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Myrons New Miami Restaurant


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Posted by eddiemac on November 16, 2012 at 14:17:05:

Myron Mixon (and partners) have opened up a new Pride & Joy BBQ restaurant in the Wynwood area of Miami...and I visited there this past Wednesday evening...

The inside of this place is cool...It has an old 50s pick-up truck behind the bar...It's warm..inviting...and a very hip place...Blues playing in the background (perhaps a tad too loud)...A beautiful patio out back with awesome picnic tables...with a fence built out of smoking wood...Nice, welcoming people working there...

Now to the food...

I started off with smoked chicken wings...Unfortunately, these didn't spend alot of time (if any) in a smoker and were then deep fried...And these were small...These were average at best...and rather tasteless...Poor effort here...Needs immediate improvement...

Then...on to a 1/2 BBQ'd chicken...Again...very little if any smoked goodness here...It was tender and moist...and pretty to look at...But no real BBQ taste whatsoever....Seems like this yardbird spent more time in an oven and less time in a smoker....Fair effort here....

Then...on to the St. Louis Style ribs...This wasn't a very large rack of ribs...in fact small...More like the 1.5-2.0 lb. size...Although not very meaty...these ribs had a great rub...great smoke taste...and pulled away gentley from the bone...These ribs were truly, truly EXCELLENT! Awesome effort here...

Most or all of the sides at Pride & Joy are served a la carte and they're pricey...I went with the cole slaw...it was rough cut...not minced...and to my liking...Large portion and very good....

This place also features a ton of different beers on tap and in the bottle...Problem is...they didn't have the complete list in stock and ready to serve...Pricey too as bottled beers were $6,$7 and $8...

As BBQ places go...Pride & Joy is pricey...No combo meals here...Most everything is a la carte...My bill for the 8 wings...1/2 chicken...1/2 rack of ribs...cole slaw...and one bottle of beer was $51 with tip....Service was exceptional....My servers were Lido and Anne Marie...

Pride & Joy is located in the Wynwood section of Miami...a poor...lower class neighborhood...Not a dangerous section per se...but you wouldn't want your wife or girlfriend wondering around the side streets far past dark....Parking is an issue...

To be fair...they've been open for a few weeks and still finding their 'sea legs'...They haven't had a Grand Opening....That said...you only have one chance to make a good first impression...and given South Florida's fickle dining public...they need to get their act in gear...and fast where the food is concerned...

If Myron Mixon had personally tasted those wings and that 1/2 chicken as a TV BBQ Judge....it wouldn't have been pretty....Mr. Mixon's name is on this establishment and expectations are high...

I'll wait a few weeks and go back for Round II...and report back..

EMac
Ft. Pierce, FL


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