Local BBQ joint Smoke t seems to have closed three days ago, or so I discovered at lunch today.
Apparently, I’m the last to know that the location will become Shake Shack.
Smoke t always seemed busy when I went there, and I would have thought they were coining it. Either I was wrong, or the gurus at Shake Shake made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.
It’s a bit far to go for lunch, but Woods Pit BBQ in Bantam, CT is — as the old Michelin used to say “worth the trip”….
Generally, although food in Miami is very good, BBQ has not been one of the strong suits. The stuff we get in North Carolina is in a whole different league.
And Smoke t was not the best BBQ even in this town, but it was very very close to campus, and a pleasant atmosphere too.
When I was there last, a couple of weeks ago, there was a notice saying that they were going to re-open in a new location somewhere in S.Miami. I’m not sure if this is happening but we can at least hold out some hope.