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While Miami is almost as far south as one can get in the contiguous 48 states, it's really not considered the South (which is home to what's known as "real barbecue"). Nor is our city part of the Midwestern and Western barbecue capitals of St. Louis and Texas.
But don't let this discourage you from seeking a nice juicy rack (and we're not talking about the kind found on the beaches, either).
Miami has its share of people willing to take the time to smoke their meat low and slow. You just have to know where to look. Here's a list of our ten favorite old-fashioned, down-home American barbecue joints. Just remember to wear clothes you don't mind getting smeared.