45 Top Barbecue Spots from Coast to Coast

If you’ve ever been to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, you might have heard of Swine but not had the chance to taste its grub — that’s how quickly it sells out. All the more reason to visit the restaurant’s home base in Coral Gables and get your full share of inventive spins on Southern cuisine. Swine, which bills itself as “the house of worship to the porcine pursuits,” offers dishes that employ just about every part of the pig (including the head, in the Charleston Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka sauce). Pork of every persuasion permeates the menu; even the shrimp and grits arrive in a smoked bacon broth. There are also hearty Southern-style snacks like deviled eggs with redneck caviar, fried green tomatoes with smoked onion ranch dressing, and pimento cheese spread with bacon marmalade. And if you really want to embrace what this place is all about, swing by on Saturdays and Sundays for a “foot-stompin’, soul-healin’” brunch and tell them we sent you.

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Nathalie Raime