The only word that comes to mind when parking outside of Hate Mondays Tavern is intoxicating. The smoker is located out front and I’ve parked next to it a couple of times. On my way home I’ve had the savage feeling to eat my now well seasoned upholstery, but that’s a story for another day.
As soon as you arrive make sure to ask if there are any specials for the day. I’ve eaten some really great one offs that seem to be on an erratic specials rotation that only El Bearded Chef (Chef & Owner Karl Hayden) can make sense of.
Here’s the straight up truth: You MUST order the Ribs, smoked Wings and of course the Mondays Remedy Burger.
The Ribs and Wings will sell you on just how great the BBQ is here. I love the Brisket too if there any any left by the time you get there.
Now, the Mondays Remedy Burger holds a special place in my heart. Hate Mondays Tavern participated in my Hamburger House Party competition in 2016 and made a respectable showing. They returned in 2018 to win the People’s Choice Award with their Mondays Remedy Burger.
I’m not a big fan of gimmicky burgers and while on the surface it might appear that this is one I can confirm that is indeed not. Their tasty signature beef blend burger topped with cheese and bacon.
One last thing, it’s on a sweet bun. Hate Mondays Tavern takes a donut, slices and inverts it. The inside has a light glaze with some of HMT’s bbq seasoning. It through me off on the first bite until my brain could process what exactly I was eating. El Breaded Chef deserves a standing ovation for this creation or you could just visit him and eat one.
P.S.: Hate Mondays Tavern is located in a warehouse district so don’t be Miami-driving and/or texting or you’re sure to miss it.