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Curtis's Barbecue

Route 5, Putney, VT - (802) 387-5474
Posted By Joe Frangiamore on 2/20/2010 11:03:00 PM
Be warned: your two plates of ribs for $50 are going to be soaked in vinegar-flavored BBQ sauce. Just awful. Even the two couples seated next to us were complaining about this practice of DRENCHING the ribs and chicken in this terrible BBQ sauce.

How people rave about this place I'll never know. To be fair, without the "sauce" I bet the smokey flavor would shine through with mouth-watering results. The chicken was a little dry, as were the ribs, but the baked beans and baked potato were terrific.

Hey, my wife and I spent close to 50 bucks here and for that much money we could have eaten indoors without all the bees and bugs pestering us throughout our vinegar-soaked lunch. Not happy. You've been warned.

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2 - Overall: Good - Worth a Return
Overall: Good - Worth a Return
Baked Potato
Ribs
Baked Beans
Chicken
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The ribs on their grate are perpetually surrounded by a veil of delicious-smelling smoke.
"The ribs on their grate are perpetually surrounded by a veil of delicious-smelling smoke."
Michael Stern





A half-slab of ribs, painted with spicy hot sauce, ready to be pulled from the bone and savored
"A half-slab of ribs, painted with spicy hot sauce, ready to be pulled from the bone and savored"
Michael Stern


The truly great side dish at Curtis's is the baked potato, but these beans are not to be slighted. They're very Yankee -- toothsome and not too sweet -- and yet they are soulfully saturated with flavor.
"The truly great side dish at Curtis's is the baked potato, but these beans are not to be slighted. They're very Yankee -- toothsome and not too sweet -- and yet they are soulfully saturated with flavor."
Michael Stern



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Donald Hecht


Curtis Tuff, at far right, tends the half-chickens on his smoky pit.
"Curtis Tuff, at far right, tends the half-chickens on his smoky pit."
Michael Stern


Cooked the same way for over 50 years
"Cooked the same way for over 50 years"
michael sacenti


Isabel the pig is in her dotage and spends most of the time snoozing behind the cookers. She used to pester guests for snacks. Mr. Tuff refers to his mascot as
"Isabel the pig is in her dotage and spends most of the time snoozing behind the cookers. She used to pester guests for snacks. Mr. Tuff refers to his mascot as "the boss.""
Michael Stern


Menu is simple but adequate
"Menu is simple but adequate"
michael sacenti


On a sunny day, there's no place nicer to eat ribs and chicken than at a table in the meadow that adjoins the barbecue pits.
"On a sunny day, there's no place nicer to eat ribs and chicken than at a table in the meadow that adjoins the barbecue pits."
Michael Stern


The man behind it all...
"The man behind it all..."
Valery P


Stone pigs chillin'.
"Stone pigs chillin'."
Pete Duval


Curtis offers spicy and mild sauce to go; and while the sauce is good, it's the ribs and chicken that we want to take with us when we leave.
"Curtis offers spicy and mild sauce to go; and while the sauce is good, it's the ribs and chicken that we want to take with us when we leave."
Michael Stern


Probably one of the 1st Food Trucks/Bus's
"Probably one of the 1st Food Trucks/Bus's "
michael sacenti


We never asked Curtis Tuff how he determined his place to be the 9th Wonder of the World. We were unaware that there was an Eighth!
"We never asked Curtis Tuff how he determined his place to be the 9th Wonder of the World. We were unaware that there was an Eighth! "
Michael Stern



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