Best Of 2005

BEST LOCAL BBQ SAUCE: Mr. Mike’s

Mr. Mike’s is made right down in St. Pete, from an award-winning recipe that’s been in the family for 30 years. While there are plenty of homegrown specialty barbecue sauces available, Mr. Mike’s is the best straight shooter, with a killer take on the thick, smoky ’n’ sweet character most grill aficionados crave. Plus, it comes in varying degrees of spiciness. Mr. Mike’s is available at various Bay area specialty food stores, or write to Mr. Mike’s Gourmet Foods Company, 25 Second St. N., St. Petersburg, 33701.