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Brockton MA

BBQ Guy Truck Dover NH

Lonestar Empire Brooklyn NY

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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)

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:

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

 

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Donna's Donuts

Tewksbury MA

 

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Phantom BBQ Beach Party '09

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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

 

 

 

 

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Archive - September 2013

 

 

(09/30/13)

New York City BBQ: Mason Jar Reviewed

The site's 296th barbecue review is for Mason Jar (NYC), a watering hole with smoked fare not too far from a few of the city's most respected joints. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of Mason Jar

 

 

 

 

 

(09/25/13)

Maine BBQ: Buck's Naked Portland Reviewed

The site's 295th barbecue review is for Buck's Naked BBQ (Portland ME), a downtown eatery and drinkery with multi-demographic appeal. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of Buck's Naked Portland

 

 

 

 

 

(09/23/13)

Boston Burgers: Shake Shack Reviewed

Time for another burger review, this time for Shake Shack (Chestnut Hill MA). Some passages echo previous Shake Shack reviews for New York and Connecticut, but if you think I think the same of Chestnut Hill, think again.

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See my review for Shake Shack Boston

 

 

 

 

 

(09/16/13)

New Hampshire BBQ: Taste of Texas Reviewed

The site's 294th barbecue review is for Taste of Texas (Bennington NH), an outdoor operation that vends out of a food truck parked in a huge open shed. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of Taste of Texas

 

 

 

 

 

(09/12/13)

Joints Directory Madness

Here's the latest batch of barbecue Joints directory activity, spanning

four states. This time there are five new joints, one expansion and two closings.

 

NEW JOINTS and/or NEW TO THE DIRECTORY

  • Beast of Bourbon (Brooklyn, NY) is a new Bed-Stuy joint with a full barbecue menu to match a full bourbon program. Manning the pits is Frank Davis, formerly of the highly regarded upstate joint The Cha Cha Hut. The huge space opens tonight, featuring creative sandwiches and meats by the pound that include the usual suspects plus turkey, pig wings (pork rib burnt ends), chicken wings and Bourbon bacon. Thanks to Frank for keeping me in the loop. Facebook

  • Hometown BBQ (Brooklyn NY) is a Red Hook joint also opening tonight. Pitmaster Billy Durney will be serving meats (mostly by the pound) that include the usual suspects plus beef ribs, sausage, smoked lamb belly banh mi and chopped half hog (shoulder, belly, rib meat and pork rinds). Thanks to Chuck for some early intel. Facebook

  • Salvage BBQ (Portland ME) is right around the corner from Hadlock Field, making it an ideal pre- or postgame snack for Sea Dogs fans. The dinner-only menu features the basic four (ribs, pulled pork, brisket, chicken) plus beef ribs and sausage, available by the pound, on trays with sides and in sandwiches. Facebook

  • Bronx BBQ (Valley Stream NY) is a Long Island BBQ joint with karaoke and a private lot. The 'cue? Not so promising, based on Yelp reviews. www.bronxbbq.net

  • Marathon Burgers & Barbeque (Hopkinton MA) cooks all its meats in an outdoor smoker on a trailer. Those meats include the usual suspects plus  smoked wings, smoked meatloaf, smoked chicken egg rolls, pulled pork quesadillas and nachos, fried mac and cheese, steaks and seafood. Thanks to Ling for the lead. www.themarathonrestaurant.com

  • Wilson's BBQ (Fairfield CT) now has an outpost at the I-95N service plaza in Darien. www.wilsons-bbq.com

CLOSINGS

  • Buck's BBQ (Auburn MA) is no longer open for business, having instead decided to go the catering route.

  • Alchemy, Texas BBQ (Queens NY) closed abruptly last weekend, announcing after the fact that they "had a pop up lease and were just kind of having fun. Lease is up."

 

 

 

 

(09/08/13)

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Wings

With the start of the 2013 NFL season comes my bi-annual list of my favorite smoked wings at a baker's dozen 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.

 

 

See the all-new 2013 smoked wing countdown

 

 

 

 

 

(09/04/13)

Connecticut BBQ: Bear's Reviewed

The site's 293rd barbecue review is for Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor CT), a riverside over-the-counter operation that shares space with a coffee house. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of Bear's Smokehouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent Eats (click photo to view larger image)

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Ribs at Dinosaur, Stamford CT.

 

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Wings at Q, Port Chester NY.

 

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Pulled pork sandwich at MoGridder's BBQ, da Bronx.

 

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Brisket and babybacks at Hometown BBQ, Brooklyn NY.

 

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Babybacks at Mason Jar, NYC.

 

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Brisket, sausage, beef and pork ribs at Hill Country, NYC.

 

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Brisket, pulled pork and ribs at Elsmere BBQ, Portland ME.

 

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Brisket and pulled pork at Salvage BBQ, Portland ME.

 

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Beef ribs, pork ribs and wings on the Smoked Sampler at Buck's Naked, Portland ME.

 

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Ribs and chicken from Thursday BBQ night at at Buckley's Great Steaks, Merrimack NH.

 

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Rib at SoulFire, Allston MA.

 

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Ribs at Mrs. Jones, Dorchester MA.

 

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Pulled pork sandwich at Little Red Smokehouse, Carver MA.

 

 

 

 

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