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Best BBQ Ribs in Miami

Big Ship & Janice in front of Big Red

Big Ship & Janice in front of Big Red

This past weekend I had the unexpected pleasure of trying what just may be the best ribs in MiamiBig Ship BBQ stands out with their HUGE BBQ smoker (appropriately called Big Red).  They serve a mean slab of ribs with just the right amount of kick to ’em and a tinge of sweetness.  I had the baked beans and potato salad as my sides and while both were good, the beans win my acclaim.  I lean towards the sweeter things on my plate.

In addition to ribs, Big Ship (that’s the proprietor’s name as well) also serves a chicken dinner.  It looked delicious and I’ll have to give it a go next time around.

Big Ship and his crew can be found at the gas station on Redland Road (SW 187 Ave.) and 264th Street in the Redland from Thursday – Sunday each week.   Another reason to drive a little farther south in the Redland!

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Best Pizza in Miami


My family’s search for really good pizza in Miami has ended. Finally.

They’re a little hard to please in the pizza department. The kids were born in NYC, undisputed king of the pizza, and not without merit (many have ventured guesses that it may, in fact, be the water?).  So they were a little spoiled when it came to pizza.

We’ve been searching for that perfect piece of dough, sauce & cheese combo in Miami for almost eight years.  Today I can confidently state that our search is over. We came close once before, but we were in Ft. Myers Beach on vacation so that didn’t count.

Don’t get me wrong.  We’ve had good pizza in Miami. The kids always sized it up, though, and came to the conclusion “yeah, but it’s not as good as New York pizza.”  Alas, when those words were uttered, the search continued.

Last week, instead of summing up our new find with those words, they “mmmmm, mmmmm’d” their way through the pie, while rolling their eyes in delight.  When finished, they proclaimed, “THAT was good!”  The best they’ve had in Miami. Period.

The winner of their kudos was found in the most unlikely of places.  A gas station. Yes, a gas station. Corrina’s Pizza is located inside the quick-mart at a gas station on Krome Avenue and 272 Street. I don’t even remember which gas station it is. Not important.

Corrina’s doesn’t sell just pizza. They’ve got a full line-up of hot subs (including my all-time favorite eggplant parmigiana), baked pasta dishes & Italian dinners.  But with such good pizza I’ve yet to make it to that part of the menu. =) I love their Special Deluxe pizza (pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, onion, green pepper, olives & garlic).  One slice makes a whole meal.

And their prices are pretty darn reasonable. A large pie is $10.95 (and it is large). A slice is $1.95 (I remember paying 35 cents as a kid in NYC…my age is showing). Hot subs are $5.95 while their restaurant counterparts charge $2 or $3 more for the same thing.  The dinners are $4.95 – $8.95, again much less than their competitors.

So, if you’re lucky enough to live in the Redland / Homestead area, or find yourself taking a drive “out to the country” make sure you stop at Corrina’s for a slice of pizza.  They do have a seating area so you can eat it nice & crispy.  Even if you live “in the city” it beats a flight up to NYC.

  • Corrina’s New York Style Pizza
  • 27200 SW Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33031
  • 305.242.2772
  • *Closed Sundays until football season so plan your visit to the Redland on a Saturday!

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