And since the Heat couldn’t give you one on Wednesday, this:
Lick your wounds, and probably your fingers, at a decades-old Miami institution of genuine pit barbecue—that’s right, after about a year without slathering anything in that amazing special sauce, Uncle Tom’s Barbecue is back, and it soft-opens tonight.
You’ll know it by the 60-year-old vintage sign out front, still shining thanks to some new LED lights. Walking in, you’ll notice some other new things, like a polished wooden bar and 10 shiny plasma TVs.
But don’t worry, the BBQ is straight Old Florida—the menu looks a lot like it did when the doors opened in 1948. So come here with a date who’s up for eating with their hands, and grab a picnic table outside and one of the eight beers on tap. Then, roll up your sleeves and make nice with the Brisket Baby Back Combo served with fries and Texas toast.
If you’re feeling especially ambitious, add an Uncle Tom’s BBQ Baker on the side—a baked potato topped with sour cream, cheese, butter and your choice of pulled pork, pulled chicken or rib meat.
Only at Uncle Tom’s does that make sense “on the side.”