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08Jul 2020
private event venue in jacksonville

Private events look a bit different in 2020 than they have in the past. Smaller guest lists, ultra-sanitization requirements and socially distanced venues are a few traits of the modern-day party. We’re not here to stress you out or take away the fun, though. Valley Smoke happens to be the perfect spot for private parties Continue reading »

08Jun 2020

Late spring and early summer are the perfect times to dine outside in Jacksonville. The humidity is still at bay, mosquitoes keep to a minimum and the weather is pure bliss. Whether you opt for an alfresco brunch on your patio or head to Valley Smoke, we’re here with delicious ideas for your next summer Continue reading »

02May 2020
best bbq jacksonville fl

American barbeque has a history that spans generations. Cultures from every corner of the country add their own twist year over year. From molasses-based sauces to tangy mustard varieties, the Valley Smoke pit crew is here to explain the differences between classic BBQ creations and modern takes. Classic Varieties by Region The four primary styles Continue reading »

05Apr 2020
Valley Smoke Gallery Ribs

We’re not here to steer you away from the classic ‘que options. From ribs to ribeyes and everything in between, old fashioned southern BBQ is as good as it gets. Although, there’s something to be said for the mouthwatering recipes that have come from the BBQ evolution. If you haven’t ventured outside your comfort zone Continue reading »

05Mar 2020
cocktails jacksonville

Nothing improves a stressful day at the office like an irresistible waterfront cocktail hour. From budget-friendly apps to boozy beverages, weekday evenings don’t get any better than happy hour at Valley Smoke. If you’re craving the warmer weather and cocktails with some friends, look no further than our food and drink specials with a view.  Continue reading »

06Feb 2020
Barbara's Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a sweet treat at the end of your multi-course meal. When you join us for a meal this season at Valley Smoke, you’ll instantly feel at home. From the elegant whiskey bar to the waterfront backdrop, we built our restaurant to welcome every single guest with open arms. After you Continue reading »

21Jan 2020
spring BBQ recipes

Okay, okay…we’ll admit brisket probably isn’t the first dish that comes to mind when you think “romance”. We’re here to silence the naysayers and broaden your perspective of a classic Valentine’s Day dinner. When it really comes down to it, a great dinner with your S/O is all about the setting and the quality of Continue reading »

10Dec 2019
Hummingbird Cake

Sweets in the cold weather quickly transition from ice cream and frozen yogurt to warm brownies and slices of cake. Hey, we’re not mad about it! When you step in the doors of Valley Smoke, you immediately feel warm and welcome. From the cozy seating and elegant whiskey wall to the impressive view of the Continue reading »

14Nov 2019
Wine and Food Pairings

The cool weather is right around the corner for Florida locals. Aside from richly flavored lattes and cozy scarves, it’s finally time to indulge in some of our favorite full-bodied winter wines. The Valley Smoke crew might be Ponte Vedra’s resident BBQ experts, but we also know a thing or two about great wine. Check Continue reading »

11Oct 2019
Valley Smoke Gallery Ribs

You know those rare dining experiences that are almost too good to explain? We don’t mean to toot our own horn (okay, maybe a little…), but our housemade hotlinks fit the bill. Slip through Valley Smoke’s entry and escape for a meal you simply won’t be able to forget. From the first sip of your Continue reading »