Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque

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Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 06/15/13 6:36 PM
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This is a great Roadfood destination.  The owner is a genial and most interesting host.  He takes great pride in his restaurant and in his food.
 
He is very kind to his employees and it shows up in the service.  He has an awesome menu.  I have eaten there many times;  with  family  and with friends.  No one has had anything negative to say.
 
If I was able to go there tonight, I would order the cream of crab soup,  the brisket  or the smoked corned beef  with sides of his outstanding fried potatos and  great greens.  
 
Darnn,  I am cooking tonight. We are having Copper River Salmon   and  that helps make up for not going to Chubby's.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 06/15/13 8:36 PM
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I'm bringing my own spoon for some of that cream of crab soup.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 06/15/13 8:54 PM
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Michael Hoffman


I'm bringing my own spoon for some of that cream of crab soup.


You better bring a loan application, too Mikey. Have you seen the prices? Of course, maybe Fatty and your wife can work out an "agreement".


"Good food ain't cheap"

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 06/15/13 9:03 PM
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I see the idiot's back with another new name.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 06/15/13 9:05 PM
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For some reason, this thread is a lightning rod and tends to draw some strange post.  If it continues, I will lock.  Sorry.
 
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 06/15/13 9:15 PM
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Sundancer7


For some reason, this thread is a lightning rod and tends to draw some strange post.  If it continues, I will lock.  Sorry.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


With all respect to you,  why do threads have to be locked because a dumbo comes on with these rude statements.  The imposter should be locked out and not the thread!

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 06/15/13 10:04 PM
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Greymo is correct , how come the trouble makers get away scott free and the genuine posters are are the ones who suffer. Its just not fair , 2 threads were locked today by the time I came home from work today. Its just not fair, they seem to target certain long time posters.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Tue, 09/3/13 9:52 AM
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My wife and I stopped at Chubby's for lunch on Saturday. The meal was great. My wife had the Brisket sandwich and I tried the Smoked Corned Beef sandwich. The meat on both sandwiches was moist and full of flavor. A very generous amount too. The homemade sides were also very good. After reading all of the rave reviews about the beans we got a order to share. I wasn't disappointed.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Tue, 09/3/13 10:20 AM
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Greymo


Sundancer7


For some reason, this thread is a lightning rod and tends to draw some strange post.  If it continues, I will lock.  Sorry.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


With all respect to you,  why do threads have to be locked because a dumbo comes on with these rude statements.  The imposter should be locked out and not the thread!


Sounds very reasonable to me. 
In fact, it appears that such has been done.
Thanks!
 
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Chubby's is definitely on my list the next time we visit our place in NoVa.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Tue, 09/3/13 11:40 AM
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Greymo..................intriguing post.
 
We ate at Chubby's  once.  To compare what I was served to good, smokey BBQ would be like comparing Panda Express to good Chinese food.  I did not even bother posting about it, out of kindness.  The food was mediocre (to my taste), lacking the smokiness I demand.  It was also quite expensive.  Certainly not as good as several others nearby.
 
Chalk it up to disparate palates, but I would never recommend this BBQ to anyone.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Tue, 09/3/13 11:42 AM
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Food threads need photos...
 


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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Tue, 09/3/13 1:35 PM
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Greymo..................intriguing post.

We ate at Chubby's  once.  To compare what I was served to good, smokey BBQ would be like comparing Panda Express to good Chinese food.  I did not even bother posting about it, out of kindness.  The food was mediocre (to my taste), lacking the smokiness I demand.  It was also quite expensive.  Certainly not as good as several others nearby.

Chalk it up to disparate palates, but I would never recommend this BBQ to anyone.


My post was intriguing?  Hardly!  It is just my opinion of a place that I really enjoy.  ( You do seem to disagree with me on most topics anyway.)  That is too bad, as you live so close to me that we could have our own private Roadfood get together, any time.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Tue, 09/3/13 2:31 PM
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Sounds like a great place

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Tue, 09/3/13 3:41 PM
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Greymo


You do seem to disagree with me on most topics anyway.

 
Well, I'm not sure about that, but we certainly do seem to disagree on what makes for good BBQ.  Have you tried any of the Korean BBQ places on US 40 in EC?  My son and I go to them quite often when he is home from university.  Grilling ribs, beef and pork belly at your table while Korean Pop Music plays in the background is quite an experience.  You should try it!

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Tue, 09/3/13 4:10 PM
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Rt 40 in Ellicott City area is a mecca for good Korean food.  We go to Honey Pig and Shin Chon quite often and love the food.  We do not like to have to go through the wall of smoke that surrounds Honey Pig coming from all the young smokers who are standing around just outside  the door. 

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Tue, 09/3/13 4:30 PM
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See, something we agree on!  Shin Chon is certainly the cream of the crop and Honey Pig is fun (although very loud and hectic).  We also like Lighthouse Tofu & BBQ for their tofu stews and Kimko Seafood for their AYCE sushi and Korean buffet.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Tue, 09/3/13 7:54 PM
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Greymo-I am certain we have similar tastes in food. I know Lisa and Michael thought Chubbys food was fantastic-and hopefully we can break bread there some day. I certainly, if able, would support any of our roadfood  friends restaurants. If they weren't good, in my opinion, I wouldn't comment. We all do have our tastes, but I would never say anything negative-especially on a public forum such as this.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Wed, 09/4/13 7:43 PM
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Treetop Tom


Greymo


You do seem to disagree with me on most topics anyway.


Well, I'm not sure about that, but we certainly do seem to disagree on what makes for good BBQ.  Have you tried any of the Korean BBQ places on US 40 in EC?  My son and I go to them quite often when he is home from university.  Grilling ribs, beef and pork belly at your table while Korean Pop Music plays in the background is quite an experience.  You should try it!

 
In WHAT WORLD is grilling good BBQ??
 
Are you sure you were at Chubby's and not Tubby's??

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Wed, 09/4/13 8:08 PM
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CajunKing


Treetop Tom


Greymo


You do seem to disagree with me on most topics anyway.


Well, I'm not sure about that, but we certainly do seem to disagree on what makes for good BBQ.  Have you tried any of the Korean BBQ places on US 40 in EC?  My son and I go to them quite often when he is home from university.  Grilling ribs, beef and pork belly at your table while Korean Pop Music plays in the background is quite an experience.  You should try it!


In WHAT WORLD is grilling good BBQ??

Are you sure you were at Chubby's and not Tubby's??

Korean barbeque isn't barbeque. It's just grilled meat. It's very good, but barbeque it is not.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Wed, 09/4/13 8:49 PM
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I'll bet that the Koreans who have been eating Korean Barbeque for many decades would disagree with you on that point, Mr. Hoffman. Ditto for those eating Santa Maria style Barbeque aka tri-tip grilled over hot coals. Barbeque has many meanings and variations, each with its own history, proponents and as valid as any other style.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Wed, 09/4/13 10:59 PM
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In WHAT WORLD is grilling good BBQ??

Are you sure you were at Chubby's and not Tubby's??

In the KOREAN WORLD.  Believe it or not, other cultures have their regional approaches to BBQ.  Hence, the use of the adjective "Korean" describing the noun "BBQ."  Meat grilled at the table over a coal brazier is how they prefer to do it.  However, I don't get hung up over semantics when delicious food is involved.  Look at it this way - my granny fried chicken in a mixture of lard, butter and bacon grease in a roasting pan in a hot oven, my mother and I use(d) Crisco in an iron skillet over a gas range, my favorite bar & grill fries wings in Frymax in a deep-fryer and I've been known to get take-out chicken from Royal Farm that is quick-fried in a pressure fryer.  Each uses a different technique, frying medium, temperature and length of frying.  Which of them results in "fried chicken"?
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 6:36 AM
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Actually Mr. Hoffman is correct.  Unless the Korean slow smokes their various meats over indirect heat, it is grilled.  Grilled meat is not the same as barbecue according to the definition.  Both taste very good but it is not the same.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbecue
 
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 9:16 AM
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More cowbell! Er, I mean more photos. Say what you want about Chubby's BBQ but I've been around a long time and I have never tasted better corned beef than from Chubby's. This is Chubby's takeout at home. Everything from Chubby's but the green beans.
 


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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 9:34 AM
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Actually Mr. Hoffman is correct.  Unless the Korean slow smokes their various meats over indirect heat, it is grilled.  Grilled meat is not the same as barbecue according to the definition.  Both taste very good but it is not the same.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbecue

Paul E. Smith
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I'll personally go out and tell the half-dozen or so Korean BBQ restaurants within a mile of me that they must immediately change their signs to read "Korean Grilled Meats" because they are engaged in false advertising.  I'll also tell the seafood restaurants they cannot call their fried crab patties "cakes" since they are not "an item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated."  Because, that is the definition of what a cake is, after all.  The "chicken fingers" on the kids menu at the diner will have to be renamed, of course, since they are not "each of the four slender jointed parts attached to either hand (or five, if the thumb is included)."  And it goes without saying that, in a nod to my Acadian brethren, I will personally not rest until the abomination that is "French Toast" is removed from every menu and replaced with my beloved pain perdu.  Look, I simply asked Greymo about some restaurants we both happen to enjoy.  I didn't raise them up as the penultimate BBQ.  That's what they call it, so that's how I referred to it.



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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 9:47 AM
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Can't we all just get along...and enjoy the food??

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 9:54 AM
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Greymo


Rt 40 in Ellicott City area is a mecca for good Korean food. 

 
And other "Korean specialties" as well. 
 
Tasteless joke aside, anything that does not involve smoke is not barbecue (a.k.a. 'Cue).
 
As I understand it, the first European explorers of what is now the Carolina coastal/pines area were taught by the natives the technique of how to smoke feral hog in a pit.  That, to this day, is called 'Cue.  And, to this day, its true masters practice their art in Eastern Carolina.
  
The other commonly used word, barbeque (a.k.a. 'Que or BBQ), can mean - depending on region/ethnicity - either smoked or grilled; prime example:  "Put another shrimp on the barbie". 
 
(Hell, in Pittsburgh it means a tomato-based sauce on chipped, chopped ham!)
 
I, too, find Korean BBQ to be a delight.  But, ("just sayin' ") it's not barbecue. 
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 10:53 AM
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I wasn't trying to start an argument, although I do enjoy aggravating some folks. I like Korean barbeque. It's just not barbeque. I like Cincinnati chili, too. But it isn't chili. Heck, I even like Taco Bell, even though it's not Mexican.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 11:07 AM
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Not a fan of Korean barbeque, can't stand Cincinnati chili and detest Taco Bell.
 
Give me Chubby's any day!!!

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 11:49 AM
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Michael Hoffman

I do enjoy aggravating some folks
wonder who
 
Michael Hoffman
I like Cincinnati chili, too. But it isn't chili


 
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 11:55 AM
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Phishmonger


Can't we all just get along...and enjoy the food??

 
You must be new here.  j/k


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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 11:57 AM
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TJ Jackson


Michael Hoffman

I do enjoy aggravating some folks
wonder who

Michael Hoffman
I like Cincinnati chili, too. But it isn't chili




Oh, TJ, I don't try to aggravate you. You'd be no fun at all because you don't get all ticked off the way some do. You come back with good stuff.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 12:20 PM
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Treetop Tom


Sundancer7


Actually Mr. Hoffman is correct.  Unless the Korean slow smokes their various meats over indirect heat, it is grilled.  Grilled meat is not the same as barbecue according to the definition.  Both taste very good but it is not the same.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbecue

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


I'll personally go out and tell the half-dozen or so Korean BBQ restaurants within a mile of me that they must immediately change their signs to read "Korean Grilled Meats" because they are engaged in false advertising.  I'll also tell the seafood restaurants they cannot call their fried crab patties "cakes" since they are not "an item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated."  Because, that is the definition of what a cake is, after all.  The "chicken fingers" on the kids menu at the diner will have to be renamed, of course, since they are not "each of the four slender jointed parts attached to either hand (or five, if the thumb is included)."  And it goes without saying that, in a nod to my Acadian brethren, I will personally not rest until the abomination that is "French Toast" is removed from every menu and replaced with my beloved pain perdu.  Look, I simply asked Greymo about some restaurants we both happen to enjoy.  I didn't raise them up as the penultimate BBQ.  That's what they call it, so that's how I referred to it.

 
Do what you wish in regarding to making the rounds and suggesting they change their sign but the post I was referring to indicated  BBQ and Mr. Hoffman corrected that.  The definition of BBQ is what it is and grilling is what it is.  I am sure that there are numerous instances that you are referring to.  Unless the smoke it over indirect heat, it ain't BBQ, it is grilling.
 
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Knoxville, TN


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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 4:17 PM
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Stopped at Chubby's for the first time a couple of weeks ago, on the way to NY taking my son to college.  I was brought up in southern VA and I'm partial to Eastern Carolina-style barbeque. The three of us all ordered the same thing, pulled pork sandwich with sides and iced tea. We all agreed that the barbeque was delicious, as were the sides. My wife particularly liked the cole slaw. My wife wants to go back as a day trip soon, and next time, I'll try the ribs. Not the Caroliona-style that I usually prefer, but really good barbeque in its own right. Everyone we met there was friendly and the service was excellent. Looking forward to going back.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 4:24 PM
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Stopped at Chubby's for the first time a couple of weeks ago, on the way to NY taking my son to college.  I was brought up in southern VA and I'm partial to Eastern Carolina-style barbeque. The three of us all ordered the same thing, pulled pork sandwich with sides and iced tea. We all agreed that the barbeque was delicious, as were the sides. My wife particularly liked the cole slaw. My wife wants to go back as a day trip soon, and next time, I'll try the ribs. Not the Caroliona-style that I usually prefer, but really good barbeque in its own right. Everyone we met there was friendly and the service was excellent. Looking forward to going back.

Very helpful post

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 4:31 PM
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We ate there on Monday.  There were ten of us and everyone enjoyed their meal very much.  I elected to have the bowl of cream of crab soup and a couple of sides.  One side that I chose was one that I never had before and it was really delicious.  I ordered the sauerkraut and pork.  It turned out to be half sauerkraut and half pulled pork.  It was truly a great side!  A few order the ribs. I had a taste of one and I do not need a better rib than that.
 
On the downside, Tom was on his vacation in California  but the mason jars of cold brew helped to make up for his not being there

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 5:05 PM
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billyboy

Ditto for those eating Santa Maria style Barbeque aka tri-tip grilled over hot coals. Barbeque has many meanings and variations, each with its own history, proponents and as valid as any other style.

 
Well, these days I smoke my Santa Maria tri tip in my Traeger smoker, over red oak (the only kind to use for real Santa Maria style). Even though it is smoked over higher heat, it is still smoked. It even has a nice smoke ring. So, is it barbecue?
 


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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 5:09 PM
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Michael Hoffman


I wasn't trying to start an argument, although I do enjoy aggravating some folks.

Michael, you are the best at what you do!

 

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 5:22 PM
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Davebassman


Stopped at Chubby's for the first time a couple of weeks ago, on the way to NY taking my son to college.  I was brought up in southern VA and I'm partial to Eastern Carolina-style barbeque. The three of us all ordered the same thing, pulled pork sandwich with sides and iced tea. We all agreed that the barbeque was delicious, as were the sides. My wife particularly liked the cole slaw. My wife wants to go back as a day trip soon, and next time, I'll try the ribs. Not the Caroliona-style that I usually prefer, but really good barbeque in its own right. Everyone we met there was friendly and the service was excellent. Looking forward to going back.


Welcome to Roadfood!!!
 
We lived in NoVa for 27 years (Arlington, then McLean) and loved it.  And we still keep a small place there.  I'm also a big fan of Eastern Carolina 'cue and heard that there was a new "Carolina-style" place up 28 toward Dulles in the 'West Herndon" area.  Do you know it?  Is it decent? 
 
I enjoy Willard's ( www.dcbbq.com ) in Chantilly and visit it every time we return for vacation.  The only place I know of that serves E.C. 'cue is Weenie Beenie in arlington (corner of Four Mile Run Drive and Shirlington Rd. in sight of the Shirley Hwy.).  Yes, it comes out of a can, but it is nevertheless wonderful.    http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Overview/6290/weenie-beenie .
 
Thanks for your review of Chubby's.  It's on my list for a road trip next time in NoVa.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 5:35 PM
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EdSails


Michael Hoffman


I wasn't trying to start an argument, although I do enjoy aggravating some folks.

Michael, you are the best at what you do!



Thank you Ed. I appreciate that. I really do, and I try hard.


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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 5:40 PM
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Metroplex Jim  -
 
What is the BBQ place in "West Herndon"?   I know of Willard's, which is Chantilly.  Janet and I have tried it several times.  It has always been mediocre to us.  NoVA might have been nice years ago, but we can't wait to get out of here.  A total traffic nightmare, and a RoadFood wasteland, as far as we're concerned.   Yes, there are several places that are mediocre/okay, but nothing  that's great except for one place.  The one great place is Dixie Bones in Woodbridge.   The Tortilla Factory in Herndon was pretty good, but closed last year.   Anita's New Mexican is okay, but not great.   We make a lot of roadtrips out of the area, .. especially NC, ... for truly good RoadfFood.  Heading to Williamsburg, VA this weekend for some good Pierce's Pitt BBQ. 
 
 
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 6:09 PM
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Ed - It has a smoke ring

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 6:31 PM
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For some reason, this thread is a lightning rod and tends to draw some strange post.  If it continues, I will lock.  Sorry.

Paul E. Smith
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With all respect to you,  why do threads have to be locked because a dumbo comes on with these rude statements.  The imposter should be locked out and not the thread!

 


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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 7:42 PM
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One dumbo statement does not get a thread locked or stopped.  It is usually when multiple posters join in and it appears that the thread is going nowhere.  None of the mods enjoy doing that and in fact we often discuss it before we do.  When it appears that it is going out of bounds, that is when it happens.  I am sure that many of our long term posters understand that.
 
Obviously over the years there has been many circumstances that upset posters including myself and the other mods.  These events have not been positive for Roadfood but we have been able to work through that as we will in future events.
 
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Thu, 09/5/13 11:14 PM
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Ditto for those eating Santa Maria style Barbeque aka tri-tip grilled over hot coals. Barbeque has many meanings and variations, each with its own history, proponents and as valid as any other style.


Well, these days I smoke my Santa Maria tri tip in my Traeger smoker, over red oak (the only kind to use for real Santa Maria style). Even though it is smoked over higher heat, it is still smoked. It even has a nice smoke ring. So, is it barbecue?



 
Call it what you want!  I call it AWESOME

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Fri, 09/6/13 9:28 AM
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I believe the new "Carolina-style" barbeque place in the Herndon area is: Carolina Brothers Barbeque.
. It's actually not in Herndon, but nearby in Ashburn. Worth a try. 
NOTE: I haven't been a member long enough/posted enough times to be allowed to post the link to this restaurant.
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Fri, 09/6/13 9:56 AM
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Yes, thanks!   We have been to Carolina Brothers.  Not bad.  Not bad at all.  .  We put it second to Dixie Bones.  There are a few good places around,  ... but, they are VERY few given the huge population base here. It's the 7th largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the nation at almost 6 million people, with a rather paltry small handful of decent Roadfood places.  38th ranked Providence MSA, or 44th ranked Richmond, or 47th ranked Raleigh, or even 62nd ranked New Haven MSA are just a few examples of much smaller areas that could all put the DC Metro area to shame with regard to RoadFood. 
 
 
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Fri, 09/6/13 10:12 AM
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Glenn1234


 
Metroplex Jim  -

What is the BBQ place in "West Herndon"?   I know of Willard's, which is Chantilly.  Janet and I have tried it several times.  It has always been mediocre to us.  NoVA might have been nice years ago, but we can't wait to get out of here.  A total traffic nightmare, and a RoadFood wasteland, as far as we're concerned.   Yes, there are several places that are mediocre/okay, but nothing  that's great except for one place.  The one great place is Dixie Bones in Woodbridge.   The Tortilla Factory in Herndon was pretty good, but closed last year.   Anita's New Mexican is okay, but not great.   We make a lot of roadtrips out of the area, .. especially NC, ... for truly good RoadfFood.  Heading to Williamsburg, VA this weekend for some good Pierce's Pitt BBQ. 


Glenn




Yes.  Davebassman just jogged my memory:  http://www.carolinabrothers.com/ .  I recalled being told of it here on RF a while back; never been there though. 
 
"Back in the day" in that area the only communities were Chantilly, Herndon, and Sterling.  Now there is Oak Hill, Dulles, Countryside, Dulles, etc.  That whole area has just EXPLODED in the last 20 years.  Too bad the roads haven't kept up.  And, to the extent that they are built, developers insist on a traffic light every 1/2 mile or so!
 
Actually, traffic is one of the reasons we moved.  We were 7 miles from my wife's work and her commute was 45 - 60 minutes!  Housing is so much cheaper down here she has no need to work.  The NIMBY's in NoVa hate roads; too bad.  Here in Dallas we love roads and hate traffic. 
 
Absent the political hassles of NoVa, 14 - 16 lane monster arterials proliferate like weeds down here - and they are built in two years at a third the cost of such construction would be were it even to be allowed in NoVa.  And, traffic routinely flows at 70 - 80 MPH; in general, cops won't pull you over unless you are doing something truly reckless.  Everything being relative, the natives still bit*h about the traffic.  And when they do, up goes another monster arterial!  I only laugh at the slowdowns to 40-50 that they call "traffic"!
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Fri, 09/6/13 10:34 AM
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Going back many years, there used to be a place in Old Town Alexandria called the Royal Restaurant that was a great Roadfood place.  One of my fondest memories was when I got back early on weekday morning from a long business trip and stopped there on the way from National Airport to my house. I  was starving and craving (for some reason) chicken livers.  (Not chopped chicken livers, like in a deli, but sauteed chicken livers.) They didn't have them on the menu, but the stafff was happy to make them for me, and they were delicious.
 
The restaurant's still there, but it has changed its format, and it isn't at all what it used to be (or at least wasn't, the last time I was there).  It is still quite popular in part due to its proximity to a number of large hotels on the northern edge of Old Town, but for me, it's not worth a visit any longer.  http://www.theroyalrestaurant.com/

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Fri, 09/6/13 10:35 AM
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Glenn1234 -
 
I got so tied up in traffic-talk I forgot to mention another BBQ joint I have enjoyed "up there":  http://www.eatabsolutebbq.com/ .  It's just off 28 between Centreville and Ms. Pk. 
 
Near there is one of my RF-type faves, The Yorkshire Restaurant: http://www.yorkshirerestaurant.net/ysr/ .  Try the Top Hat sandwich! 
 
And, if you can make it through the traffic to Arlington: the Metro 29 Dinerhttp://www.metro29diner.com/ .  I love that place!  Try the fried shrimp. 
 
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Edit:  OMG, I clicked on Metro 29 to check out their always WONDERFUL menu and there was a picture of Mrs. Metro II attending a "political lunch" with Joe Biden.  Yet another reason why I Mrs. Metro IV
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Fri, 09/6/13 10:39 AM
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MetroplexJim: Absolutely correct about the traffic in NOVA! "Cost of doing business", I guess.
 
I do find it interesting that a Metropolitan area the size of Wash. DC, being so close to the "south" has so few really good barbeque places. There is one of the "Rocklands Barbeque" locations close to where I work in Arlington. Every once in a while I'll stop by on the way home and pick-up a Lb. of chopped pork to go, take it home and "doctor it up" with some Carolina (vinegar-base) sauce and Tabasco. Rocklands is a local "chain", not great barbeque, but OK, especially if you buy the meat with no sauce and add your own.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Fri, 09/6/13 11:15 AM
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Davebassman


MetroplexJim: Absolutely correct about the traffic in NOVA! "Cost of doing business", I guess.

I do find it interesting that a Metropolitan area the size of Wash. DC, being so close to the "south" has so few really good barbeque places. There is one of the "Rocklands Barbeque" locations close to where I work in Arlington. Every once in a while I'll stop by on the way home and pick-up a Lb. of chopped pork to go, take it home and "doctor it up" with some Carolina (vinegar-base) sauce and Tabasco. Rocklands is a local "chain", not great barbeque, but OK, especially if you buy the meat with no sauce and add your own.


We have a lot in common!  Even down here in Texas I order pulled pork, NO SAUCE, and whip out a bottle of this:  http://www.scottsbarbecuesauce.com/ncbbq.html .  We order it directly from them; the 6 pint bottles last us about a year as we also use it as a base-sauce for cooking.  To us, it is the sixth "Mother Sauce".
 
I've heard that Harris-Teeter carries it (at least in their Carolina stores) and I'm sure Wegman's will get it for you.  (Man, how I miss Wegman's!!!).
 
For me, Rockland's was mostly a "meet market" with decent meat as a bonus if there was nothing "worth meeting".

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Fri, 09/6/13 11:39 AM
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MetroplexJim


Davebassman


MetroplexJim: Absolutely correct about the traffic in NOVA! "Cost of doing business", I guess.

I do find it interesting that a Metropolitan area the size of Wash. DC, being so close to the "south" has so few really good barbeque places. There is one of the "Rocklands Barbeque" locations close to where I work in Arlington. Every once in a while I'll stop by on the way home and pick-up a Lb. of chopped pork to go, take it home and "doctor it up" with some Carolina (vinegar-base) sauce and Tabasco. Rocklands is a local "chain", not great barbeque, but OK, especially if you buy the meat with no sauce and add your own.


We have a lot in common!  Even down here in Texas I order pulled pork, NO SAUCE, and whip out a bottle of this:   .  We order it directly from them; the 6 pint bottles last us about a year as we also use it as a base-sauce for cooking.  To us, it is the sixth "Mother Sauce".

I've heard that Harris-Teeter carries it (at least in their Carolina stores) and I'm sure Wegman's will get it for you.  (Man, how I miss Wegman's!!!).

For me, Rockland's was mostly a "meet market" with decent meat as a bonus if there was nothing "worth meeting".

Apparantly we DO have a lot in common. I have a couple of bottles of Scotts in my pantry right now. I use it on just about everything I grill. (wife hates it, so she gets the sweet bottled stuff, lol). I buy Scotts at Harris Teeter in Reston. They also carry "Carolina Treet", a mustard-based sauce that I use a lot, especially good on grilled pork chops.
Rocklands Arlington used to be paired with "The Carpool" which was/is a "meet market". Rocklands moved a few years ago to another location nearby and operate as just a barbeque joint.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 09/7/13 2:54 PM
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 09/7/13 3:16 PM
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done voted

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 09/7/13 3:56 PM
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Love this!
 
I done voted, too.
 
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 09/7/13 4:08 PM
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WOW!   This is great!  I voted, and will continue to vote each day.

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 09/7/13 5:05 PM
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I voted for Chubby's and I have never been there.  Good luck.  Roz and I hope to be in the area this winter as she has to do some research for her dissertation in DC.  Chubby's is relatively close by.
 
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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 09/7/13 5:17 PM
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I voted!  Yay Chubby's!!!

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sat, 09/7/13 10:57 PM
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Like Chicago (sans hot dogs or pizza)........we get to come back and vote every day!

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Re:Unofficial Report on Chubby's Barbeque - Sun, 09/8/13 8:53 AM
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Like Chicago (sans hot dogs or pizza)........we get to come back and vote every day!


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