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4 Points BBQ Winterport ME

Mainely Meat on Main

Ellsworth ME

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Kinfolks Award Winning BBQ Brockton MA

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Brentwood NH (update)

Phil's Old Fashioned BBQ

Milford NH

Wicked Awesome BBQ

East Thetford VT

Route 4 Country Store

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Mable's Smokehouse

Brooklyn NY(update)

Vermont Maple BBQ Randolph VT

Summer Shack Dedham MA

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BrisketTown Brooklyn NY

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Fletcher's Brooklyn NY

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Sweet Cheeks Boston MA (update)

Knuckleheads Wallingford CT

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Providence RI (update)

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Derby CT

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Wakefield MA

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Manchester CT

Kit Kat's Smoked BBQ

Pawcatuck CT

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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

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Willimantic CT

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Marlborough MA (update)

Nicky's Beer Garden BBQ

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Fette Sau Brooklyn NY (update)

Saw Mill Dracut MA

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Scratch Kitchen Salem MA

Butcher Bar Queens NY

Pies 'n' Thighs Brooklyn NY

 

 

 

Burger Reviews:

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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

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Burger Dive Somerville MA

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M3 Somerville MA

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Louis Lunch New Haven CT

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Brick Wall Burger

Greenfield MA

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Firebrand Saints

Cambridge MA

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BGR Burger W. Hartford CT

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Portsmouth NH

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White Hut W. Springfield MA

Russell House Tavern

Cambridge MA

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Greenwich CT

Five Napkin Burger

Boston MA

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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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New Haven CT

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Tewksbury MA

 

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(02/12/15)

Massachusetts BBQ: Lady C&J Soul Food Reviewed

The site's 326th review is for Lady C&J Soul Food (Brockton MA), a soul food joint where the ribs are smoked. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of Lady C&J Soul Food

 

 

 

 

 

(02/06/15)

Joints Directory Madness: the "Joint that Used to Be Another Joint" Edition

Here's the latest batch of barbecue Joints directory activity, spanning five states. This time there's one totally new joint, one replacement of another joint with new owners, one replacement of another joint with the same owners, two relocations, one merger, two closings, one temporary closing to retool under new ownership and another temporary closing that's a little mysterious.

 

 

NEW JOINTS and/or NEW TO THE DIRECTORY

  • Sempre Fame (Floral Park NY) is a new western Long Island joint that serves the usual barbecue fare alomg with sandwiches on Texas toast such as the Brisket Bacon Melt with garlic brisket butter. Thanks to Sam for the lead. www.semprefame.com

  • Rivershed (Scituate MA) is the new restaurant, under new ownership, occupying the space vacated by the now-defunct JW's Burger Bar. The smoker has apparently remained and is now relied on for expanded barbecue offerings that include ribs, pulled pork, brisket and smoked chicken, all served "straight from the smoker" starting at 4PM. www.therivershed.com

  • Apps and Ales (Patchogue NY) is the name of the new joint (under the same ownership) that replaced the retooled South Shore BBQ Company. A menu had been hard to come by, but the new website reveals that ribs, rib tips, smoked wings and pulled pork are all still on offer. Thanks to Guy for the lead. www.appsandales.com

 

CLOSINGS

  • It's All Good (Indian Orchard 'hood of Springfield MA) has closed. Thanks to Bill for the info.

  • Chuck Wagon BBQ (Southwick MA) has closed. Thanks again to Bill for the info.

 

OTHER CHANGES

  • Pig Rig BBQ (Wallingford CT), the joint under different ownership that took over Big Country's Hickory Pit BBQ a while back, has traded in the trailer and moved after a brief hiatus to new indoor digs in climate controlled splendor. Thanks to Dan for the heads up. www.pigrigbbq.com

  • Big Fatty's BBQ (White River Junction VT) had moved a while back and I updated the listing, but evidently neglected to post it here. Thanks to Tom for the heads up. www.maplestreetcatering.com/piggery.html

  • The East Ender (Portland ME) has been sold. Closed since the new year, it is hoping to reopen under the new ownership (popular food truck Small Axe) in another month or so. Thanks to the staff at next door neighbors Duckfat for some details and to Marty for some investigative work. www.eastenderportland.com

  • Swingbellys (Long Beach NY) has also undergone an ownership change, effectively merging with fellow Long Beach restaurant Speakesy so that the original owners could head south. The menu has already undergone some changes and a weekend brunch menu is now in play. Thanks to chuck for the reminder. www.swingbellysbbq.com

  • SlowBones Modern BBQ (Burlington MA), the joint founded by a guy who founded Boston Chicken, is "on Winter vacation," as announced on their Facebook page. Interesting (read: ominous) that it came just a day before the Super Bowl and directed inquiries to an email address rather than answering via comments to the post. www.slowbonesbbq.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent Eats (click photo to view larger image)

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Pulled pork sandwich at Riverside Barbeque, Nashua NH.

 

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Ribs, pulled pork and brisket at Lester's, Burlington MA.

 

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Ribs at Bear's Smokehouse, Hartford CT.

 

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'Burnt ends' (rib tips) at Smokin' With Chris, Southington CT.

 

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Ribs, pulled pork and brisket at SoulFire, Allston MA.

 

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Ribs and pulled pork at Blue Ribbon, W. Newton MA.

 

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Pulled pork and pork ribs at Sweet Cheeks, Boston MA.

 

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Pulled pork sandwich at Riverside Barbeque, Nashua NH.

 

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Ribs and scallops at Lobster Q, Hampstead NH.

 

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Caribbean wings at ChiliHead BBQ, W. Bridgewater MA.

 

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Ribs at Lady C&J Soul Food, Brockton MA.

 

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Rib tips special at Firefly's, Marlborough MA.

 

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Ribs at Smokestack Urban Barbecue, Worcester MA.

 

 

 

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