Florence-Firestone Has a New BBQ Star

Randolph's baby backs
Randolph's baby backs Photo: Tony Chen

Blogging buddies Tony Chen and Garret Snyder took a trip to Florence-Firestone this week to suss out Randolph’s Smoke House, a new barbecue joint smoking pork short ribs to a remarkable obsidian shade on the outside and a striking pink within. Chen dubs them “86% as good as Bludso’s,” while Snyder, the so-called “whitest lad in town” declares that the ribs here “might be the most intense in town.” An on-looker tells the guys, “This place is the best thing to happen to the neighborhood in a long time,” and just like that, we’re charting a path back down Central Ave. [SinoSoul; SI]