May 18 2016

A Better Cuban Sandwich: Latin American to Miami Smokers to Little Bread

By Zachary Fagenson for Miami New Times   Faded pictures of Cuban sandwiches with pressed ham and pork ooze a taxicab-yellow mustard flash on signs that line the bustling avenues of Little Havana. Follow them and soon you're parked, waiting for one at a ventanilla where an espresso machine hisses in the background.   Though this sandwich has for decades been a Cuban icon rivaled by only coffee and cigars, the debate still rages over where it originated. Was it in the island's cigar factories? Or maybe Miami, home of El Exilio? What about...

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May 18 2016

Jerky boys: Meet the meatmakers at Miami Smokers

By John Tanasychuk for SouthFlorida.com   It has one table, impossible parking and a menu of fewer than 10 items, some of which are not always available. So why am I writing about Miami Smokers?   Because Miami natives Andres Barrientos and James Bowers are making artisanal smoked meats and sausage like no one else in South Florida. They start with heritage-breed pork, pasture raised without antibiotics or hormones, and create bacon, ham, jerky and fresh breakfast sausage.   They came to the craft almost by accident. Barrientos is a Johnson and Wales University culinary graduate who...

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May 11 2016

Miami Smokers – Little Havana, Florida

In Burger Beast   You know what’s real good? The Duroc Bacon at Miami Smokers Urban Smokehouse in Little Havana.   Miami Smokers is all about doing things right. They use Heritage Breed Pigs from Berkwood Farms, & in the case of this Bacon a Duroc. There are no antibiotics or hormones….well you know…..let them tell you: To create Miami Smokers delicious charcuterie and smoked meats, we source some of the best pork raised in the USA. All of out products are made with Heritage Breed pigs. Raised humanely and feed wholesome diets. Your food...

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May 11 2016

Finally, Miami Smokers Urban Smokehouse & Deli is as of Today Open

by Ana Heretoiu for Miami Eater   Today marks the official (soft) opening of Miami's new smokehouse and deli. Here's everything you need to know. Last year in December, we interviewed self-proclaimed smoke whisperers Andres Barrientos and James Bowers of Miami Smokers, who at the time were trying to raise enough funds to to expand their Little Havana studio into a USDA approved community bacon smokehouse. And finally, they have. Today, the same boys that have been doling out their bacon to Miami restaurants like The Federal and Michael Mina 74, are debuting their very own Miami Smokers...

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