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Get to know Backyard BBQ and Brew’s Rabbi-Q

By: Adriana Apr 15, 2019

Award-Winning BBQ in Backyard BBQ


Backyard BBQ and Brew, located in the heart of Surfside on Harding Ave, is one of Surfside’s most beloved casual dining spots. Owner Mendel Segal is a BBQ connoisseur known for his world-famous kosher barbecue, competing under the moniker Rabbi-Q. Segal has traveled across the United States participating in (and winning!) some of the most challenging BBQ competitions. 

Segal was “bit by the bug” when he first moved to Kansas, a state known for its barbecue. After working as a Kosher Supervisor in a small Jewish deli, Segal decided to showcase his knowledge of braising, roasting and boiling to the next level by founding the Kansas City Kosher BBQ Festival; a place where all walks of life can join in on the kosher cooking competition. With a fiery spirit and competitive drive, Mendel times out his barbecue to the minute to deliver fresh, straight-out-of-the-cooker meat to the panel of judges. This determination and love of bbq is what inspired Mendel to move down to beautiful Surfside Florida and start Backyard BBQ and Brew. 

The Rabbi-Q Journey


Most recently, RaBBi-Q is making headlines in a new YouTube video by Oriel Danielson and Lior Sperandeo of ‘Kan,’ highlighting the pioneer pit master’s journey to BBQ heaven. In this video you get a closer look at Mendel Segal’s background and how he began his foray into BBQ. 

Backyard BBQ and Brew offers a wide variety menu including; chicken wings, pulled pork, bbq salmon, smoked chicken, lamb and chili con carne just to name a few. Did we mention the shop offers over 50 craft beers? From Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Company, to Miami’s local craft beers, the beverage selection ensures that your dining experience is well rounded. 

Are you curious about how to copy some of Mendel’s tricks of the trade? Walk into his restaurant in Surfside and purchase some of his delicious BBQ sauce or dry rub to help you become a BBQ master!


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