Miami's Top Ten Barbecue Restaurants: Dry Rubs, Jerks, and Ponies
There's no other place on our list where you can eat ribs and clean your clothes at the same time. Bo Leg's Barbeque, the mobile pit located in the parking lot of the Foxy Lady Laundromat in North Miami holds that distinction. Which might actually be serendipitous when you get barbecue sauce all over your shirt and tie. There are two lines -- one for pork and one for jerk chicken -- and both are long. Sometimes you'll wait a half-hour. Sometimes the wait is longer. Who cares? With platters around ten bucks, and the intoxicating scent of cooking animal flesh caressing you, simply bring your laundry, get in line, and take comfort in knowing you're accomplishing a hated household chore at the same time you're sating your appetite. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until the last rinse cycle.
Built in 1965 as a tourist trap for visitors on the way to view wildlife in the Everglades, the Pit offers a giant chickee hut as shelter for the hundreds of families who travel from all over Miami-Dade to chow down on ribs ($14.99) cooked low and slow over an open pit stoked with black oak wood. Live music, karaoke, and Latin American favorites make this spot a mishmash of craziness. Throw in real ponies (to ride, not to eat), and this place is so old-school Miami kitsch that it's impossible not to name the Pit number one for barbecue in Miami.
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1555 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL