LocalShops1's Shopapalooza welcomes Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ as our VIP Party food sponsor. The award-winning restaurant features baby back ribs seasoned to perfection with their own dry rub and glazed with a special sauce, pulled pork smoked for 14-16 hours and dozens more delicious dishes. Of special note for those with strong stomachs is the Smokin’ J’s BBQ Challenge: a pound each of sliced brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken and sliced smoked sausage, plus a full boneless rack of Baby back ribs, pickles and onions with a jalapeno, all served on a Texas size roll with a pound of sides. Eat it all in one hour and it's free! If you fail, $49.
Smokin' J's is at 5145 Gulfport Blvd S in Gulfport and can be reached at (727) 329-8624 or through their website, smknjsbbq.com.
Shopapalooza, now in its sixth year, is Tampa Bay's biggest shopping event of the year. The free community celebration brings together more than 120 locally owned shops, restaurants, art galleries, service providers, non-profits and community organizations to beautiful South Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg! The event also features free entertainment, free giveaways, free activities for children and plenty of surprises! Admission is free and open to the public!
The event takes place 10 am to sunset Nov. 21 and 28, 2015, and vendors are invited to apply to participate in one or both days. Vendor information and links to apply can be found at ShopapaloozaFestival.com.