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Ten Best Barbecue Spots in South Florida

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2. Hickory Sticks BBQ

New Times named this Best Barbecue in our annual awards last month, and that's because Hickory Sticks serves some of the most authentic Texas-style barbecue around. The spot uses a combination of hickory and oak logs, which complement the signature brisket and pork with just the right amount of smoky flavor. After a lengthy slow-cooking process, the meat is basted with just a touch of Texas-style tomato-based barbecue sauce, adding a delicate juicy flavor. Delicious, nontraditional sauce options include spicy chipotle or fruity raspberry barbecue. Hickory Sticks BBQ is located at 899 E. Cypress Creek Road in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-916-7023, or visit hickorysticksbbq.com.

1. The Georgia Pig

Probably the oldest barbecue place to grace the South Florida landscape, the Georgia Pig has been winning the hearts and minds of porcine enthusiasts since 1953. The traditional Southern-style pork specialties are barbecued on an open, live-oak-fired pit and covered with the spot's signature sauce -- a thin, tangy, and mustardy orange concoction that doesn't have the tomatoey flavor of many barbecue sauces. This is the ruler of South Florida barbecue, so don't be deterred by lines around the building at lunchtime. The Georgia Pig is located at 1285 S. State Road 7 in Davie. Call 954-587-4420, or visit facebook.com/page/Georgia-Pig-BBQ-Restaurant.

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