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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

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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)

Firefly's

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:

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Burlington MA

Oak Long Bar Boston MA

Met Back Bay Boston MA

Burger Dive Somerville MA

Shake Shack Connecticut

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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:

Katz's Delicatessen NYC

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

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Archive - March 2013

 

 

 

(03/26/13)

Brooklyn BBQ: Fletcher's Reviewed

The site's 276th review is for Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue (Brooklyn NY), the over-the-counter joint in Gowanus helmed by ex-RUB pitman Matt Fisher. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue

 

 

 

 

 

(03/20/13)

Boston Burgers: Shake Shack Boston Opens

Today at 11:00AM marks the opening of Shake Shack Boston. Well, technically, Chestnut Hill, but who's going to argue against free parking? For the uninitiated, here's my Shake Shack preview listing my 6 tips for optimizing your first Shake Shack visit, based on dozens of Shake Shack visits in New York and Connecticut.

 

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See my 6 tips for optimizing your first Shake Shack visit

 

 

 

 

(03/15/13)

Boston BBQ: Blue Ribbon Arlington Reviewed

The site's 275th review is for Blue Ribbon (Arlington MA). Haven't I already reviewed Blue Ribbon. Yes, but that was ages ago. Blue Ribbon is still very much a goal for an extensive review update, but I thought a good stopgap measure would be to post a "snapshot" review of the Arlington location and save the "big picture" analysis for down the road. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of Blue Ribbon Arlington

 

 

 

 

(03/14/13)

Boston Burgers: Bobby's Burger Palace Reviewed

Burger review time again, this time for Bobby's Burger Palace (Burlington MA), the burger joint chain masterminded by Food Network legend Bobby Flay. Can a chain deliver? Check out the review and find out.

See my review of Bobby's Burger Palace

 

 

 

 

 

(03/07/13)

Massachusetts BBQ: Slater's Reviewed

The site's 274th review is for Slater's (Bolton MA), a barbecue and sandwich and pizza shop whose tagline is "It's All Good." Is it all good? Find out in the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of Slater's

 

 

 

 

 

(03/05/13)

Boston Burgers: Oak Long Bar Reviewed

Burger review time again, this time for Oak Long Bar & Kitchen (Boston MA). Can their ground shortrib and aged ribeye blend take way the bad taste in my mouth left by the service? Check out the review and find out.

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See my review of Oak Long Bar & Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent Eats (click photo to view larger image)

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Wings at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Stamford CT.

 

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Rib sandwich at BrisketTown, Brooklyn NY, on a separate visit about 2.5hrs after the previous one.

 

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

 

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Brisket breakfast taco at BrisketTown, Brooklyn NY.

 

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Ribs at Smokestack Urban Barbecue, Worcester MA.

 

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Brisket and ribs at BrisketTown, Brooklyn NY.

 

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Brisket at Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Brooklyn NY.

 

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Pulled pork sandwich at Smokestack Urban Barbecue, Worcester MA.

 

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Pulled pork sandwich at Blue Ribbon, Arlington MA.

 

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Brisket sandwich at Smokestack Urban Barbecue, Worcester MA.

 

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Ribs and pulled pork at Goody Cole's Smokehouse, Brentwood NH.

 

 

 

 

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