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Super Bowl tailgate tip: Broward Bar-B-Q

Rex Ryan, head Coach New York jets, pissed again
Rex Ryan, fined $50K for flipping-off Dolfans

Hear the words Super Bowl and you think of football; think of football and you think of tailgating; think of tailgating, and the first thing that comes to mind is Bar-B-Q; I'm talkin' "Real" Bar-B-Q.

In the Second City of Super Bowl XLIV, Greater Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, there's plenty of real Bar-B-Q to be had. The kind of down-home southern Bar-B-Q that started in, and oftentimes remains in the converted outdoor steel drums. it was in those steel drums that started the smoke Bar-B-Q businesses that thrived into the modern marketplace of today's Broward County. And the key to success in a time of instant viral critique via Twitter and Facebook is to provide a product that no one can complain about.

Whether you've got the Bar-B-Q craving in the middle of the week, or you want to have some real Bar-B-Q on the day of the Big Game, Broward County is well-endowed with plenty of real Bar-B-Q choices. Let's set the scene...

Rex Ryan, too close for comfort
Rex Ryan, Head Coach embrace, too close for comfort

You're Rex Ryan, head coach of the dirty, stinkin' Jets and you're not playing in the Super Bowl because you got your but shellacked by the "dirty stickin' Colts." You've just been fined $50,000 by that pansy commissioner Roger Goodell for flippin' the bird at a couple scumbag Dolphin fans, and you need some emergency Bar-B-Q to help calm you down and control your temper. You dream about a Full Rack of Spare Ribs, a 1/2 slab of Baby Back Ribs, maybe a double-order of Mac-and-cheese, a double-order of slaw, a half-dozen biscuits, an extra-large Diet Coke, and then get out of Dodge back to New York where you're worshipped like a god.

You desperately search the yellow pages directory in your dingy hotel room, wondering how you lost to the Miami Dolphins twice, and remember some hysterical, hollow claim that you'll beat the Dolphins twice next year. Big words for a big man who thought the Wildcat was a gimmick and then used it to get further into the gift of the playoffs. Bar-B-Q! Where's MY BAR-B-Q?!?

Here's the top ten rated Bar-B-Q joints as rated by the just for Rex Ryan.

  • Tom Jenkins Bar-B-Q, Fort Lauderdale
  • Stevie B's Rib Cafe, Weston / Sunrise
  • Georgia Pig BBQ, Fort Lauderdale
  • Shorty's Bar-B-Q, Davie
  • Scruby's Bar-B-Q, Pembroke Pines
  • Hawkins Bar-B-Q, Hollywood
  • Scruby's BBQ & Ribs, Tamarac
  • Chez Porky's, Pompano Beach
  • Myung Ga Tofu & Bar-B-Q, Weston
  • Bru's Room Sports Bar, Coral Springs

But Bar-B-Q is all a matter of opinion and taste, just because Rex Ryan likes it, doesn't mean it doesn't suck. How much smoke, how much sauce, tangy or sweet, hot or mild, spare ribs, baby-back ribs, beef brisket, Bar-B-Q chicken and even catfish., can make all the difference between good Bar-B-Q, and great Bar-B-Q, so don't overlook the following South Florida Bar-B-Q possibilities, some of them long-time Broward landmarks of sweet smoky goodness.

  • Jack's Bar-B-Q Smokehouse, Wilton Manors
  • Sonnys Real Pit Bar-B-Q, Davie
  • Art's BBQ, Coral Springs
  • Bar-B-Que Shack LLC, Miramar
  • Ernie's Bar-B-Q, Fort Lauderdale
  • Creolina's Dixie takeout, Davie

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Photo credits:

Top left: New York Jets coach Rex Ryan reacts to a question from the media after football practice Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets play the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL AFC championship game on Sunday, Jan. 24 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Bottom right: New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, right, hugs Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis after the Jets defeated the Bengals 24-14 in an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

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  • Ganggreen 5 years ago

    Why don't you lay off Coach Ryan? He's sure accomplished more than a hack like what if he's a little chunky? He's just big-boned.

  • Dolf-fanatic 5 years ago

    BIG BONED??????????????Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  • Tight-end 5 years ago

    Rex Ryan IS a dill-weed, but fining him $50K for flipping a bird at some people is TOO much.

  • Coach Ryan 5 years ago

    I'd looooooove to meet me some Tom Jenkins!

    Agreed Ryan is a turd..... a HUGE turd. But, I love how he stokes the fire. Flipping the bird to Dolfans at the B.A.C? That's great! Saying the Jets are going to beat the Dolphins arse twice next year. That's golden (dellusional, but golden)

    Rex is someone every Dolfan loves to hate. He is great for the NFL.

    Can anyone fine Goodell for excessive fining?
    GoodHell is that guy on one major power trip!

    Jets stink... always will.
    Go Dolphins!

    Where is my Tom Jenkins??!!

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