I do not understand the smack this man is talking. Has he tried his own food? Surely he knows it's not the best.
I had high hopes, but this place just isn't very good. The ribs were very bland, and they were a little tough. The mac and cheese lacked salt. The greens had no flavor and no meat. The cornbread tasted like lemon cake, and it was cold. The barbecue sauces were like sugar syrup with a little fruit and/or tomato flavoring. Embarrassingly bad. There was no salt or pepper on the table. The service was slow.
Why would you say silly things like, "it was still better than anything else you had in Miami"? That's just crazy. It's not even close. Shorty's is bad, and it's better than this. And the prices at Pride and Joy are about double what they should be.
This is not the first time a TV chef has let me down. Mario Batali's restaurants are not good, either. The Sonny's BBQ in Homestead is way better than Pride and Joy, and it's much cheaper.
Some people say it has good days and bad days. There's a word for a restaurant like that: BAD. If a restaurant is ever bad, then it's bad. The good days don't matter.
Don't believe everything you see on TV. I will never waste my time or money at this place again.