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Causeway Boston MA

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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

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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

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Dumont NJ

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Summer Shack Dedham MA

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The Farm Manchester NH

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Bellingham MA

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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)

 

 

 

 

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Townsman Boston MA

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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

 

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Backroom Waltham MA

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Frank Pepe's Pizzeria

New Haven CT

Donna's Donuts

Tewksbury MA

 

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Archive - August 2015

 

 

(08/28/15)

Joints Directory Madness

Here's the latest batch of barbecue Joints directory activity, spanning six states. This time there are ten new joints (or new to the site) and one closing.

 

NEW JOINTS and/or NEW TO THE DIRECTORY

  • Percy's BBQ & Darts (NYC) is a multifaceted space featuring darts, sports (numerous TVs) and barbecue prepared by pitmaster John Zervoulakos, formerly of John Brown Smokehouse and Strand Smokehouse. The smoker is an offset model on wheels. The menu features the usual suspects, plus rib tips, wings, sausage, homemade bacon and even an interesting roundup of salads. Thanks to Ethan for the lead. www.percysny.com

  • Izzy's Brooklyn Smokehouse (Brooklyn NY) is a kosher barbecue joint emphasizing beef (ribs, pulled, sausage, brisket) and chicken (pulled, smoked half birds, wings). I like that they take reservations for two seating times (7:15 and 8:30), with walk-in hours just before and after. www.izzyssmokehouse.com

  • Pigs on a Wing (Lindenhurst, NY) is a new joint on Long Island's south shore that features "slow cooked" ribs, rib tips, pulled pork, wings, burgers, fried chicken, wraps, po boys and a few meaty and non-meaty salads. Thanks to Sam for the lead. www.pigsonawing.com

  • CK Pearl (Essex MA) is a year-round mostly-seafood restaurant with a wood smoked barbecue menu that includes ribs, pulled pork, brisket and smoked wings. Thanks to Steve for the lead. www.ckpearl.com

  • John Fazio Farm Market & Barbeque (Modena NY) is a Hudson Valley market serving farm raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and poultry. Offerings include smoked ribs, wings, brisket, pulled pork, duck, pastrami, rabbit and duck tacos, shrimp po' boys, hot dogs, chili and homemade soups. Thanks to Alan for the lead. www.johnfaziofarms.com

  • Newfound Hogwild BBQ (Bristol NH) is a northern New Hampshire eatery near the southern shores of Newfound Lake. "Pork, Beef, Chicken and Ice Cream" are the specialties, according to the roadside sign. Outside are offset smokers; inside is a roomy layout with musical entertainment. Thanks to Jeff for the lead. Facebook

  • Smokin' Blues Grill (Hollis ME) is a new discovery in an area of southern Maine not as far north as Portland but further inland. They do lunch three days a week and dinner five nights, with a seafood and barbecue tandem backing up what appears to be a beer and entertainment focus. Thanks to Joe (aka "Buford") for the lead. Facebook

  • The Cajun Lobster (Kittery Point ME) is a seafood joint with a Creole slant and a barbecue menu. Smoked fare includes the basic four of ribs, pulled pork, brisket and half chicken, each available as individual platters. Thanks to Bill for the lead. www.thecajunlobster.com

  • Stacks Pancakes and Smokehouse BBQ (Hoboken NJ) combines two food groups: pancakes and barbecue, deep in the heart of Sinatra country. The barbecue includes babyback ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken. Thanks to Robert for the lead. www.stacksofhoboken.com

  • Johnny Utah's (Norwalk CT) is an offshoot of the bar/restaurant of the same name in Manhattan, known for its mechanical bull. www.johnnyutahssono.com

 

CLOSINGS

  • G. Lee's (Brooklyn NY) has closed.

 

 

 

 

 

(08/26/15)

Massachusetts BBQ: Brick & Tin Reviewed

The site's 337th barbecue review is for Brick & Tin Barbeque (Bridgewater MA), a converted donut shop serving barbecue takeout orders. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of Brick & Tin Barbeque

 

 

 

 

(08/06/15)

Boston 'Burbs BBQ: First Look at Tony G's

I'll follow up with a full fledged review a visit or two further into their development, but for now here's a first look at Tony G's BBQ (Belmont MA).

See my First Look at Tony G's

 

 

 

 

(08/04/15)

Western Mass BBQ: Smoky Bro's Reviewed

The site's 336th barbecue review is for Smoky Bro's BBQ (Shelburne Falls MA), a roadside stand slinging barbecue on summer weekends. Check out the review via the Reviews page, the link above or the red icons in the Joints directory.

See my review of Smoky Bro's BBQ

 

 

 

 

 

(08/01/15)

PigTrip is Nine Years Old Today

Today PigTrip turns nine. As intended, the content got sparser over the past year, with 20 new barbecue reviews and 10 new burger reviews, down from 28 and 14 the year before. The 10 additional barbecue review updates—much more difficult than a new barbecue review—were a nice increase from the previous year. Oh, and if you follow along on Facebook or Twitter, you saw a donut review last week. So, 41 reviews in 52 weeks? No shame there.

 

 

The tenth and final year of PigTrip starts now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent Eats (click photo to view larger image)

Brisket chili at 2 Jerks BBQ, Raynham MA.

 

Ribs and brisket at Wire Mill BBQ, Redding CT.

 

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Pork belly at HooDoo Brown, Ridgefield CT.

 

Wings at Q Restaurant and Bar, Port Chester NY.

 

Pulled pork sandwich at Blue Smoke, NYC.

 

Ribs at BT's Smokehouse, Sturbridge MA.

 

Ribs, chicken and pork at 2 Jerks BBQ, Raynham MA.

 

Ribs and pork at Brick & Tin Barbeque, Bridgewater MA.

 

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Ribs and brisket at Chili Head, W, Bridgewater MA.

 

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Wings at Rosebud, Somerville MA.

 

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Pulled pork sandwich at Carnivores All American BBQ, Milford MA.

 

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Crazy Roo's Wings at Firefly's, Marlborough MA.

 

 

 

 

 

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