Ah, the Fourth of July. Here’s to our country’s 240th birthday. For the kids’ sake, the summer is in full-tilt. For the adults’ sake, this day hopefully is part of a long weekend. Either way, this day represents what makes the United States of America great. For my sake, this means a day spent with my friend named Barbecue.
Although Miami is considered the “Gateway to Latin America,” this does not signal a shortage of barbecue. If anything, it represents a barbecue melting-pot of sorts: you have a Brazilian churrascaria here, and an Argentinian asado there.
Getting back to the point, this is America and we’re going to party like it’s our birthday (…because it is). Therefore, I’m looking for some good ‘ole, down-home American BBQ.
To find it, look no further than the All-American Coral Gables establishment of Swine Southern Table & Bar.
The duo of General Manager, Gideon Horowitz, and Executive Chef and culinary personality, Ben Vaughn, have teamed-up to serve-up the finest, urbane luxury-chic BBQ in Miami. From the 14-Hour Smoker Brisket that cuts itself, to the savory, yet elegantly-plated 12-Hour Slow Braised Pork Shoulder, this stuff is no joke!
It doesn’t stop there. What’s an American BBQ without a cherry-on-top side dish? The team at Swine have you covered here, as well. From their complimentary Grits, to their ‘pig-tail’ Mac & Cheese. And wait! Might I mention their jalapeno, cheddar and bacon-stuffed Homemade Cornbread? This sounds like a meal well-consumed for an American boy like me.
As you can see, any trip to Miami is incomplete without stopping by Swine Southern Table & Bar. But that’s the least of it. On America’s 240th birthday, find your barbecue amid the melting-pot that is Miami. And lastly ya’ll, it goes without saying…
…Happy Birthday, ‘Murica!
–Nick Timko (@live_urbane_nt)