The Dorchester Reporter surveys the scene at the Pit Stop, the barbecue place on Morton Street in Mattapan.
Eric Ballard asks:
I need some help/advice: best BBQ joints in Boston proper (or RL Cambridge). Kansas City/NC preferred.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports SoulFire has ceased to be.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports a new team is getting ready to re-open East Coast Grill.
Joseph Demmler of Wellesley claims he never would have purchased a bottle of Weber Real Molasses BBQ sauce - or paid as much as he did - if he'd known it was brown because of caramel coloring, so naturally he's filed a federal lawsuit. Read more.
Sara DiBari asks:
Where can I get good barbecue in MA? Like taking someone from the South good. Doesn't have to be near Boston.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of Smoken' Joe's on Washington Street in Brighton Center.
James Shotwell asks:
Trying to determine the best BBQ joint in the Boston area. Can you help?
Limeduck gives a thumbs up to the pulled pork sandwich and baked beans he got the other day at Lillian's Smokin Rack at City Hall.
Centre Street's culinary diversity expanded again Friday night when Red-Eyed Pig opened for business where Fresh Catch to Go used to be, just off of Belgrade.
They have some burger and chicken things on the menu, but, of course, you're going to go there for the pig things (St. Louis and baby back ribs, pulled pork and smoked pork belly, along with green chile and pork-belly donuts) and brisket, slathered in barbecue sauce. Or if you can't decide, there's the Piggy - a burger topped with pork belly, beef brisket, pulled pork, melted cheddar, tomato jam and barbecue sauce (fries and cardiologist visit extra).
Even without any advertising, word's quickly gotten out - the place was packed Friday and was pretty busy when we stopped by Saturday evening. It's pretty much a takeout place, although they have outfitted a counter with seats for four or five people.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the place has the same owner as the Blue-Eyed Crab in Plymouth. No word is she's a green-eyed lady.
Of course, an outdoor barbecue.
Michael Pahre gives a thumb's up to Smoken' Joe's despite the way the name is spelled. It takes the place of Seoul Food in Brighton Center.