It isn’t everyday that you find good barbeque parked on a side street in an empty part of town. But on this beautiful Sunday, we stumbled upon proprietor and grill master, Mark Gibson’s BBQ-2-Go mobile barbeque establishment in Miami Florida’s well known Wynwood Art District southeast of I-95 and I-195.
We had been driving around Wynwood for a couple hours , taking pictures of the amazingly colorful and artistic graffiti, when we turned down NW 2nd Avenue and saw a black cage of a trailer that was transmitting smoke infused with sweet carnivorous barbeque smells. Having already eaten a few hours earlier, eating again wasn’t terribly high on our to-do list. But, how can you pass up a barbeque stand that you fortuitously stumbled upon in the most unexpected of places?!
So, we pulled over and parked next to The Beetles ‘Abby Road’ mural across the street from Mark’s BBQ-2-Go stand. We walked up and Mark was socializing with a lovely lady he knew sitting out front under the thoughtful canvas overhang. After introducing himself, we got right to the ever important discussion about what smokey meaty morsels he has ready to eat. Mark responded with “I have chicken, pork and ribs shortly.”
Possessing an affinity for pulled pork sandwiches, we elected for pork. Mark removed a large meaty morsel from under the foil and began chopping it up with his cleaver from the Dexter television show. He then proceeded to give us a paper bowl, opened the bun up and dumped his surgically chopped pork on top. We were then faced with the crossroads of selecting which of Mark’s homemade barbeque sauces to complement this pork sandwich. Posing this quandary to Mark, he quickly responded with “Have the Gangsta Gold.” Yes, that is correct, Gangsta Gold. What a fantastic name and tasty mustard based sauce. It had a sweet, tangy and mild mustard taste to it.
Really fantastic. The pork was tender, not too dry. Really well done. Unfortunately we didn’t try any of his other barbeque creations, but the sample that we did have was very well done. So, if you see a smoking mobile barbeque stand around Miami, Florida and you aren’t vegetarian, stop by and try it out.
- Atmosphere = A+ (outside, shady tarp, convenient location)
- Service = A+ (lively personality who has pride in his food)
- Food = A (only tried the pork and sauce, but both were great)