You know, I started to write about how I noticed this place a few weeks ago when they were getting ready to open, talked to the owner a bit, saw his state-of-the-art gas-fired smoker, etc. but bottom line is, apart from a hint of smoke, the pulled pork was less flavorful than what I've managed in my standard electric range at home. Which isn't anything spectacular. I doused it with both of their sauces, a sweet one that tasted like a watered-down mix of Kraft barbecue sauce and ketchup and a "hot" one that tasted like the same thing minus the ketchup.
The West Broward suburbs aren't the best part of the county for barbecue, but with both Mrs. Smokey's and the Davie branch of Scruby's each 10 minutes away, you know what to do. Or go to Nirala Sweets two doors down in the same little strip center and get some goat curry or chicken biriyani or aloo chat instead. Now that's yummy.
After the dispiriting barbecue, I went next door to the Eastern Market, an Indo-Pak grocery, and picked up a bag of Kashmiri mix and a $4.99 CD of Indian technopop, which had me smiling and dancing behind the wheel as I got back to the day's business.
[Slim's BBQ and Nirala Sweets, Oakland Park Blvd. at Pine Island Dr., Sunrise.]
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