Why We RecommendAs the saying goes, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. You can smell it, you can see it, and now you can taste it—the pure magic of backyard BBQ refined to its purest, most taste-bud-saturating perfection. At Sparks BBQ, in Downtown Traverse City Prodigy pitmaster Dean Sparks brings the magic and the passion with his open flame culinary wizardry. Ribs, pulled pork, brisket, beef jerky (is your mouth watering yet!) BBQ Chicken, Brats… it just keeps getting better!!! So summon your inner carnivore and bike, walk, paddle, or drive your way over to the corner of East Front Street and Cass.