Stockbridge has one or more steak and barbecue restaurants. A steak is a chunk of meat or fish that can be seared, pan-fried or baked. Barbecueing is a way of cooking on hot coals, which gives the food a distinctive flavor and aroma. Steaks may also be barbecued, but one can barbecue vegetables, shiks and other items. This is a popular way to prepare food. Many restaurants in Stockbridge have a section to steak and barbecued meals. Specialized restaurants are also available, that have a wide variety of barbecue dishes (done to various stages of cooking, such as rare, medium or well-done). Barbecueing is a relatively healthier cooking option since less oil is needed. It is also wholesome and flavorful.