That strange little stretch of West Davie Boulevard, between I-95 and 441, is a catalog of hole-in-the-wall ethnic joints. There's mom-and-pop Chinese takeouts with waiting rooms no bigger than a hall closet, some Salvadoran pupusa action, tongue tacos at the Guatemalan place, conch soup at the Honduran comedor, as well as Mexican and Haitian hideouts. But this morning, at the corner of SW 25th Avenue and Davie Boulevard, the unmistakable smoke and aroma of barbecue streamed across the street.
The self-proclaimed "World Famous" BBQ King, packed into a squat orange pillbox that was formerly a paintball shop, serves up simple barbecue that its proprietors perfected in Alabama and right here in Fort Lauderdale. The location is as urban as possible: buses whoosh by just feet away, and idling delivery trucks belch fumes in the parking lot.
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