Named “New York’s Best Barbecue Restaurant” by Eater’s Ryan Sutton and getting a nod by the James Beard Foundation, Hometown BBQ debuted its third location – this time in Miami. Opening in mid-September, this is their first venture outside of New York and locals have already called it “Puro Fuego” giving Hometown BBQ a proper warm welcome (pun intended).
When visiting the restaurant in Allapatah you will be able to feast on some of their NYC’s staples like lamb belly Bahn mi, pit-smoked bbq meats ordered by the 1⁄2 pound and accompanied by sides like their Cornbread with honey butter, Corn Pudding, and Queso Mac and Cheese.
New dishes exclusive to Miami also make an appearance. Created by Executive Chef Alex Smith, the dinner menu features wood-fired specials like a whole smoked Lamb Breast, caramel glazed and served with bib lettuce for some DIY wraps action. Tropical flavors come through in dishes like the tamarind glazed chicken hearts served with cilantro chimichurri.
If meat isn’t really your thing, this inclusive menu also features a roasted Daily Catch served with fresh shaved fennel, citrus, and dill salad and vegetarian options like the fire-roasted Wild Mushrooms with cilantro and pepitas and the Broccoli on the plancha, drizzled with chili oil and charred poblano crema.
A selection of cocktails and craft beers are available as the perfect way to balance the palate and complement the rich and smoky meaty flavors. Sip on an oak Old Fashioned to open up your taste buds or wash down your meal with a refreshing pint from featured local breweries like Tripping Animals or Jake Wakefield. Wine enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the restaurant curated a careful selection of pesticide and herbicide-free wines. It is their intention to work closely with farmers that “have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of making wines of passion and place”.
The charming industrial location fits in naturally with the authenticity and evolving nature of the neighborhood. It invokes a sense of community and belonging making Hometown BBQ a celebrated and long-awaited addition to the city’s restaurant scene. With outdoor and dining room tables available, this space is perfect for catching up with friends any day of the week or for enjoying the proper Sunday BBQ “Funday” with family.