We drove up to Orlando to record a Beyond the Smoke Podcast episode and while there, ate at some pretty good spots if you ask me.
The pandemic has given rise to some new Miami food vendors with a unique skill set who have unleashed their specialties on us. It’s been over six months of this lockup so I’ve tried plenty of these food artisans who have turned their passions into new business ventures.
Visit Empanada Harry’s and walk out of there with a box filled of Miami.
Where else can you get a Venezuela cachapa, a Cuban sandwich and Miami-style BBQ?
Shiver’s BBQ, the landmark Homestead restaurant opened its doors in 1957.
Since then, they’ve consistently sold the BBQ in South Florida.
Hate Mondays Tavern BBQ is one of my favorite spots in town.
I feel like I’m sitting in my relative’s house enjoying some good ‘que.
If you’re in Atlanta, you need to prioritize your time and make sure a stop at Fox Bros. BBQ is in the cards.
If you love Heavy Metal, Star Wars, and BBQ, you have found your nirvana (not the alternative band, but they would probably fit in here) at Lansing’s Meat BBQ.
I was lucky enough to be one of the first folks to try out a few of the Johnnie’s Pit Beef sandwiches.
Chef Phil Bryant and Chef Veronica Valdivia invited me over to their home for dinner when they were starting to put together what would ultimately become The Original and Beef N’ Cheddar sammies from the menu.
We hit up a couple of Jacksonville restaurants I had my eye on but The Bearded Pig BBQ was the only restaurant on my list that everyone was excited to try.
Blue Door Smokehouse in Lexington is a central Texas chop-house/chop-shop style BBQ joint that serves everything on trays with butcher paper.
Smoke BBQ in Fort Lauderdale was on my must-eat list for a bit.
So I hit up their no-frills joint, which envelopes you with an intoxicating smoky scent.
Abe’s Bar-B-Q was my first stop when I arrived in Clarksdale, Mississippi for two reasons; it’s right next to the Crossroads AND the comfort food is great.