SUNCOAST - An Anna Maria Island restaurant is bringing its special brand of barbecue to Sarasota.

Smoqehouse, a fusion barbecue joint, will open its first Sarasota location, which will be at former home of Oaks Open Pit BBQ on 41, just north of Stickney Point Rd. Oaks recently closed after 40 years in business.

Menu items include smoked or jerk chicken, pulled pork and Korean beef gourmet sandwiches. There's also a brisket burger and a vegetarian sandwich featuring smoked squash

According to the Herald Tribune, the plan is to be open by early 2020.