Your guide to BBQ joints in Boston, New York and everywhere in between





Recent Features:

2015 Wings Rankings

Friday's Rib Flights?

Boston BBQ Rankings

NYC BBQ Rankings

Salvage vs Elsmere

Dinosaur Stamford CT

Danielle Niles interview

6 Tips for Shake Shack

First Look: Terlingua

8 Best "Boston" BBQ Joints



Recent BBQ Reviews:

Surfside Smokehouse Plymouth MA

Sweet Cheeks Boston MA (update)

Billy Joe's Ribworks Newburgh NY

Hoodoo Brown Ridgefield CT

Dinosaur BBQ Stamford CT

2 Jerks BBQ Raynham MA

Wire Mill BBQ Redding CT

Brick & Tin Bridgewater MA

Smoky Bro's Shelburne Falls MA

Rock 'n' Roll Rib Joint

Medfield MA

SoulFire Allston MA (update)

Larry J's BBQ Cafe Boston MA

Northern Bell Brooklyn NY

Moe's South Portland ME

Elsmere South Portland ME

New England Country Market Haverhill MA

Bub's BBQ Sunderland MA (update)

Walrus + Carpenter Bridgeport CT

Bear's Smokehouse Hartford CT

Blue Smoke NYC (update)

Arrogant Swine Brooklyn NY

Cask 'n' Flagon Boston MA (update)

Riverside Barbeque Nashua NH (update)

Lady C&J Soul Food Brockton MA

Mexicue (Times Square) NYC

Po's Ribs & BBQ Acton MA (update)

American BBQ Rowley MA (update)

Northern Smoke Carmel NY

Black-eyed Sally's

Hartford CT (update)

Top of the Hill Grill Brattleboro VT

Rosebud Somerville MA

Brutopia Cranston RI

Humo Smokehouse Brooklyn NY

East Coast Grill

Cambridge MA (update)

Causeway Boston MA

Chip Shots Littleton MA

Bluebird BBQ Burlington VT

3 Guys Basement BBQ

Hanover NH (update)

Meadowbrook Orchards Sterling MA

Full Rack Smokehouse Revere MA

Smokin' Al's

Massapequa Park NY (update)

South Shore BBQ Patchogue NY

Mara's Too Wantagh NY

Lilian's Smokin' Rack Boston MA

Bobbique Patchogue NY (update)

Depot Grille & Bar Pepperell MA

Carnivores Milford MA

G. Lee's Brooklyn NY

Hill Country Brooklyn NY

Wildwood Barbeque Hadley MA

AD's Barbeque Portsmouth NH

Morgan's Brooklyn NY

Smokehouse Tavern Lowell MA

Riverside Barbeque Nashua NH

SlowBones Burlington MA

Coast Cafe Cambridge MA (update)

Memphis Joe's Weymouth MA

Salvage BBQ Portland ME

State Park Cambridge MA

Hometown BBQ Brooklyn NY

Marathon Burgers & Barbeque Hopkinton MA

JW's Burger Bar Scituate MA

Mo Gridder's Bronx NY

Mason Jar NYC

Buck's Naked Portland ME

Taste of Texas Bennington NH

Bear's Windsor CT

4 Points BBQ Winterport ME

Mainely Meat on Main

Ellsworth ME

BBQ Red Wappingers Falls NY

Tres Carnes NYC

Kinfolks Award Winning BBQ Brockton MA

Cask 'n' Flagon Boston MA

P&P Soul Food & BBQ

Brockton MA

BBQ Guy Truck Dover NH

Lonestar Empire Brooklyn NY

Fink's Smokehouse

Dumont NJ

Goody Cole's Smokehouse

Brentwood NH (update)

Phil's Old Fashioned BBQ

Milford NH

Wicked Awesome BBQ

East Thetford VT

Route 4 Country Store

White River Junction VT

Mable's Smokehouse

Brooklyn NY(update)

Vermont Maple BBQ Randolph VT

Summer Shack Dedham MA

Sista's BBQ Brunswick ME

BrisketTown Brooklyn NY

Smokestack Urban BBQ

Worcester MA (update)

Fletcher's Brooklyn NY

Blue Ribbon Arlington MA

Slater's Bolton MA

The Farm Manchester NH

Joff's Backyard Grill

Bellingham MA

Lester's Roadside BBQ

Burlington MA (update)

Ducks Eatery NYC

Ladder 133 Providence RI

Mighty Quinn's NYC

Firebox BBQ Bedford MA (update)

Dickey's S. Portland ME

Beale Street Barbeque Bath ME

Bar Q Stamford CT

Sweet Cheeks Boston MA (update)

Knuckleheads Wallingford CT

Mama T's Rutland VT

Binga's Stadium

Portland ME (update)

Wes' Rib House

Providence RI (update)

Smoke and Bones BBQ

Derby CT

Pit Stop BBQ Wakefield

Wakefield MA

Beach Deck BBQ Seabrook NH

Rockhouse BBQ & WIngs

Manchester CT

Kit Kat's Smoked BBQ

Pawcatuck CT

Harley's Smokeshack NYC

3 Guys Basement BBQ Hanover NH

Prohibition Pig Waterbury VT

Cider House BBQ Waterbury VT

HanBones Hamden CT

Redbones Somerville MA (update)

People's Pint Greenfield MA

East Ender Portland ME

Memphis BBQ & Blues Milford NH

Parker's Maple Barn Mason NH

Commonwealth BBQ

Wrentham MA

Virgil's NYC (update)

Yellow Rose BBQ

Willimantic CT

Texas BBQ Company

Northborough MA (update)


Marlborough MA (update)

Nicky's Beer Garden BBQ

Bronx NY

Back Forty West NYC

Abigail's Cambridge MA

Arnie's Place Concord NH

Blue Smoke NYC (update)

Beauford's Hillsborough NH

Fette Sau Brooklyn NY (update)

Saw Mill Dracut MA

LJ's BBQ Pawtucket RI (update)

Scratch Kitchen Salem MA

Butcher Bar Queens NY

Pies 'n' Thighs Brooklyn NY




Burger Reviews:

Wheelhouse Boston MA

Rossetti Restaurant Lynn MA

The Blue Ox Lynn MA

The Bancroft Burlington MA

Mama's Boy S. Norwalk CT

Townsman Boston MA

Blue Dragon Boston MA

The Fix Worcester MA

Gibbet Hill Grill Groton MA

Chopps Burlington MA

Del Frisco's Grille Burlington MA and Chestnut Hill MA

Hard Times Sundaes Brooklyn NY

Retro Burger Arlington MA

Minetta Tavern NYC

Ceres Bistro Worcester MA

Kirkland Tap & Trotter Somerville MA

Alden & Harlow Cambridge MA

Smashburger Natick MA

Beat Hotel Cambridge MA

White Manna Hackensack NJ

Crazy Burger Narragansett RI

Farmstead Providence RI

Burger Boys Lincoln RI

SkyBokx 109 Natick MA

Brew City Worcester MA

Shake Shack Chestnut Hill MA

Trade Boston MA

The Sinclair Cambridge MA

Lincoln Tavern S. Boston MA

The Brindle Room NYC

Coney Island Worcester MA

Craigie On Main Cambridge MA

Elevation Burger S. Portland ME

Bobby's Burger Palace

Burlington MA

Oak Long Bar Boston MA

Met Back Bay Boston MA

Burger Dive Somerville MA

Shake Shack Connecticut

Farmstead Table Newton MA

M3 Somerville MA

RF O'Sullivan & Son Somerville MA

Grass Fed Jamaica Plain MA

Catalyst Cambridge MA

Happy's Boston MA

Louis Lunch New Haven CT

Nosh Portland ME

Brick Wall Burger

Greenfield MA

JM Curley Boston MA

Shake Shack NYC

Grumpy White's Quincy MA

Wahlburgers Hingham MA

Abigail's Cambridge MA

Eastern Standard Boston MA

Firebrand Saints

Cambridge MA

Griddler's Boston MA

BGR Burger W. Hartford CT

The Gallows Boston MA

Max Burger W. Hartford CT

Gilley's PM Lunch

Portsmouth NH

Lexie's Joint Portsmouth NH

The Boynton Worcester MA

Plan B W. Hartford CT

White Hut W. Springfield MA

Russell House Tavern

Cambridge MA

Burgers, Shakes & Fries

Greenwich CT

Five Napkin Burger

Boston MA

The Butcher Shop Boston MA

Ritual Worcester MA

Scholars Boston MA

Corey's Catsup & Mustard Manchester CT

Radius Boston MA

Back Bay Social Club Boston MA

Harry's Bar & Burger Providence RI

Beehive Boston MA

Lord Hobo Cambridge MA

Towne Boston MA


Other Reviews:

Backroom Waltham MA

Union Square Donuts Somerville MA

Floramo's Chelsea MA

New Bridge Cafe Chelsea MA

Katz's Delicatessen NYC

Fogo de Chao Boston MA

Frank Pepe's Pizzeria

New Haven CT

Donna's Donuts

Tewksbury MA


Older Features:

John Brown Smokehouse

Fatty Cue First Visit Recap

Blackstrap BBQ opening

Damon Amendolara interview

Dinosaur Harlem's new digs

BT's Smokehouse opening

2009 Wings Rankings

2009 Chili Rankings

Phantom BBQ Beach Party '09

Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Phantom BBQ Beach Party '08

Nick Solares Interview

Inner Beauty Hot Sauce

Hog Pit vs Hill Country

NY vs Boston

How To Be A Good Waiter

Jake Jacobs at Roadhouse

NY is Boston, Boston is NY

Chris Hart interview

Wildwood review rebuttal

Blue Ribbon commissary

Chris Schlesinger interview





Joints by Region:


Boston metro BBQ

Boston 'burbs BBQ

Massachusetts BBQ


New York City BBQ

Brooklyn BBQ

Long Island BBQ

Hudson Valley BBQ

New Jersey BBQ


Rhode Island BBQ

Connecticut BBQ


Vermont BBQ

New Hampshire BBQ

Maine BBQ




BBQ by City:

(coming soon)


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Arlington MA

Augusta ME

Bay Shore NY

Boston MA

Bridgeport CT

Brockton MA

Brookline MA

Brooklyn NY

Burlington MA

Burlington VT

Cambridge MA

Concord NH

Edison NJ

Elizabeth NJ

Fairfield CT

Framingham MA

Hartford CT

Lowell MA

Manchester NH

Massapequa NY

Merrick NY

Milford CT

Montpelier VT

Nashua NH

New Haven CT

New London CT

Newton MA

Newport RI

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Northampton MA

Norwalk CT

Norwood MA

Nyack NY

Patchogue NY

Peabody MA

Plymouth MA

Portland ME

Portsmouth NH

Poughkeepsie NY

Providence RI

Queens NY

Revere MA

Saratoga Springs NY

Somerville MA

Southington CT

Springfield MA

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Waltham MA

Waterbury CT

White Plains NY

Woburn MA

Worcester MA

Yonkers NY



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BBQ Restaurant Reviews, Listings, Essays, Info, Opinion

One man's quest to eat at 365 barbecue joints in 365 days for his upcoming book that will list the top 100.



Bulletin board reviews from a diverse audience provide exceptionally balanced and reliable info on restaurants of all kinds. A fantastic resource for info on new places.

Greater Boston / Northern New England / Southern New England

NYC Manhattan / NYC Outer Boroughs / New York State / New Jersey


Menu Pages

Very useful search tool and menu listings site for several large American cities, including New York and Boston. A great way to locate (participating) BBQ joints by neighborhood; New York's listings are infinitely more representative than Boston's.

Boston / Boston BBQ / Boston burgers

New York / New York BBQ / New York burgers


Road Food

Nice site featuring mom & pop joints across the country; Connecticut-based writers; barbecue coverage is limited for the Northeast compared to the South; reviews tend to be positive-only but generally reliable. Most of the reviewed joints are in the New York Area: Big W's Bar-B-Q in Wingdale NY, Dinosaur in NYC, Georgia's Eastside BBQ in NYC, Hill Country in NYC, RUB in NYC, Second's BBQ in Amityville NY, Southern Hospitality in NYC. For some reason, the search engine no longer returns several formerly available Northeast BBQ reviews, but here are some links: Bub's (Sunderland MA), Curtis BBQ (Putney VT), Uncle Willie's (Waterbury CT).



Well-written site covering all aspects of enjoying food. Check out this preview of Bailey's Smokehouse in Blauvelt NY.


Grub Street

Originally the restaurant blog of New York Magazine, Grub Street has since taken its entertaining restaurant news and gossip site national.



Clever writing and objective position make it the go-to site for restaurant openings, closings and gossip in New York City and now also in Boston.

Boston / New York



Web version of those popular maroon pocket guides; the opinions are not all that useful, but it's a good source for leads, addresses and phone numbers.


BBQ Pilgrim (dormant)

Multimedia site with profiles and recordings of barbecue personalities. Northeast BBQ joints include Dinosaur in NY and Curtis BBQ in Putney VT.


Phantom Gourmet

Restaurant directory by the Boston-based TV show; scope includes New England; I watch the TV show but the BBQ reviews are generally not very reliable.


Serious Eats / Serious Eats: New York

This site is a must-visit for foodies, with restaurant banter (minus the gossip), food news and trends and ocasional barbecue paydirt.



Guide to BBQ festivals held around the country. Also includes hot sauce festivals, restaurant listings, competition info and links to BBQ blogs.


Kevin's BBQ Joints (dormant)

Great resource for barbecue joints all across the country, with handy Google maps.




BBQ Blogs with Some Restaurant Content


White Trash BBQ, now White Trash Barbecue (dormant)

Brooklyn-based blogger Robert Fernandez riffs on competitions, home cooking and news from the barbecue world, with some restaurant commentary. Check out his reviews of Blue Smoke, Bone Lick Park, Brother Jimmy's (1), Brother Jimmy's (2), Brother Jimmy's (3), Bobbique, Daisy May's (1), Daisy May's (2), Daisy May's (3), Daisy May's (4), Dinosaur (1), Dinosaur (2), Fatty Cue, Fette Sau, Jake's, Joey's, Mo Gridder's, RUB (1) , RUB (2), Ruby's Famous BBQ Joint, Spanky's, Three Brothers Butcher, Virgil's, Waterfront Ale House, Wildwood BBQ.


NYC BBQ Blog (dormant)

Not a critic, just a BBQ lover on a quest. Check out the reviews of Blue Smoke, Brooklyn Ice House, Brother Jimmy's, Dallas BBQ, Dallas Jones BBQ, Dinosaur, Fette Sau, Fort Reno, Hill Country, Jake's BBQ, Little Brother BBQ, Peaches Hot House, Pork Slope, Smoke Joint, Spoonbread Too.



3rd Degree Berns BBQ Sabbatical (dormant)

The "realm of the unkosher" extends from Georgia (author's previous location) to New York (new location), plus the Carolinas to Texas to Kansas City. Check out his reviews of Blue Smoke, Bone Lick Park, Dinosaur, Fette Sau, Hill Country.


Hampton Smoker (dormant)

New York blogger Matt Fisher focuses on cooking, with some restaurant content.


Ted Lorson's BBQ Blog (dormant)

Connecticut writer from the QHaven competition team that was the NEBS 2006 rookie team of the year; focus is on competitions, with some restaurant content. Check out his reviews of Big Bubba's BBQ (1), Big Bubba's BBQ (2), Black-eyed Sally's, Chester's BBQ, The Cookhouse Café, Daisy May's (1) , Daisy May's (2), Danny's Little Taste of Texas, Dinosaur BBQ (Syracuse), Hill Country, Holy Smokes, Red Rose Cafe, Route 7 Grill and SouthernQue.


BBQ Illuminati (dormant)

Sledneck's new blog is a mix of barbecue, barbecue news and all-around enjoyment of good eats. Check out his reviews of Express BBQ, RUB and Ruby's Famous BBQ Joint in New York, plus Lexington #1 in North Carolina.



All-around site with recipes, instruction, bulletin boards.




Restaurant Blogs with Some BBQ Content


Off the Broiler

Inside the mind of eGullet founder Jason Perlow, with daily updates and an abundance of photos and multimedia. Check out his coverage of Bailey's Smokehouse in Blauvelt NY, Bourbon BBQ in Wyckoff NJ, Dinosaur in NYC, Front Street Smokehouse in Elizabeth NJ, Hill Country BBQ in NYC and video of the 2006 Big Apple Barbecue Block Party.


Writing With My Mouth Full (more recipes now)

This New York writer covers high end and ethnic fare, but weighs in on Daisy May's, Dinosaur, Fatty Cue, Hill Country, Oklahoma Smoke, RUB, Town Line BBQ and Wildwood BBQ.


Hub Food Trucks

Info and reviews on Boston's most popular food trucks, all in one place. Barbecue truck reviews include BBQsmith, M&M Ribs, Redbones.


Blog Soop (dormant)

A clever blog compilation resource for New York restaurants: choose the cuisine, location or restaurant and see what various bloggers had to say.


Ozersky TV (dormant)

Although the star of Josh Ozersky's videos is always himself, the co-star is often great coverage of barbecue and barbecue personalities, including Scott Smith of RUB and Adam Perry Lang of Daisy May's.


Beef Aficionado

Yet another New York blogger, with a focus on beef, from high end steakhouses to burger shacks and barbecue joints. He has a love/hate relationship with Hill Country, with posts after the 2007 Big Apple Block Party, after his first visit in July 2007, an August 2007 visit, and a November 2007 visit. Also check out his recent reviews of Fette Sau (Brooklyn), the Smoke Joint (Brooklyn), Southern Hospitality and Wildwood BBQ (NYC).


From Away

Maine's leading food bloggers get a good dose of barbecue in: Buck's Naked, Deux Cochon, Shaw's Ridge Farm, Sista's BBQ, The SoPo

(plus many joints with near-BBQ items on the menu)



A Stamford-focused couple hits it all from bistro to joint, and some of the joints are barbecue: Ash Creek Saloon, Bar Q, BJ Ryan's B AN C House, Bobby Q, Dinosaur BBQ (be sure to check out the many burger posts as well)




Blog and Website Directories



Blog directory with many search categories.


Blog Flux Directory

Blog directory with many search categories.


Blog Top Sites

Blog directory with many search categories.  Food & Drink Blogs - Blog Top Sites




BBQ Bulletin Boards & Forums


Steve Raichlen's Barbecue Bible

Extensive postings of BBQ restaurants, some in the Northeast.


BBQ Brethren / Forum (membership required but free)

Comprehensive BBQ cooking resource, with an occasional restaurant mention, such as: Porky/Les on Bad Bob's in Oceanside NY; MotoEric/Eric on BBQ Inc. in Rockville Centre NY; Sledneck/Steve on Big Daddy's in Massapequa; Porky/Les on Big Ed's Barbeque in Long Beach NY; BigBarry on Bobbique in Patchogue NY; Pigmaker23/Eric on Buck's Naked in Freeport ME (and other Maine BBQ); RockawayBeachBQ on Daisy May's in NYC; Cabrito/Walter on Harbor Q in Port Washington NY; Porky/Les on Hill Country in NYC; Militant Squatter/Vinny on Hog House in Merrick NY; Pigmaker23/Eric (and others) on Mo Gridder's in the Bronx; Sledneck/Steve on Mo Gridder's in the Bronx; MotoEric/Eric and MilitantSquatter/Vinny on RS Jones in Merrick NY; MAsQue/Brian and others on Rib City Alehouse in Port Jefferson NY; MilitantSquatter/Vinny on RUB in NYC;

MilitantSquatter/Vinny on Ruby's Famous BBQ Joint in East Meadow NY; MilitantSquatter/Vinny on Ruby's Famous BBQ Joint (new pitmaster 2009) in East Meadow NY;MotoEric/Eric on Second's BBQ in Amityville NY; MotoEric/Eric and Sledneck/Steve on Second's BBQ in Amityville NY; MotoEric/Eric on Smokehouse Grill in Sayville NY; MotoEric/Eric asking about Smokey Joe's in Stamford CT; MotoEric/Eric on Smokin' Al's in Massapequa Park NY; MotoEric/Eric on Smokin' Sloe's in Northport NY; Sledneck/Steve and others on SoulFire in Boston MA; Sledneck/Steve and others on South of the Border BBQ in East Meadow NY; Militant Squatter/Vinny on Southern Hospitality in NYC; Militant Squatter/Vinny and MotoEric/Eric on Sparky's Texas BBQ in Farmingdale NY; Militant Squatter/Vinny (and others) on Swingbelly's in Long Beach NY; MotoEric/Eric and Sledneck/Steve on Tennessee Jed's BBQ in Wantagh NY; Militant Squatter/Vinny on Willie B's in Bay Shore NY.


Roadfood Forums

These are broken down by topic and include all regions of the US. Here's the BBQ forum.



BBQ Forum

Valuable BBQ cooking resource, including a bulletin board, blog and podcasts featuring interviews with noted BBQ personalities.



BBQ Association Websites


NEBS - New England Barbecue Society

Lots of information on New England and New York barbecue competition events, cooking classes, judging classes and barbecue events open to the public.


KCBS - Kansas City Barbeque Society

Intense site geared to barbecue competitions nationwide, including schedules, rules, etc.




Northeast Competition Teams With Web Sites


2 Fat Polocks

The Anchormen

Bastey Boys

Better BBQ Bureau

Fat Angel BBQ

Howling Hog BBQ

Insane Swine BBQ

IQue / see also IQue Blog / see also Fearless Chef

I Smell Smoke / see also The Barbecue Odyssey

Lakeside Smokers Blog

Lost Nation Smoke Company

Lunchmeat (photo album)

Muzzle Brake Outfitters

Pigmaker Productions

Purple Turtle Catering Company

R2BQ, aka Sledneck

Ribs Within

Q Haven / see also Ted Lorson's BBQ Blog

Smoke In Da Eye / see also Blog In Da Eye

Transformer BBQ

Yankee Barbeque



BBQ Restaurant Info/Reviews Elsewhere in America


Holly Eats

This is an all-around hole-in-the-wall review site with a focus on hot dog joints, New England clam shacks, Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches and North Carolina BBQ.


Off The Broiler's Finger-Lickin' Ginormous Carolina 'Q Post

Jason Perlow's recent barbecue tour through North and South Carolina.


The Texas BBQ Trail

A guide to the legendary "Texas Hill Country" joints in the greater Austin area.


Texas Monthly's Top 50 BBQ Joints

Compiled in May 2013 and listed alphabetically by city, this guide is chock full of info for a Texas BBQ crawl. Also see the June 2008 list.


Full Custom Gospel BBQ (Texas) (dormant)

Over a hundred Texas barbecue joints reviewed, with even more listed that haven't been reviewed yet. This includes many of the legendary Texas joints you've heard about and hidden gems you probably won't read about anywhere else.


Doop and Kyle's Bar-B-Q Review (dormant)

Florida barbecue, reviewed Siskel and Ebert style with two opinions.


Smoked Pig and Sweet Tea (dormant)

Barbecue reviews from the South, mostly covering Florida. The posts aren't recent, but there's some good info there.




BBQ Books, Magazines, Newspapers


National Barbecue News

Mostly geared to competition schedules and news, often with features and listings of BBQ restaurants.


Pigout Publications

The only bookstore that specializes in BBQ books.




BBQ Sauces


Hot Sauce Blog

The go-to site for hot sauces also covers BBQ sauces.


BBQ Sauce Reviews

Very entertaining site, with subjective but scientifically-determined ratings of sauces. Good selection of large and small manufacturers, including restaurants.




Mostly Cooking Blogs


Amazing Ribs

"Meathead" has created an educational site about ribs and barbecue that's as entertaining as it is informative.


Nibble Me This

Prolific posts, fantastic photography.


Homesick Texan

Whether it's the food or the stories, it's always a great read.


My Year on the Grill

One man's attempt to improve his outdoor cooking skills (grilling and smoking) to justify his $12,000 patio.


One Food Guy (dormant)

His restaurant list overlaps perfectly with mine, and his pizzas rock.


Food On the Food

A traditional food blog with amusing anecdotes, assorted recipes and links to other typical, traditional (read:non-BBQ) food blogs that are outside the radar of most of the other links on this page.




Other Food and Drink Blogs You May Like




A Hamburger Today

The lowdown on burgers, with a strong Northeast focus.


Beef Aficionado

Already listed above, this one deserves another mention here because it's very much a burger blog and what I consider the authority on New York City burgers.


Boston Burger Blog

The name pretty much says it all. I've been to many of the places reviewed by this burger loving duo, and I mostly agree with their findings.


Burger of the Month (dormant)

Rankings of New York burgers by a dedicated panel.


Burger Sutra (dormant)

His-and-hers reviews of burgers from Boston to Washington DC.


Small Boston Kitchen

Cooking, high end dining, and burger reviews from a woman's perspective.





Hot 'n' Saucy Wings (dormant)

This site is the Pigtrip of Buffalo wings, possibly the only food more fattening bite-for-bite than pork ribs.


Best Wings: Long Island

Nice new site with concise, edgy reviews and fantastic wing porn. Appropriately, many of the reviews are of barbecue joints: Smokin' Al's Swingbellys Tennessee Jed's


Men of Wings (dormant)

Boston-centric site with reviews that head out to western Mass, New Hampshire and Vermont. A few barbecue joints got a look here as well: Farm Bar Theodore's Whiskey's





Ono Kine Grindz (dormant)

If you're planning a trip to Hawaii and want some ono grindz, or just want to live vicariously, this is da site, bra. The recent posts have become a little less Hawaii-centric and a lot less frequent, but there is a huge repository of info on good Oahu eats.


Tasty Island

Another Hawaii food blog, with frequent updates and a good mix of cooking and restaurant content. For some mouthwatering BBQ grindz, check out this post: Big Island Smoked Pork.





Hub Chow (dormant)

Irreverant Boston restaurant blog that's refreshingly honest, always perceptive and often hilarious.





Bacon Unwrapped

This often-updated blog on barbecue's kissin' cousin is a gateway to all things bacon.


Pho Fever

If you're willing to travel the country in search of Vietnamese noodle soup, this is the site for you.


Hot Sauce Blog

The authority on hot sauces.


The Blog Nut (dormant)

All doughnuts, all the time. 'Nuff said.


Starbucks Gossip

The dirt on that corporate behemoth that some love and some loveto hate.



Sandwich food porn unencumbered by words.



Chefs, Barbecue and Otherwise



Ray Lampe, formerly of New York City's Southern Hospitality, has a revamped site with more photos and more information.






Feed Me

The dish on Long Island's food and restaurant scene from Joan Reminick, Erica Marcus and company at Newsday. Requires subscription to see more than just the previews.


North Food and Dining

North Jersey restaurant news from the Record.


MC Slim JB

Boston's most erudite food critic is a regular (and my favorite) Boston Chowhound contributor who was offered gigs with the Weekly Dig, Stuff @ Night, Boston Phoenix and Boston magazine. I particularly like his rants on the Phantom Gourmet and Todd English.




Food Service


Waiter Rant

This behind-the-scenes account from a waiter's perspective is funny, informative and was one of the most addictive reads on the internet until he wrtote his book. Check out the older stuff first.


The Bitchy Waiter

Another waiter blog that seems angry at first, but there's some thoughtful stuff in there.


Server Not Servant

Boston food service professional Patrick Maguire's rambling on customers, tipping and all things restaurant service-related.





Just Plain Fun


Suicide Food (dormant)

A celebration of logos and other advertising where the pigs and other mascots seem to want to be killed or eaten. No longer acttive but still a fun read.































































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Here's the YouTube video on chicken fried bacon. That's right, chicken fried bacon. The videoclip is a television segment on Frank Sodolak's Original Country Inn in Snook, Texas. About 7 years ago (assuming the clip is current), Sodolak made culinary history by inventing the deep fried treat. You gotta love it. What's better than bacon? Battered, deep-fried bacon.


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