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Curtis's Barbecue

Route 5, Putney, VT - (802) 387-5474
Posted By Cheryl Stevens on 8/23/2010 6:18:00 PM
We were on our way home from visiting relatives in Jericho, VT. I had seen Curtis's Barbecue on The Phantom Gourmet and decided this was a beautiful day to stop. My husband and I had the loaded baked potatoes (one chicken and one pork) and we split an ear of corn.

They were the best tasting baked potatoes we had ever had. The corn snapped off the cob and was extremely tasty. We loved listening to the guitarist as we ate. He was very good and interacted with the crowd. We stopped and met Curtis; what a very sweet man.

We will definitely go back. It's only about two hours from our home so it will make a great day trip for lunch. If you haven't eaten there, it's well worth it.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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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


Could there be a more appropriate venue for selling Roadfood?
"Could there be a more appropriate venue for selling Roadfood?"
Michael Stern


The go-to 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 go-to 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


Expect your clothes and hair to smell of smoke for hours after you have visited Curtis.
"Expect your clothes and hair to smell of smoke for hours after you have visited Curtis."
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


Full slab, collard greens, and a corn muffin.
"Full slab, collard greens, and a corn muffin."
Eric Males


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


Isabel the pig, Curtis's erstwhile mascot. R.I.P.
"Isabel the pig, Curtis's erstwhile mascot. R.I.P. "
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


Curtis Tuff turns chicken over his smoking fire.
"Curtis Tuff turns chicken over his smoking fire."
Michael Stern


After mascot Isabel passed away, she was succeeded by a porker named CJ. CJ seems to have inherited Isabel's energy level.
"After mascot Isabel passed away, she was succeeded by a porker named CJ. CJ seems to have inherited Isabel's energy level."
Michael Stern



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