Favorites Abound at Black Sheep

What more can be said about Black Sheep Restaurant, the big beautiful eatery located in the heart of historic Five Points. Day in and day out, it draws big crowds. And the food and service are well known for their high standards of excellence.

Well, erase everything you think you know. I’m about to break it down for you — Jack-style.

photo by Anthony Newkirk

First of all, Black Sheep is a great go-to destination. Whether you’re having a quick lunch, meeting coworkers for drinks, celebrating a birthday or dining out with a special someone, Black Sheep caters to everyone’s needs. Whether you’re looking for a fancy dish or something a little more subtle, Black Sheep will have it.


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Second is the rooftop dining; after all, Florida is the “Sunshine State.” If you’re a fan of the sun and all it has to offer, why not enjoy it while sitting on the rooftop with friends and loved ones, sipping on a nice refreshing Black SHP Gin & Tonic? I love the rooftop at Black Sheep and don’t want to sit anywhere else — not that there is anything wrong with the main dining room area — I just freaking love the rooftop.

There are three aspects to rooftop dining at Black Sheep — the bar, the lounge/couch area, and naturally, the table seating. Each offers a different and unique rooftop experience.

Then there is … loud drum roll please… THE FOOD.

photo by Anthony Newkirk

Whether it’s at the restaurant or for an event around town, Black Sheep always delivers.


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People ask, “Anthony, what’s your favorite dish?” Half the time I just end up naming the whole damn menu because I believe everything is that good. But for the purpose of this article, you definitely should begin with the Poutine; hand-cut fries, with cheese curds and pastrami. The server then slowly pours on the short-rib gravy. It’s heaven in a ceramic bowl and always a favorite. Also try the Korean Short Ribs. Every time I get it, it’s perfectly seasoned. I just love the combination of short ribs, grits and a soft boiled egg.

photo by Anthony Newkirk

Earlier I asked, what more can be said about Black Sheep? I told you some things that you might have already known. I hope I mentioned some things that you didn’t know. But after reading this, I’m pretty sure you’ll be hungry.

So, please do your taste buds a favor and go see what Executive Chef Waylon Rivers has been cooking up this week at Black Sheep Restaurant.


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