As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to email@example.com. After the jump, find our other choices.
Lurking behind a rather unassuming storefront on NE First Street in downtown Miami is a little gem of a barbecue place. "Slow down, take your time. You're probably only going back to work," goes the motto here at Sparky's Roadside Barbecue, and upon biting into the pulled pork sandwich it seems as though the cooks did slow down and take their time. The moist morsels are plunked into a grilled roll with a side of coleslaw and puffy waffle fries ($7.95). Squirt bottles of barbecue sauces come alongside, including a smoke-imbued house blend, vinegary Carolina-style, and a hot & sweet habanero-guava. You can also get the pork -- and other types of smoky meats -- on platters ($8.95 to $12.95) that come with choice of two sides (we fervently urge you to consider the collard greens and baked beans).
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