10 places to bask in barbecue - the best gas bbq grills
Contrary to the myth, you don't need a blue hound or a pickup truck to eat a Southern barbecue.
You also don't need to drive down a unnamed road in rural Mississippi to find it.
Thanks to the tireless exhortation of the New England Barbecue Association, and some of the talented pit owners among us, the land of beans and cod is now dotted with huge joints, these joints are meat cooked slowly by indirect heat from smoked wood or charcoal fire.
Big Boston has a number of top-notch barbecue venues, but when you shine for the area, you don't have to give up a pile of pulled meat or a plate of burnt ends.
Here's a guide to 10 of New England's most smoky grills.
Every new England pit master has a story about how he came to serve Rob Ryder, the pit owner known as "America's favorite country food.
Ryder said that starting business in May 1997, "I grew up with my dad on a grill.
"In honor of his father Thomas, a true Southern gentleman, Ryder called his meat" Slo of fat Tommy"Smoked Barbecue
Although two types of ribs are prepared in the cooking room (
Baby back and meatier St. Louis cut slab)
Tomato is the signature barbecue-
Pull the meat.
"We pump the whole pig ass, pull the meat, and let people choose their sauce when we serve," Ryder explained . ".
"We offer the vinegar sauce in Carolina, but most people like tomatoes.
31 Danbury Road, New Milford, Connecticut. 860-355-4111, www. thecookhouse. com.
Open daily for lunch and dinner. $8. 99-$22. 99.
Chester is probably a Connecticut-Chester barbecue.
Born, but his taste buds have been active on years of travel, he is a chef and sometimes a blues musician in MemphisChicago axis.
Southerners stationed at the New London naval and coast guard base
Down hanker in Groton Area
Family Food, Dugas aims to please.
His trademark motto indicates his position on wet and dry: "Barbecue is not sauce.
This is the sauce.
His smoking operation was very successful and he recently opened a large restaurant in a shopping center to increase the size of three small restaurants.
The brick house is in the New London in the city center.
His signature meat is bris. smoked for 12-15 hours. 549 Bank St.
New London in Conn. 860-447-1406;
941 pokunnock Road, Groton, Connecticut. 860-449-6868, www. chestersbbq. com.
Groton open daily for lunch and dinner, New London open Tuesday
Lunch and dinner on Sunday. $5. 99-$21. 99.
And barbecue clubs (
Opened in November)
During the economic downturn, the US economy was booming. Chef-
Manager Nat Hughes attributed this success to "providing a lot of food for very little money, and as a father of two children, I know I appreciate it. ’’ The gas-
The fired pecan log roast meat shop smokers are also different.
"Smoking Barbecue is very much like braising," Hughes said . " He came to the barbecue from the food industry.
Like many New England Masters, Hughes is eclectic in style, making Carolina pork in Texas.
Style chest, Memphis-
Purists may be surprised, but Hughes also cooks a vegetarian barbecue.
Barcelona and Gan-
Clean the lake, or wheat bran).
He explained: "We are in an area where there are a lot of students, so we try to find vegetarians.
We make sure the seitan people don't touch the meat. ’’ 146 Ives St.
Providence, 401-751-9000, www. unitedbbq. com. Open Tuesday-
Lunch and dinner on Sunday. $4. 99-$18.
Diana and Joano Osbourne have provided the hungry masses with 11 seasons of smoked barbecues on Martha's Vineyard island, as they say, "improving the boundaries of Southern cuisine ". (
In winter, smoke'n Bones is active outside Key West. )
The Methodist Camp in oakbluff brings many Southern BBQ enthusiasts, most of the plates are large and designed for sharing.
"You can feed a family of four for less than $50," Diana said . ".
"Where else can you do this at Martha's Vineyard?
The signature barbecue here is a toss.
Between the baby ribs and Memphis.
Style Plate for ribs.
Otecns could barely catch up with orders for the finest beef they had for their weekend special barbecue.
In the "boneyard" next to the cottage, eating is an outdoor activity with large buckets on the table throwing waste. 20 Oakland Ave. , Oak Bluffs. 508-696-7427, www. smokenbonesmv. com.
Dinner open daily on April-Columbus Day. $15. 95-$23. 95.
BT's smoked Southern barbecue may have something to do with his American culinary academy training, but Brian Treitman is keen to create a strong flavor in his barbecue, mainly for the dry friction technique of poultry (
Before and after Thanksgiving, his smoked turkey was very popular)
Pork and beef.
Treitman's friction is one of the most aggressive, filled with a lot of chili peppers.
Although you can order ribs "naked (without sauce)
, He usually stew them with spicy sweet sauce after taking them out of the smoker.
The main location of Brimfield is within the camp (
More or less a trailer park)on Route 20;
Treitman also maintains a satellite "snack shack" next to Sturridge's Yankee wine and has a short menu.
Village green camp, No. 228 sturbury Road (Route 20)
, Brimfield, 413-388-3163; 376 Main St.
, Sturridge, 508-0344-6537, www. btsmokehouse. com.
Bloomfield drives crazy
Lunch and dinner on Sunday, Sturridge is open every day (closes 6 p. m. Sunday-Tuesday). $7-$25 (cash only). Curtis’ Bar-B-
Q "back to the hippie days," Curtis ls Curtis Tuff, "I'm a guy who digs holes and cooks whole pigs for parties and concerts.
The child of the flower may have gone (
Well, most of the time in Putney)
But the ash is still there.
The pioneer of barbecue in southern New England during his 41 years of cooking and service --
Smoked chicken and ribs on the southern side of the town.
The Blue School Bus provides services with outdoor picnic style for seats.
While many New England BBQ chefs use closed
Container smoker, Tuff made a smoky grill in an open pit.
Stopping Here is a ceremony for many people. of-staters.
When people pick up the garbage and go to the car, they usually stop to bid.
"See you next year!
They always scream. “Next year!
He always agrees.
Putney, 7 Land, Putney, Vt. 802-387-5474, www. curtisbbqvt. com. Open April-
Lunch and dinner on Sunday. $4-$24. 95.
Heshan smoked beer factory in Moat
Beer and BBQ are natural partners so it's not surprising
Owner Steve Johnson admits that "barbecue has been the key to our concept" since he Ski"
Opened a country beer bar nine years ago.
The menu has grown to accept many United NationsSouthern project (a line of wood-
Pizza for example), but St.
Pork ribs and pulled meat are still staples.
Johnson's favorite is Texas.
Style bris smoked with cotton for 14 hours with spicy Austin sauce to have fun with mustard and anemone.
The barbecue is dry.
Rub before cooking, but the Moat offers "wet ". e.
Mix with sauce after chopped.
3378 Baishan Road (Route 16)
Conway North, New YorkH. 603-356-6381, www. moatmountain. com.
Open daily for lunch and dinner. $8. 99-$21. 99.
Muddy River Smokehouse Muddy River offers all grilling along with sweet soup, a fairly fair addition to Brownsugar-based dry rub.
Some Spice purists think heavy sugar is wrong, but it guarantees a unique pink "smoke ring" on the edge ".
Baby rear rib is the best seller here, but don't miss this unique housefried pickles. 21 Congress St. Portsmouth, New YorkH. 603-430-9582, www. muddyriver. com.
Open daily for lunch and dinner. $8. 99-$20. 99.
Buck's naked barbecue Buck's barbecue has an obvious smoke ring, but the sauce is next to it.
It's because it's hard for Alex and Wendy CAIS's owners
Core BBQ purists.
Alex said: "Most places apply a layer of the plate with sauce and you can't taste the meat.
It takes time for us to do what I call a "justified" barbecue.
In fact, cooking starts about 4 in the morning. m.
In Freeport, the chicken will smoke for only about three hours, while the cow bris will smoke for 13 hours.
Already a bit of a notorious name (
Buck is the cartoon pig mascot)
When Caisse and the crew grilled the lobster for the National Lobster Promotion Commission in August, Buck's naked barbecue attracted a lot of attention.
"We cooked the lobster and then finished it among the smokers so that the smoke would not flood the delicious meat," he said . ".
"They are very nice and we will provide them with special services on weekends.
No. 568, Highway 1, Freeport, Maine. 207-865-0600, www. bucksnaked-bbq. com.
Open daily for lunch and dinner. $8. 50-$24. 99.
When bob Baru played in the blues band of the day, a band partner gave him the nickname "BBQ bob" with the Georgian country blues singer ".
Although Ballou gave up the music after 13 years because "there is a child to take care of, it doesn't pay the bill.
He is a bigger character than life and has been a pit owner since then, about four years ago, he was in the orange trailer next to the gourmet shop.
Ballou keeps it simple: chicken, pork, whole ribs, and bris, a cow rubbed with mustard seeds, garlic, chopped peppers and a little salt.
"I cooked it for about 16 hours, so it was dark and ugly outside and tender and juicy inside," he explained . ".
"One of my customers from the state of orakaho came up with a slogan, 'You don't need teeth to eat our beef.
Some of my old regulars will support this.
212 Mayville Road (Route 2)Bethel, Maine207-824-4744, www. therealbbqbob. com. Open Thursday-
Lunch and dinner on Tuesday. $6. 99-$22. 99.
Patricia Harris and David Lyon can be reached at Harris. lyon@ verizon. net.