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Holy Smoke has been remodeled

By Staff | Jun 8, 2012

Suzanne Tank

Holy Smoke Heavenly Barbecue and Better Burgers recently underwent renovations to improve the guest experience.

“Guests had been asking for a casual restaurant and lounge in which to meet new people,” said Daniel Smock, marketing and communications manager for South Seas.

Since renovations on the 3,100-square-foot restaurant were completed in May, Holy Smoke now offers an indoor/outdoor bar, nine flat-screen televisions to watch sports and a revitalized arcade and billiards area.

“Holy Smoke is a family friendly environment that encourages interaction and fun between one’s own family and other visitors,” said Smock. “It’s a southern theme as far as music with a laid back atmosphere.”

Holy Smoke has also revitalized its menu for added variety and healthier choices that include a Portabello vegetarian burger and two new salads. The most popular menu items are still the two types of ribs baby back and spare ribs and the “Better Burger,” a traditional burger.

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Fried pickles paired with special homemade smoked ketchup are featured on the menu. Guests can cry together over “The Tear Jerker,” a burger topped with fried and slice jalapenos, pepperjack cheese and a homemade habanero mayo sauce, or take it easy with “The Big Easy,” topped Louisiana style with cajun seasoning, smoked provolone and house-fried onion ring.

Other new burgers include “The Churkey Burger,” a combination of turkey and chicken with traditional fixings and “The Smokehouse,” a bacon cheeseburger. Don’t forget to save room for one of Holy Smoke’s southern-themed desserts: Pecan, Keylime or Mississippi Mud pie. The new “Icebox Pie Milkshake” will combine one of the three pies mentioned blended with vanilla ice cream.

“Later in the summer we will be introducing our own infused moonshine, bourbon and whiskey,” added Smock.

Holy Smoke Heavenly Barbecue and Better Burgers, located in Chadwick Square of South Seas Island Resort on Captiva, has been renovated into a space conducive to families and having fun all under one roof. The kids can play in the offset arcade area, adults can play billiards or watch the big sporting events in the bar area and table-side service is provided so guests can relax.

“There will be live entertainment and we’ll include more fun activities throughout the summer,” said Smock. “You can enjoy a nice meal and everybody can do their thing and at the end of the day, everybody is happy and well-fed.”