Boston BBQ: Redbones Re-reviewed
The barbecue re-reviews continue with Redbones (Somerville MA), another Boston barbecue legend in its third decade of operation.
See my review update for Redbones
Massachusetts BBQ: Ed's Famous BBQ Reviewed
The site's 345th barbecue review is for Ed's Famous BBQ (Fall River MA), an over-the-counter joint not too far off the highway.Check the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.
See my review of Ed's Famous BBQ
Massachusetts BBQ: Kinfolks award Winning BBQ Reviewed
The site's 344th barbecue review is for Kinfolks Award Winning BBQ (Taunton MA), a food truck in a liquor store parking lot that slings barbecue year-round. Some of you may remember my 2013 review of their now-closed Brockton brick-and-mortar location; this one is a step up, at least for ribs. Check the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.
See my review of Kinfolks Award Winning BBQ
Boston BBQ: Village Smokehouse Re-reviewed
The barbecue re-reviews continue with Village Smokehouse (Brookline MA), a fresh look at a joint that opened in 1987. Not much has changed in the nine years since my last review.
See my review update for Village Smokehouse
Boston 'Burbs Burgers: WuBurger Reviewed
Let's start the week with a burger review and end it with a barbecue review. The burger is WuBurger (Woburn MA), an over-the-counter joint with a retro look (and a burger with a Shake Shack look).
See my burger review for WuBurger
Massachusetts BBQ: Surfside Smokehouse Reviewed
The site's 343rd barbecue review is for Surfside Smokehouse (Plymouth MA), an upstairs joint overlooking a marina on one side and the Mayflower on another. Yeah, that Mayflower. Check the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.
See my review of Surfside Smokehouse
Boston Burgers: Wheelhouse Reviewed
Last week's time consuming Sweet Cheeks review monopolized my barbecue attention, so I've been burgering as a diversion lately. Here's a review for Wheelhouse (Boston MA), a Monday-through-Friday breakfast-and-lunch joint in the Financial District with a focus on burgers.
See my burger review for Wheelhouse
Boston BBQ: Sweet Cheeks Re-reviewed
Here's a fresh look at Sweet Cheeks (Boston MA), a joint famous for its celebrity chef and its biscuits.
See my review update for Sweet Cheeks
Boston 'Burbs Burgers: Rossetti Restaurant's "The Burger" Reviewed
Relax, there's a barbecue review coming tomorrow and many more ahead, but today let's do one more burger theme, this time for Rossetti Restaurant (Lynn MA), a red sauce joint with a more than respectable burger.
See my burger review for Rossetti Restaurant
Joints Directory Madness - Expansion, Resurgence and Waterfront Edition
Here's the latest batch of barbecue Joints directory activity, spanning four states. This time there are five new joints (or new to the site), four closings and one changed URL.
NEW JOINTS and/or NEW TO THE DIRECTORY
Smokehouse 320 (Mamaroneck NY), an expansion of nearby Smokehouse Chili Grill (New Rochelle NY), opened last Wednesday. Speculation has it that one of upstate New York's most noted barbecue socialites has at least token involvement. The compact menu features smoked wings, ribs, pulled pork, pork belly and a stuffed pork chop. Burgers, stone fired pizzas and a few seafood and vegetarian items offer broader appeal. www.smokehousechili.com
Brother Jimmy's (Stamford CT) is yet another expansion of what may now be New York City's largest barbecue chain. It's also their first expansion into New England since the closing of their short-lived Cambridge MA outpost. www.brotherjimmys.com
Joey C's Boathouse (Stratford CT) is an expansion of Joey C's Roadhouse (Milford CT). With a deck overlooking the water, the emphasis is on seafood and Mexican, but there's a pulled pork sandwich, babyback ribs and the same barbecue sauces from its barbecue sibling further north. Early Yelp reviews have been rough. www.joeycsboathouse.com
Bernardo's BBQ (East Providence, RI) is the comeback of Bernie Watson, formerly of LJ's BBQ (Providence, then Pawtucket). His daughter owns the place and the pulled pork, according to a trusted mole, is the same pan-fried style. Thanks to Jeff for the lead. www.bernardosbbq.com
Surfside Smokehouse (Plymouth MA) is a dockside restaurant by Fred Bisaillon and Denise Corson, owners of B-ACK Yard BBQ (Nantucket). Barbecue meats—smoked with whiskey and bourbon barrels from Kentucky—include ribs, brisket, pulled pork, kielbasa, half chickens and chicken "hot legs." The raw bar and seafood options run even deeper. Thanks to Mark for the lead. www.surfsidesmokehouse.com
Smokin' Aces (Douglaston NY) is a Queens BBQ joint that has recently closed. Thanks to Nestor for the info.
Perigee (Lee MA) has closed. Thanks to Bill for the info.
Brick & Tin Barbeque (Bridgewater MA), "due to unforseen circumstances" [is] closed at this time," according to their phone greeting. Thanks again to Mark for the lead.
Boston 'Burbs Burgers: The Blue Ox Reviewed
Let's stick with the burger theme, this time with a burger review for The Blue Ox (Lynn MA), a north of Boston gastropub whose Sin Burger has won the last three Boston Burger Battle competitions.
See my burger review for The Blue Ox
Boston 'Burbs Burgers: The Bancroft Reviewed
Time for another burger review, this time for The Bancroft (Burlington MA), a town whose exploding restaurant scene includes a deep roster of burger destinations.
See my burger review for The Bancroft
Brooklyn BBQ: Four Lunches and Still Hungry
Here's a brief recap of a July crawl through Brooklyn and Queens that I had hoped would yield some reviews: Slide Bar-B-Q (Maspeth), Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Gowanus), Pig Beach (Gowanus) and The Shop (Bushwick). It wasn't, as Robert Barone might say, meant to be. Still, there's enough to talk about to warrant this 4-joint, 5-stop crawl report.
See my crawl recap of Slide / Dinosaur / Pig Beach / The Shop
Hudson Valley BBQ: Billy Joe's Ribworks Reviewed
The site's 342nd barbecue review is for Billy Joe's Ribworks (Newburgh NY), a popular indoor/outdoor joint overlooking the Hudson River. Check the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.
See my review of Billy Joe's Ribworks
Connecticut BBQ: Hoodoo Brown Reviewed
The site's 341st barbecue review is for Hoodoo Brown Barbeque (Ridgefield CT), a 4-month-old joint that's taken western Connecticut by storm. Check the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.
See my review of Hoodoo Brown Barbeque
Stamford BBQ: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Reviewed
The site's 340th barbecue review is for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Stamford CT), a nearly 3-year-old outpost of a New York legend. Check out how it stacks up since my initial preview in the full fledged review, accessible via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.
See my review of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Stamford
Massachusetts BBQ: 2 Jerks Reviewed
The site's 339th barbecue review is for 2 Jerks BBQ (Raynham MA), a 2-month-old joint just south of Brockton. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.
See my review of 2 Jerks BBQ
These Are A Few Of My Favorite Wings
With the start of the 2015 NFL season comes my now annual list of favorite smoked wings at thirteen different barbecue joints in New York and New England. In order to make this list, the wings have to be smoked, they have to be offered regularly and I had to have tried them within the last two years. Five new joints made this year's list, some ranking fairly and very high.
See the all-new 2015 smoked wing countdown
Boston BBQ Diversions: Backroom Reviewed
It's not really a barbecue review, and it's not even remotely a barbecue joint, but the Backroom at Moody's Delicatessen (Waltham MA) is a meat paradise featuring charcuterie, cheeses, flatbreads, tapas style small bites and some smoked items in a wine bar setting.
See my review of Backroom
Connecticut BBQ: Wire Mill Reviewed
The site's 338th barbecue review is for Wire Mill BBQ (Redding CT) (in the village of Georgetown CT), a small joint with outdoor seating and the smokers in full view. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.
See my review of Wire Mill BBQ
Joints Directory Madness
Here's the latest batch of barbecue Joints directory activity, spanning six states. This time there are ten new joints (or new to the site) and one closing.
NEW JOINTS and/or NEW TO THE DIRECTORY
Percy's BBQ & Darts (NYC) is a multifaceted space featuring darts, sports (numerous TVs) and barbecue prepared by pitmaster John Zervoulakos, formerly of John Brown Smokehouse and Strand Smokehouse. The smoker is an offset model on wheels. The menu features the usual suspects, plus rib tips, wings, sausage, homemade bacon and even an interesting roundup of salads. Thanks to Ethan for the lead. www.percysny.com
Izzy's Brooklyn Smokehouse (Brooklyn NY) is a kosher barbecue joint emphasizing beef (ribs, pulled, sausage, brisket) and chicken (pulled, smoked half birds, wings). I like that they take reservations for two seating times (7:15 and 8:30), with walk-in hours just before and after. www.izzyssmokehouse.com
Pigs on a Wing (Lindenhurst, NY) is a new joint on Long Island's south shore that features "slow cooked" ribs, rib tips, pulled pork, wings, burgers, fried chicken, wraps, po boys and a few meaty and non-meaty salads. Thanks to Sam for the lead. www.pigsonawing.com
CK Pearl (Essex MA) is a year-round mostly-seafood restaurant with a wood smoked barbecue menu that includes ribs, pulled pork, brisket and smoked wings. Thanks to Steve for the lead. www.ckpearl.com
John Fazio Farm Market & Barbeque (Modena NY) is a Hudson Valley market serving farm raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and poultry. Offerings include smoked ribs, wings, brisket, pulled pork, duck, pastrami, rabbit and duck tacos, shrimp po' boys, hot dogs, chili and homemade soups. Thanks to Alan for the lead. www.johnfaziofarms.com
Newfound Hogwild BBQ (Bristol NH) is a northern New Hampshire eatery near the southern shores of Newfound Lake. "Pork, Beef, Chicken and Ice Cream" are the specialties, according to the roadside sign. Outside are offset smokers; inside is a roomy layout with musical entertainment. Thanks to Jeff for the lead. Facebook
Smokin' Blues Grill (Hollis ME) is a new discovery in an area of southern Maine not as far north as Portland but further inland. They do lunch three days a week and dinner five nights, with a seafood and barbecue tandem backing up what appears to be a beer and entertainment focus. Thanks to Joe (aka "Buford") for the lead. Facebook
The Cajun Lobster (Kittery Point ME) is a seafood joint with a Creole slant and a barbecue menu. Smoked fare includes the basic four of ribs, pulled pork, brisket and half chicken, each available as individual platters. Thanks to Bill for the lead. www.thecajunlobster.com
Stacks Pancakes and Smokehouse BBQ (Hoboken NJ) combines two food groups: pancakes and barbecue, deep in the heart of Sinatra country. The barbecue includes babyback ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken. Thanks to Robert for the lead. www.stacksofhoboken.com
Johnny Utah's (Norwalk CT) is an offshoot of the bar/restaurant of the same name in Manhattan, known for its mechanical bull. www.johnnyutahssono.com
Massachusetts BBQ: Brick & Tin Reviewed
The site's 337th barbecue review is for Brick & Tin Barbeque (Bridgewater MA), a converted donut shop serving barbecue takeout orders. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.
See my review of Brick & Tin Barbeque
Boston 'Burbs BBQ: First Look at Tony G's
I'll follow up with a full fledged review a visit or two further into their development, but for now here's a first look at Tony G's BBQ (Belmont MA).
See my First Look at Tony G's
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Recent Eats (click photo to view larger image)
Brisket, pork, ribs and chili at Daisy May's, NYC.
Brisket at Mighty Quinn's Barbeque, NYC.
Wings at Hank's Down South, Narragansett RI.
Ribs at Eddie's BBQ, Narragansett RI.
Ribs at Ed's Famous BBQ, Fall River MA.
Brisket and ribs at Redbones, Somerville MA.
Candied bacon at 2 Jerks BBQ, Raynham MA.
Ribs at Kinfolks Award Winning BBQ, Taunton MA.
St Louis ribs at Redbones, Somerville MA.
Brisket sandwich at SoulFire, Allston MA.
Pulled pork at Blue Ribbon, W. Newton MA.
Beef ribs and brisket at Village Smokehouse, Brookline MA.
St Louis and babyback ribs at Redbones, Somerville MA.
Ribs, brisket and pork at Blue Ribbon, W. Newton MA.
Ribs, brisket and pulled pork at Surfside Smokehouse, Plymouth MA.
BLT at 2 Jerks BBQ, Raynham MA.
Ribs at BT's Smokehouse, Sturbridge MA.
Babybacks, brisket and pork at SoulFire (Boston MA).
Korean pork sliders at Rosebud, Somerville MA.
Brisket at Hometown Bar-B-Que, Brooklyn NY.
Ribs at BrisketTown, Brooklyn NY.
Ribs at Fette Sau, Brooklyn NY.
Beef rib at Sweet Cheeks, Boston MA.
Ribs, pulled pork and brisket at Billy Joe's Ribworks, Newburgh NY.
Ribs at Hoodoo Brown Barbeque, Ridgefield CT.
Smoked chicken, ribs and brisket at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Stamford CT.
Burnt ends special at Phil's Old Fashioned BBQ, Milford NH.
Pork belly at Sweet Cheeks, Boston MA.
Ribs at Blackstrap BBQ, Winthrop MA.
Pulled pork sandwich at Smokestack Urban Barbecue, Worcester MA.
Firefly's Wings at Firefly's, Marlborough MA.
Ribs and burnt ends at Bluebird BBQ, Burlington VT.
Burnt ends at 2 Jerks BBQ, Raynham MA.
Chicken, pulled pork and brisket at Smokestack Urban Barbecue, Worcester MA.
Brisket sandwich at Brutopia, Cranston RI.
Brisket chili at 2 Jerks BBQ, Raynham MA.
Ribs and brisket at Wire Mill BBQ, Redding CT.
Pork belly at HooDoo Brown, Ridgefield CT.
Wings at Q Restaurant and Bar, Port Chester NY.
Pulled pork sandwich at Blue Smoke, NYC.
Ribs at BT's Smokehouse, Sturbridge MA.
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