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By adamg - 6/17/20 - 10:27 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Backyard Betty's on West Broadway.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 3:16 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a new barbecue place in Quincy will feature the usual sort of barbecue stuff you'd expect, along with alligator fritters, alligator sausage and alligator tail.

By adamg - 1/3/19 - 3:14 pm

Caffe Aromi in Hyde Square, which re-opened in November after being shut for three years, has already closed, disappointed members of the Jamaica Plain Facebook group report. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/18 - 5:06 pm
Front of building

Building is getting spiffed up inside and out.

UPDATE: They got both a food and liquor license.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to a proposed 240-seat restaurant that would serve barbecue, steaks and even some vegetarian dishes on Blue Hill Avenue where it meets Harvard Street and Talbot Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/18 - 12:47 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request for a food and liquor license for a 5,000-square-foot barbecue joint at 881 Blue Hill Ave. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/18 - 8:49 am

The Dorchester Reporter surveys the scene at the Pit Stop, the barbecue place on Morton Street in Mattapan.

By adamg - 8/18/17 - 9:05 am

Eric Ballard asks:

I need some help/advice: best BBQ joints in Boston proper (or RL Cambridge). Kansas City/NC preferred.

By adamg - 1/17/17 - 10:50 pm

Vanyaland reports. The closing comes not long after the Brigham Circle SoulFire closed.

By adamg - 1/10/17 - 5:28 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports SoulFire has ceased to be.

By adamg - 4/15/16 - 12:39 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a new team is getting ready to re-open East Coast Grill.

By adamg - 10/15/15 - 8:52 am
barbecue sauce

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.

By adamg - 4/23/15 - 9:31 am

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.

By adamg - 9/11/14 - 10:45 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of Smoken' Joe's on Washington Street in Brighton Center.

By adamg - 4/25/14 - 7:37 pm

James Shotwell asks:

Trying to determine the best BBQ joint in the Boston area. Can you help?

By adamg - 4/3/14 - 9:50 am

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.

By adamg - 12/10/11 - 11:59 pm

Pig place

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.

By adamg - 9/4/11 - 10:54 am

Jacqueline Church samples the offerings at BBQsmith, a food truck that can now often be found parked by the Chinatown gate.

I chose the smoked beef sandwich. Doc had smoked pork. Both sandwiches were fantastic.

By adamg - 7/22/07 - 10:59 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/19/06 - 11:17 am

Buffalo Bo's is a take-out barbecue place on Washington Street, just south of Albano Street. Will report back; Roslindale just hasn't been the same since Tex's stopped doing take-out a few years ago.

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