjoyed critical success in Tampa Bay magazines. In April 2010, Sarasota Magazine recognized Nancy's Bar-B-Q in its "The 52 Restaurant Dishes We Love Most This Year" feature. Creative Loafing named it the "Best Underground Restaurant" for its Best of the Suncoast 2009 Critics' Pick. and Krohngold had the honor of catering the green room during President Bill Clinton's appearance at Ringling College's Town Hall Lecture Series at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in 2009.

In addition to her signature pulled pork, Nancy's Bar-B-Q restaurant menu will include oak-smoked chicken, pork spare ribs, beef brisket, and oak-smoked salmon with cucumber-dill yogurt sauce along with edamame succotash, potatoes au gratin, macaroni and cheese, baked beans w/ pulled pork, cole slaw, red skin potato salad, and a new chopped salad, pineapple-rum upside down cake, brownies, banana pudding and bread pudding.

Nancy will continue catering and delivery.

Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Source: Nancy Krohngold, Nancy's Bar-B-Q
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