While I’m no Barbecue expert, I know good food when I taste it. Q American Barbeque is located in the Miami Design District and has a comfy (Yes, I really did just say comfy) look to it. I felt right at home when I walked in (it didn’t hurt that some blues music was playing).
I ordered some Wings which were crispy and had an intense smokey BBQ flavor. They were delicious. None of the food at Q is smothered in sauces by the way, that’s up to you. This is dry rub terrain.
Your options are St. Louis Cider Mustard (sweet, thick and very mustardy), Memphis Dark Sugar & Vinegar (sweet), Guava Habanero Parilla (liquidy, smokey and slightly sweet) and KC Light Tomato & Spice (vinegary tomato). After trying all of them a couple of times I settled on using the St. Louis Cider Mustard. Were wings enough? Of course not, so I also had the NC Pulled Pork Sliders. The Sliders were served on Potato Rolls and topped with Cole Slaw.
They were right on but I now had my sites set on the Q Burger. If you’re also a Soda aficionado like myself you will appreciate the fact that Q has Coke (Mexican) , RC Cola, Orange Crush, Dr. Pepper and a few other glass bottled sodas. Now back to the main event…..The Q Burger is a 10 ounce Burger topped with Cheddar, Pit Roasted Onions and served on an Onion Roll. I, of course added some Applewood Bacon to it.
There’s nothing better than eating a Burger and having the freshness of the beef come right through. It had a nice smoke flavor and the taste of the Bacon was really pronounced. Q really was a great Burger. I came back a few days later and shared Q Zilla (2 Spare Ribs, 2 Baby Backs, 1/2 Pit Chicken, 1/2 Pound of Pulled Pork, Cole Slaw, Pit Beans, House Made Pickles and Cornbread) with my wife. I was floored by Q’s food and I think you might be too.
4029 North Miami Avenue