Website of south Florida’s 2nd-largest paper praises VooDoo BBQ’s ‘New Orleans barbecue magic’
Man, our first Florida location is getting all kinds of great reviews after only three weeks of operation. The one that really got us psyched came from SouthFlorida.com, the website of the South Florida (formerly Fort Lauderdale) Sun-Sentinel, south Florida’s second-biggest newspaper.
In short, they loved us!
Given all the mediocre barbecue joints that litter South Florida, it’s safe to say VooDoo brings much-needed jazz to the party. You’re going to find some quality meats at the price and delicious, Cajun-inspired rubs.
The small, casual restaurant hams up its New Orleans roots with a soundtrack on the overhead speakers straight out of Mardi Gras, a festive purple and yellow palette and a menu with “bur-gahs,” “voodoo chicken” and “N’awlins shrimp tater” (translation: a burger, a loaded bacon chicken sandwich and a baked potato with shrimp on top). Orders are taken at the front counter. Someone will bring out your food, and occasionally come by to check on your table.
Now, telling folks what sort of barbecue sauce they should eat is akin to talking religion and politics. However, it’s safe to say that the sauces here are polarizing. If you like highly punchy, tangy sauces, you’ll be satisfied with the three offered at VooDoo BBQ: “cane sugar tangy,” “mango crystal spicy” and an also-tangy “mojo sauce” (calm down, Cubanitos, it’s not the garlicky stuff). VooDoo offers none of the earthy, brown sauces you find in other barbecue restaurants, which may alienate some fans of the cuisine. But the rubs are so outstanding, you’ll be tempted, as our group was, to skip the sauce altogether and let the meat stand on its own merits.
That last part is really what got us, because that’s what we’re aiming for at VooDoo BBQ — competition-style barbecue that’s delicious with or without our unique sauces.
Here’s how reviewer Danny Sanchez wrapped up: “All told, we found an excitingly different barbecue experience for South Florida in VooDoo BBQ. The variety of accessible Cajun dishes, delicious meat rubs, upbeat atmosphere and quality meat means we’ll be back for a little more New Orleans barbecue magic soon.” I’d say we’re off to a great start in the Sunshine State.
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