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Top Spots For Pulled Pork In South Florida

September 24, 2013 9:00 AM

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Sparky's Roadside Barbecue  (Source: www.sparkysroadsidebarbecue.com)

Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue (Source: http://www.sparkysroadsidebarbecue.com)

South Florida may be flashy on the coastal areas and tourist zones of Miami Beach, Las Olas and Seminole Hard Rock, but the rest of this area is still Southern, contrary to what many people think. These five restaurants honor the pulled pork sandwich and Southern barbecue cooking with distinction.

The Pit Bar-B-Q
16400 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33194
(305) 226-2272
www.thepitbarbq.com

The Pit is the only wood fire grill barbecue restaurant in Miami-Dade. It has a tiki hut outdoors where live music and country tunes are played. The waitresses are friendly and attentive, and customers can get the pulled pork sandwich for $7.99 or the South Carolina Style triple decker (choice of pulled pork or beef along with coleslaw) for a dollar more. The pulled pork sandwich alone comes with creamy coleslaw and french fries or potato salad. The sandwich is served on a kaiser roll and smells fantastic. Visitors love the mesquite wood flavor.

Harvey’s Smokehouse BBQ
20218 Old Culter Road
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
(305) 233-1227
www.harveysmokehousebbq.com

With a wide menu of dishes, the pulled pork sandwich at Harvey’s is a mouthful of delicious spices, flavor and taste. The sandwich is presented with the top bun rolled to the side to show a heaping portion of pork. It is difficult at first to get both hands around the sandwich when gripping it, and the first few bites will have you covered in barbecue sauce–several napkins will be needed! A side order of french fries, baked beans or coleslaw can accompany the meal along with a drink. The coleslaw balances the mouthwatering meat with a healthy compliment. It isn’t watery, but crispy and creamy.

Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue
204 NE 1st St.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 377-2877
www.sparkysroadsidebarbecue.com

A gem in the urban jungle of Downtown Miami, customers rave about Sparky’s sandwich selections–fried catfish, brisket, chopped duck and of course, pulled pork. The pulled pork sandwich is famous, and at lunch time, the tiny space gets packed with hungry business people. It is left of the Metrorail Government Center main terminal and less than a few minutes walk on foot. The pulled pork comes as part of a starter combination platter along with beef brisket, smoked chicken thigh or grilled fish, Tyler’s Pressed Sandwich, a pulled pork plate with two sides, and a combo platter of beef brisket and pork.

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Paradero Original
3335 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
(954) 514-7585
www.paraderooriginal.com

Near to the sea air and boardwalks of Ft. Lauderdale Beach is Paradero’s. The pulled pork sandwich with hand cut fries is one if not the most popular item on the menu. The price is affordable at $6.95 and the rest of the selections on the menu attract everyone else who hasn’t eaten the pulled pork and loved it.

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Eric L Labrador is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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