BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible.

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2005/05/08 17:16:14 (permalink)

BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible.

Just found a brave soul who has a smoker attached to a trailer in Kingston MA. It's called TRUE BLUE, off of exit 10 on route 3 going to Cape Cod. They have only window service but offer sauces labeled Northern (sweet) and Southern (vinegar) for different tastes. Also an interesting chicken corn chowder with mmmm-mmmm smoked chicken pieces.
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    dreamzpainter
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/09 01:19:58 (permalink)
    BaBaqRr just dont have the right sumtin sumtin..
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/09 08:15:13 (permalink)
    The problem is...will this become permanent?
    Bunch of the mobile trailer BBQ's showing up on Rt. 1 on the southern coast of maine...but they are a one shot deal, closed for the winter, and then don't return.
    www.nebs.org is a pretty good source, but unlike other BBQ societies, they don't list BBQ restaurants on their site.
    My wife's favorite is Down N Dirty in Manchester,NH
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/09 10:52:40 (permalink)
    Thanks for the tip! I can't wait to check it out. I lived in eastern NC for years, where I developed a taste for BBQ. I live on the Cape now, and often find myself travelling along Rt. 3 around lunchtime. I've been wondering about possible roadfood spots within easy access to Rt. 3. Any other ideas?
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/09 11:22:45 (permalink)
    there WAS a good spot , oh 14 years ago or so (may be still there) in Cambridge, MA
    They also made their own super hot sauce.... it was called the ________ grill???? or something like that.... was sortof Cariibean-ish, i think, not ~southern~ but they had great bbq. Anyone know the name?
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/09 11:55:17 (permalink)
    You are thinking of the East Coast Grill-they are still on Cambridge St. in Cambridge.
    Their hot sauce is made with the scotch bonnet pepper.
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/09 12:29:02 (permalink)
    yayaya.. that's it.
    Thanks, DaveM
    That was definitly good BBQ in Massachusetts....
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/09 13:49:03 (permalink)
    Blue Ribbon in Arlington is entirely fine barbecue, and I'm speaking as someone from Texas who doesn't impress easily on this topic. They're just as good as the places I used to go to in Lubbock.

    I'm not as enamored about Redbones in Davis Square as some other folks are, but they're solid. And I'm still waiting for Stephen Rushmore to divulge more about Village Smokehouse in Brookline Village.

    Yeah, there's plenty of good barbecue in MA.
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/10 12:13:01 (permalink)
    The Back Eddy in Westport MA does it very well, but why a well known seafood spot does it at all is a mystery. There is also a place in Milford Ma that I have never eaten at, but they usually have a full parking lot.
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/10 12:57:45 (permalink)
    The only thing I have strong memories of at the Village Smokehouse is the ribs. They are the best Boston has to offer. I ordered the brisket many moons ago and I don't remember it being anything spectacular. The chicken I tasted a few months ago was above average. Avoid the beans - very bland. The sausage is tasty, but be sure to share with several people.

    One more thing, they grill everything in an open area between the bar and dining area so you can smell and see everything they serve. I highly advise spending a minute or two checking out what appeals to you.
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/10 13:15:04 (permalink)
    Uncle Pete's in East Boston is a must! The pulled pork is some of the best I've ever had.

    Pete will come around during dinner to make sure everything is o.k. His wife, who is Thai, makes an asain slaw that is out of this world.

    It's well worth it. If it's your first time there, get a combo platter.
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/10 13:24:50 (permalink)

    I like both Blue Ribbon and Redbones. Both are more in the area of Texas BBQ. I like the ribs better at Blue Ribbon and Brisket more at Redbones. My favorite of the last 10 years or so was Willy's on Rt. 9 in Westborough, unfortunately now closed. Willy's was owned by a Natick HS grad who went to U of Houston to play ball and stayed and played for the old Oilers for some years. A real authentic Roadhouse BBQ; as good as any I went to in and around Austin when I lived there. They used Stubb's as a table sauce. Uncle Pete's is also very good for more NC style BBQ pork ribs and pulled pork.
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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/10 13:40:05 (permalink)
    tmiles, it's because the Back Eddy was started by Chris Schlesinger of Thrill of the Grill fame, who owns a summer home in Westport.

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    RE: BBQ in Massachusetts - is it possible. 2005/05/10 16:12:55 (permalink)
    Uncle Pete's is moving to the Revere/Malden line, Rt. 60, Squire Rd. by July.
    Landlord in East Boston asked for 4 times the previous rent for the former Dairy Queen location on Bennington St.
    Willy's was Fred Willis, who also got involved in a few failed Fuddrucker's chain restaurants.
    This event is being sponsored as the New Hampshire State BBQ championship:
    http://www.rotaryribfest.org/ -very close to the border in Merrimack
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