Miami’s Fabulous Bacon Boys, Andres Barrientos and James Bowers of Miami Smokers, are officially opening a smokehouse and deli at 306 NW 27th Avenue in Little Havana on October 13. The duo, which suffered through a not so smokin’ Kickstarter campaign last year, already cure and smoke Heritage Breed pork bellies for Miami restaurants such as Michael Mina 74, Lokal, Azucar Ice Cream, Eating House, Wynwood Brewery, Kush Wynwood and Benchwarmers.
Slated to open “soft” on Monday, October 13 with limited inventory, the 2,500 square foot Miami Smokers Urban Smokehouse houses 12×7-foot smokers, five walk-in coolers for curing, a dedicated aging room and tons of storage. There’s also a fully-functioning 100-year old Berkel meat slicer.
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Packaged goods ($4-$6) of Candied Bacon; Bacon Jerky; and Toasted Krispy Treats will be available as will Smokers’ signature BLT sandwiches ($12) – steak cut bacon, avocado puree, and house grown lettuce and heirloom tomato on sour dough bread; and Chef Allen’s Urban Pickles. Barrientos and Bowers will also be found counter-side slicing bacon for folks to take home and cook.
Eventually filling the deli cases: housemade charcuterie and cured and smoked meats, including fresh sausages (within a couple weeks), salamis (over the next two months), and larger meats such as hams (in the next six months). Fresh cuts of top-quality Heritage pork and selections from the only dry-aged pork program in the city will be available.
Plans for breakfast and lunch service at the sandwich spot are also in the work and will offer delivery to the Little Havana and Brickell areas.
Sandwiches to anticipate, on Zak the Baker bread, ($12) will likely include Pork Churrasco – Chimichurri marinated pork skirt, house lettuce, and heirloom tomato on a baguette; Croque Madame – country ham, havarti and a farm egg on sourdough; the Smokers Cold Cut – assorted cuts, havarti, house lettuce and heirloom tomato, pickled onions, smoked mayo, beer mustard, and balsamic glaze on a baguette; and Havana Club –bacon, lechon, havarti, avocado puree, smoked mayo, and house lettuce and heirloom tomato on sourdough.
Daily Specials ($15) will be served with coconut rice and peas, pink slaw, and a corn bread muffin and include choices such as bbq pulled pork, roasted loin or chop, bbq ribs, scrapple; chili; and smoked lechon.
Weekly Grinders ($8) will be served on potato rolls with toppings such as beer mustard, pickled onions, pepper relish, mango bbq sauce and kraut.
A future Curbside Breakfast will provide early risers with morning treats ($6) such as the Rebel Within – corn bread muffin, bacon , scallion and a farm egg; Biscuit Sammie – choice of meat (bacon, sausage, ham), farm egg, havarti, jailhouse biscuit and local honey; and theBacon & Eggs – steak-cut bacon, two farm eggs your way and sour dough toast.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.