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Dinosaur Stamford CT

Danielle Niles interview

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Recent BBQ Reviews:

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)

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:

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:

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

 

 

 

 

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Archive - April 2014

 

 

(04/30/14)

Brooklyn BBQ: Hill Country Reviewed

The site's 308th barbecue review is for Hill Country (Brooklyn NY), the new outer borough outpost of the 7 year old Manhattan original. Ideally, both joints should be covered in one review, but ideally, any review update of a joint as important as Hill Country requires more time and more meals. So this is a quick way to put a stake in the ground for Brooklyn while still maintaining the goal of a more meaningful update 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 Hill Country Brooklyn

 

 

 

 

(04/23/14)

Boston Burgers: Kirkland Tap & Trotter Reviewed

Time for another burger review, and for another burger I've been anticipating for a while. It's Kirkland Tap & Trotter (Somerville MA), the second restaurant by chef/owner Tony Maws (Craigie On Main).

See my burger review for Kirkland Tap & Trotter

 

 

 

 

 

(04/16/14)

Massachusetts BBQ: Wildood Reviewed

The site's 309th barbecue review is for Wildwood Barbeque (Hadley MA), a Western Massachusetts joint that recently came upon the growing UMass area barbecue scene. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of Wildwood Barbeque

 

 

 

 

 

(04/04/14)

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, four closings and a temporary "renovations" closing.

 

NEW JOINTS and/or NEW TO THE DIRECTORY

  • South Shore BBQ (Patchogue NY) within the last two weeks took over the former Canz space with the return of pitmaster Will Breakstone (Willie B's) to Long Island barbecue. The menu features chili, smoked wings, rib tips, St Louis cut and babyback ribs, pulled pork, brisket and Texas hot links, sold by the pound and in combos with sides. Thanks to Eric, Bob, Sledneck and Chuck (basically, everyone except Willie) for various pieces of the puzzle. www.southshorebbq.com

  • BBQ New (Manchester NH) is a just-opened joint with a far thinking name and a far flung barbecue menu that features babybacks and chicken. Live entertainment may be more of a draw. Thanks to both Jaclyn and Joe for early info. www.ilovebbqnew.com

  • Chuck Wagon BBQ (Southwick MA) is a Springfield area joint run by a radio personality with a food show. The compact, BBQ-focused menu includes the basic four plus smoked sausage. Thanks to Zeke for the lead. www.chuckwagonsmokehouse.com

  • Lilian's Smokin' Rack Barbecue (Boston MA) is a Somerville-based, barbecue-focused food truck that kicked off this week in Charlestown (Mondays) and Boston (Tuesdays and Thursdays). www.liliansmokinrackbbq.com

  • North Fork Bacon & Smokehouse (Wading River NY) opens today in eastern Long Island, offering meats by the quarter pound including bacon, burnt ends, brisket and pork (chopped, pulled and sliced). Thanks to Eric for the lead. www.northforkbacon.com

  • Mighty Quinn's Barbeque (Clifton NJ) has expanded its emerging NYC empire across the river to New Jersey. www.mightyquinnsbbq.com

 

 

CLOSINGS

  • Wildwood Foods (Brooklyn NY) has closed both its Brooklyn locations. Thanks to Robert for the lead.

  • Fuego Picante Mexican Smokehouse (East Meadow NY) has closed. That's now four different barbecue joints under the same ownership that have opened and closed, so after a pancake house attempt and a knishery, prepare for take 5 in late 2015. Thanks to Chuck for the lead.

  • Johnny's Smokehouse (Pearl River NY) has closed.

  • Heartland Brewery & BBQ (NYC) has closed its Seaport location and has probably been closed for a while now. Thanks to Vincent for the info. www.heartlandbrewery.com

 

 

OTHER CHANGES

  • Seven Sisters Market Bistro (Hadley MA) is, according to its website, "currently closed to renovate the farm, space and will re-open under new management." www.sevensistersmarketbistro.com

 

 

 

 

(04/02/14)

New Hampshire BBQ: AD's Reviewed

The site's 308th barbecue review is for AD's Barbeque (Portsmouth NH), a relocated, reawakened joint that's been on hiatus for a decade. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of AD's Barbeque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent Eats (click photo to view larger image)

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Beef rib at BT's Smokehouse, Sturbridge MA.

 

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Pulled pork and ribs at Dinosaur, Stamford CT.

 

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Pulled pork sandwich at Bubby's High Line, NYC.

 

 

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Brisket and sausage at BrisketTown, Brooklyn NY.

 

 

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Ribs at Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Brooklyn NY.

 

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Brisket, pork spare ribs and sliced beef rib at Hometown BBQ, Brooklyn NY.

 

 

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Ribs, chicken and pulled pork) at G. Lee's Smokin' BBQ, Brooklyn NY.

 

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Moist brisket at Hill Country, Brooklyn NY.

 

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Pulled pork at Phil's Old Fashioned BBQ, Milford NH.

 

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Ribs at Wildwood Barbeque, Hadley MA.

 

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Sausage and brisket at Gabi's Smokeshack (mobile).

 

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Ribs and chicken at BBQ New, Manchester NH.

 

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Ribs and sausage at Phil's Old Fashioned BBQ, Milford NH.

 

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Brisket, pulled pork and ribs at the Blue Ribbon trailer, Needham MA.

 

 

 

 

 

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