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Pride & Joy - - PART II

LargeLife | Jan 25, 2013 09:31 AM

My first excursion to Myron Mixon's Pride & Joy BBQ wasn't the very best.....ribs were quite good.....wings and chicken....not so much.....But realizing that presenting BBQ in a restaurant is a great challenge....i went back for Part II on Thursday evening......

Since I was disappointed with the wings and the chicken from the first go-round.....(as these hadn't seen the inside of an actual wood-burning smoker).....I decided to go another route this time around......

I arrived at 7.....when a BBQ restaurant should have their best product smoked and ready to go.....I ordered their 8-oz. brisket sandwich and a side of slaw.....The brisket came in a basket.....with a decent pile of brisket and 2 slices of thick, nice bread.....I looked at the brisket closely and it had a very slight pink smoke ring.....But I placed the brsket up to my nose and no smoke smell whatsoever......From there....I went to the small piece of fat on the underside of the meat....and no smoke smell or taste there.....To be fair...it was hot and the texture was as expected.....But I tasted the brisket....and it tasted as if it spent a small amount of time on the smoker....and then was finished in a pan in the oven.....That's what it looked, smelled and tasted like.....

From there....I built my own sandwich.....piling the brisket on the bread.....adding a moderate amount of the cole slaw on top.....and a bit of BBQ sauce on top....building a traditional, southern BBQ sandwich....I did add some of their tangy BBQ sauce as well.....(their sauces and slaw are very good)......

The sandwich that I built was edible....But for the $21 that I spent on an 8 oz. sandwich, slaw and Diet Coke....my expectations weren't met.....Certainly not I was hoping for from a BBQ restaurnat with Myron Mixon's name and likeness on it.....Disappointment Part II.....

I noticed the liquor was missing from the bar area and the bartended said they weren't serving alcohol "temporarily"......I don' tknow what that means....but I don't that's a good sign.....

Would say that had a reasonbly decent crowd there for a Thursday evening in a sketchy area of town.....Then again....I haven't seen any advertising for this place either.....Miami needs a great BBQ place....A great destination....But I'm curious to know if the folks here know what BBQ here is beyond Shorty's and Caja China....

This has the makings of a very, very expensive restaurant funeral....The servers there are exceedingly nice and cordial....and believe and espouse what they've been taught.....

Let's hope......

EMac
Ft. Pierce, FL

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