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Uncle Tom's BBQ

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Uncle Tom's BBQ on Eighth Street opened over 60 years ago. Their huge sign was there before I can remember. After a renovation, the joint is ready to open its doors with the same flavor it had back in 1948.

Uncle Tom's BBQ opened back in 1948, ushering in a crowd of hungry Miamians.

Ariel Rodriguez: "People used to flock here. They used to come here daily. He was serving great BBQ with a special secret sauce."

Now, Uncle Tom's has re-opened and boy, are they ready to feed you.

Orlando: "BBQ, real good BBQ. You can have anything from a genuine pit, ribs, chicken, BBQ chicken, pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket."

The way the meat is cooked has mostly stayed the same you know: barbecue-licious.

Ariel: "We felt that bringing back Uncle Tom's to its originality was the way to go. The brisket is the same. It's cooked the same way. The ribs are rubbed the same way. It's smoked. It's a pit, just the way it was done back in 1948."

The pit is as old as the place itself.

Ariel: "The pit is one of the oldest pits in South Florida. It's been the same pit. Its been refurbished cause it caught fire a couple times, but it's there, it's maintained. Actually, the guy who operates the pit is the guy that was originally here 15 years ago, so we brought him back, so we can stay true to Uncle Tom's name."

Staying true means bringing back Uncle Tom's secret sauce, served warm.

Ariel: "It's got a vinegar base. It's got liquid smoke in it. It's got cinnamon, honey, couple of other things in there. If I tell you, you know what happens, right?"

All right, all right. I'll trade you the sauce for this new delicious mac and cheese.

Ariel: "One of the new dishes we've come up with is the stuffed mac and cheese. It's been a huge hit. Uncle Tom didn't come up with it, we did. It's a regular mac and cheese, and we'll stuff it with either pulled chicken, pulled pork, brisket.

It's an old meets new, smoky affair. Kinda like the ones they had in the 40.

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