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Wildwood Barbeque Hadley MA

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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

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The Farm Manchester NH

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Mama's Boy S. Norwalk CT

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Blue Dragon Boston MA

The Fix Worcester MA

Gibbet Hill Grill Groton MA

Chopps Burlington MA

Del Frisco's Grille Burlington MA and Chestnut Hill MA

Hard Times Sundaes Brooklyn NY

Retro Burger Arlington MA

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

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Catalyst Cambridge MA

Happy's Boston MA

Louis Lunch New Haven CT

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Brick Wall Burger

Greenfield MA

JM Curley Boston MA

Shake Shack NYC

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Cambridge MA

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BGR Burger W. Hartford CT

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Portsmouth NH

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Cambridge MA

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Greenwich CT

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Boston MA

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Ritual Worcester MA

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Harry's Bar & Burger Providence RI

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Archive - February 2016

 

 

(02/28/16)

Boston Burgers: Snappy Pattys Reviewed

Still busting out of winter hibernation with another burger review, this time closer to Boston.Here's my take on Snappy Pattys (Medford MA), a small eatery with some of the best small burgers around.

See my burger review for Snappy Pattys

 

 

 

 

 

(02/14/16)

Boston 'Burbs BBQ: First Look at CK Pearl

Yes, it's a barbecue review at last, though more of a "First Look" to be finalized once I get a few more visits in. It's for CK Pearl (Essex MA), a waterfront restaurant that dabbles in barbecue in the heart of clam country.

 

 

See my "First Look" at CK Pearl

 

 

 

 

(02/02/16)

Joints Directory Madness

Here's the latest batch of barbecue Joints directory activity, spanning four states. This time there are four new joints (or new to the site) and two closings.

 

 

NEW JOINTS and/or NEW TO THE DIRECTORY

 

  • Fink's BBQ and Cheesesteak Roadhouse (Suffern NY) is a rebranding of the cult pitmaster's previous operation in the same space, Look for the cheesesteaks, obvi, along with Fink classics like smoked wings, Texas lollipops and crispy pulled pork with tangy apple barbecue sauce. www.finksbbqroadhouse.com

 

  • Harlem Bar-B-Q (NYC) is a January expansion to a second location on Lenox Avenue. It's a joint that Eater's Robert Sietsema (unfavorably) compared to Dallas BBQ. For what it's worth, the website claims the ribs are smoked, and the photo below (from the restaurant's website) looks worlds better than anything I've had at Dallas BBQ. Thanks to Chuck for the lead. www.harlembarbq.com

 

  • Kimchi Smoke (Bergenfield NJ) has soft opened, marking the brick and mortar debut of Robert Austin Cho's popular barbecue venture that's been touring the area at farmer's markets and pop-ups. The mash-up of Korean and barbecue features smoked meatsand kimchi in tacos and on donuts. www.kimchismoke.com

 

  • Traveling Texas Smoke Shop (Laconia NH) is a food truck on the strip of Route 3 between Lake Winnisquam and Lake Winnipesaukee. The menu includes pulled pork and chopped brisket sandwiches, plus leg quarters, ribs and rib ends. Thanks to Bruce for the lead. Facebook

 

 

 

CLOSINGS

 

  • Firebox BBQ (Bedford MA) showed so much promise out of the gate in 2009, then plateaued, coasted and tanked before calling it quits recently.

 

  • East Coast Grill (Cambridge MA) closed toward the end of January, capping a brilliant 30 year run with one final Hell Night. Not only did they deftly balance seafood, barbecue and spicy equatorial fare, but they broke in some amazing chefs over the years: Andy Husbands, Tim Partridge, Jason Santos, Mark Romano, Paul O' Connell and Tony Maws, to name just a few. And then there are the second- and third-generation barbecue joints either manned by or directly influenced by alums from ECG and Chris Schlesinger's early work at Jake and Earl's (the barbecue joint that became ECG's expansion into the Lava Lounge): Jake's Boss BBQ, Jake's Dixie Roadhouse, Way Back Eddy, Blue Ribbon, Lester's, Rouge, High Street Grill, Scratch Kitchen, Spitfires and probably a few more. My moles tell me that Chris Schlesinger still owns the building, so do not rule out a return. If Fast Eddy Felson can make a comeback, so can Schesinger. The cryptic farewell on the site certainly leaves open the possibility of a comeback in one form or another. www.eastcoastgrill.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(02/01/16)

Boston 'Burbs Burgers: Red Raven Reviewed

OK, time to bust out of winter hibernation. But just like a Red Sox slugger coming off the DL, I need to get my timing back with the PigTrip equivalent of a stint in Pawtucket: a burger review for a place in the Boston 'burbs. This time it's for Red Raven (Acton MA), a gastropub with an Edgar Allan Poe theme. The Quoth Burger has some interesting toppings.

See my burger review for Red Raven

 

I have a backlog of burger and barbecue reviews on deck (in various stages of completion), so I'll post as time allows. One thing's for certain: February will be more prolific than January.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent Eats (click photo to view larger image)

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Brisket at Izzy's Smokehouse, Brooklyn NY.

 

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Sausage, brisket and ribs at Hometown Bar-B-Que, Brooklyn NY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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