Brother Jimmy's, Popular New York Barbecue Joint, Headed for Mary Brickell Village in Mid-June

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A Southern fried New York favorite is about to become the newest member of Mary Brickell's culinary scene. Say "Welcome y'all" to Brother Jimmy's, a wildly popular barbecue joint and bar with locations across the Big Apple and the Caribbean.

It's been a NYC mainstay since 1989, with six locations across the city. Epitomized by the slogan, "Put Some South in Yo' Mouth", it serves up classic barbecue, potent cocktails and an often-rowdy all-American experience.

We spoke with founder James Goldman, a mega-fan of the Magic City. One of his favorite things about our city? "Miami women love their meat." Indeed.

Goldman (and partners Ron Berkowitz and Jon Vilma)'s 250-seat Southern style restaurant and bar is set to start smoking up Mary Brickell Village in mid-June: literally smoking. Thanks to Miami's less-stringent-than-New York fire code, the team was able to install old hickory smokers that Goldman promises will produce the best in barbecue -- better than New York, even.

In addition to standard Southern fare like fried green tomatoes, hot wings, blackened catfish, dry rub ribs and barbecue brisket, Goldman says the Brickell location's menu will include Miami additions like grouper, new salads and a pulled pork empanada.

We'd be remiss not to mention some of their custom cocktails - the whiskey-infused Louisville Lemonade (complete with mason jar), the 64 oz. swamp water (served in a fishbowl), or the trash can punch -- 2.5 gallons of "high octane" party madness. And there's an epic bourbon selection to boot.

While some of the New York locations are popular drinking dens for the frat set, Goldman promises Miami's locale will have a different vibe. That is: Southern food and American sports (on 40 TVs, to be exact) -- anytime and all the time.

Goldman promises a Mary Brickell Fourth of July blowout, courtesy of BJ's all-American attitude.

For a taste of what BJ's will offer, they're hosting Friday afternoon pig roasts through the end of May, complete with cold beer. From 4 to 7 p.m, the party keeps going till the pork runs low. This Friday is the last roast until June 15, when they'll kick off again. You can also find BJ's pulled pork sandwiches, pulled chicken and brisket flying off the grill at Marlins Stadium.

-- Hannah Sentenac

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