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Archive - February 2012

 

 

 

(02/28/12)

New Hampshire BBQ: Beauford's Southern Barbeque Reviewed

The site's 243rd barbecue review is for Beauford's Southern Barbeque (Hillsborough NH), an out-of-the-way joint in southwestern NH. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or link to reviews using the red icons in the Joints directory.

 

 

See my review of Beauford's Southern Barbeque

 

 

 

 

(02/24/12)

Brooklyn BBQ: Updated Review for Fette Sau

Here's an updated review for Fette Sau (Brooklyn NY), one of my favorite joints in the Northeast. Check out the review update (with 50 photos) via the Reviews page, the link above or link to reviews using the red icons in the Joints directory.

 

 

See my review update for Fette Sau

 

 

 

 

(02/23/12)

Joints Directory Madness

Here's the latest batch of barbecue Joints directory activity, spanning just three states. This time the list is a short one, but it's been a month already, so away we go. There are two new joints, no closings, one temporary closing and one move.

 

NEW JOINTS and/or NEW TO THE DIRECTORY

  • Smoked (Kent CT) is a new addition in the far western reaches of Connecticut that brings a little nuance to the equation with baby octopus, a trout sandwich and a burger with fried green tomato. There's a pulled pork sandwich too, but this is definitely one that's not a textbook barbecue joint. www.smokedrestaurant.com

  • Fort Reno (Brooklyn NY) is a Park Slope newcomer with a stripped-down sample menu featuring only three meats (ribs, whole hog pulled pork, brisket) and six sides, with the actual items changing daily. www.fort-reno.us

 

CLOSINGS

  • NA

 

OTHER CHANGES

  • Joey C's BBQ Roadhouse (Milford CT) moved from their residential neighborhood, mostly-takeout digs to a full fledged roadhouse with a bar and musical entertainment. www.joeycbbq.com

  • Chili Head BBQ (West Bridgewater MA) is temporarily closed to repair flood damage. Thanks to Larry for the lead. www.chiliheadbbq.com

 

 

 

 

(02/21/12)

Boston Burgers: Eastern Standard Reviewed

Well before I started moonlighting with burger reviews, my gushing about the burger at Eastern Standard (Boston MA) rivaled the gushing of that silky burger's juices. After a few more tries, I have the proper perspective for an official review.

 

 

See my burger review for Eastern Standard

 

 

 

 

(02/13/12)

Massachusetts BBQ: Saw Mill Reviewed

The site's 242nd barbecue review is for Saw Mill Pizzeria and Smokehouse (Dracut MA), a pizza-barbecue hybrid in the woods north of Lowell. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or link to reviews using the red icons in the Joints directory.

 

 

See my review of Saw Mill

 

 

 

 

(02/08/12)

Boston Burgers: Firebrand Saints Reviewed

There's no hotter turf for restaurants right now in greater Boston than the space just east of Kendall Square, and Firebrand Saints (Cambridge MA) is leading the charge. It's a gastropub talked about more for its tech/art decor than its grub, but they have an interesting troika of burgers well worth trying. I tried all three and filed a comprehensive review.

 

 

See my burger review for Firebrand Saints

 

 

 

 

(02/07/12)

Danielle Niles: the PigTrip Interview permalink

courtesy Danielle Niles

I like to tell people that along with my young bride, I also wake up with Danielle Niles. Sort of. Five mornings a week, that's a fact: the attractive and affable New England Cable News weekday meteorologist is our trusted source for accurate, no-nonsense weather reports. Several hundred weathercasts into the journey, I asked myself, "I wonder if Danielle likes barbecue." And then I figured I might as well ask her myself. So without further ado, the PigTrip interview with meteorologist Danielle Niles.

 

 

 

 

(02/03/12)

Rhode Island BBQ: LJ's BBQ Reviewed

Here's an updated review for LJ's BBQ (Pawtucket RI). It's been more than five years since my review of LJ's surfaced (on the very first day of PigTrip, no less), so when I had an opportunity to revisit last week, I took full advantage. Check out the review update via the Reviews page, the link above or link to reviews using the red icons in the Joints directory.

 

 

See my review update for LJ's BBQ

 

 

 

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Recent Eats (click photo to view larger image)

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Ribs at Beauford's Southern Barbeque, Hillsborough NH.

 

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Sausage, ribs and pulled pork at Arnie's Place, Concord NH.

 

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Burnt ends at Firefly's, Marlborough MA.

 

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Ribs at HanBone's BBQ, Hamden CT.

 

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Pulled pork half sandwich at Blue Smoke, NYC.

 

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Ribs, pork and brisket at Mable's Smokehouse, Brooklyn NY.

 

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Rib, sausage and pork belly at Fette Sau, Brooklyn NY.

 

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Pulled pork sandwich at Slater's, Bolton MA.

 

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Brisket and eggs from the Sunday BBQ Brunch at Abigail's, Cambridge MA..

 

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Ribs at Saw Mill Pizzeria and Smokehouse, Dracut MA..

 

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Ribs, brisket and pulled pork at Firefly's, Marlborough MA.

 

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Apricot-habanero sausage at BT's Smokehouse, Sturbridge MA.

 

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Brisket at Yellow Rose BBQ, Willimantic CT.

 

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Burnt ends at Big Country's Hickory Pit BBQ, Wallingford CT.

 

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Ribs at HanBone's BBQ, Hamden CT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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