Jamaica Plain (Boston), MA
Reviewer's Comments: This is purely takeout, but it's brand new and clean. I
think there's 3 tables. The meat is terrific, especially the brisket. Sauces are
good, but not nearly as good as what we make at home. Sides are OK, but nothing
special. The cowboy beans are very good... pieces of burnt ends in them.
Forget the corn bread... even tho it comes free.
Prices are not cheap... 2 can eat for about $20.
The owner, Jake, is the nicest fella you ever met... and he has a very good reputation for
Reviewed By: Jeff Lipsitt - The Boston Butt ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) on July 1997.
109 Brookline Ave
Comments: On a recent trip to Boston, I was invited to attend a meeting of the New
England BBQ Society. The meeting was being held at BB Wolf. I got to meet some great
people and had a wonderful time. The management of BB Wolf had made some arrangements with
the NEBS to give us a good price for ALL YOU CAN EAT so that we could get a good sampling
from their menu. We had chicken, sausage, beef ribs, pork ribs, pork chops, brisket, corn
bread and cole slaw. The chicken was real good, good smoke and flavor. The sausage had a
different taste than I am used to, but was good. The beef ribs, I thought, were the best Q
presented, tender, juicy and good flavor. The pork ribs I had were tough, and the sauce
over powered the meat. The pork chop I had was so tough that I had trouble cutting it, but
others said theirs was very tender. The brisket had a good smoke ring, but tasted as if it
had been held in either sauce or water for too long. It tasted "watered down".
The corn bread was of the sweet variety and had a brown streak running through it. It took
me awhile to determine what that streak was, but alas, I think it was drippings from the
pit and some corn kernels mixed in. It was good hot, but lost some of the goodness when
cold. The cole slaw was a marinated style. After a few bites I realy started to like it!
Anyone have a recipe? After we ate, we were given a tour of the kitchen. They have a
J&R pit, not the revolving type, but one with slide in racks. There is also an
electric heating element in the top to help maintain the temp. I understood that they had
just recently opened. I would go back if I was in town to see if ordering off the menu
made a difference.
Reviewed by: Wyndell Ferguson ( email@example.com ) 09/14/98.
Comments: The first time I ate at Redbones, I knew
they had found a customer for life. Their smoke is a teriffic advertisement. You are
liable to begin salivating as you walk from the nearby city parking lot Their decorator
has done a good job in recreating the look of an old time Southern Que establishment.
While they have a full bar they feature a wide variety of beers. The lemonade is correctly
mixed to prevent acid indigestion and served in large mason jars with a straw. They have
ice tea too. If you arrive there for lunch and ask for a combo, you will get a pile of
oink and cluck that it would be hard for two people to finish for only $7. Also included
on the plate are beans and a marinated coleslaw. It seems like the barbeque is left overs
from the night before, which makes the ribs all the better. I have found that the chicken
tends to be a bit dry, but tasty. They offer several sauces. I like the sweet mollasses
based one. It is mild. If you want to get special treatment sit at the opening of
the kitchen. The cooks will pass small hot "FREE" dishes to you that you didn't
order as an educational experience for your palette. I had the barbecued hash the last
time I was there. I never have had room for dessert, but they have several that look worth
indulging in. Service is always excellent. They now take plastic in lieu of greenbacks.
Reviewed by: Steven Douglass [firstname.lastname@example.org] October
109 Brookline Avenue
Comments: This place is just a few blocks away from Fenway Park. I was in the area around
Noon (weekday) so I dropped in. Not a soul around except for a young guy at the register
who hadn't a clue what he was doin' there! Think it was his first day.
During the day, it's Take-Out only I was told, so I ordered a brisket sandwich. Since he
didn't know how the computerized cash register worked (automatically sends the order to
the kitchen), he told me he couldn't place my order! I suggested that maybe he could walk
into the kitchen and SPEAK to the chef! Anyway, after 30 minutes, I was on my way.
When I opened the box, I couldn't believe how much meat was there... had to be 2 lbs. of
fall-apart brisket on top of 2 thick slices of Texas toast. This was not a sandwich one
could pick up and eat. At $5.95 it was a true bargain.
The meat was pretty good, but not a whole lot of smoke flavor. I ordered their hottest
sauce, which wasn't too bad, but the fries that were heaped on top of everything were very
The decor is geared to the college crowd, and folks visiting Fenway... it's like a
'sports' bar/restaurant with TV's everywhere.
I'll have to visit the place during 'normal' dining hours to more accurately review this
place. My overall impression on this visit is FAIR. But a whole lot better than most other
Reviewed By: Jeff Lipsitt (JLipsitt@aol.com)
297 Nantasket Av
Reviewer's Comments: The Best Ribs I have ever eaten, bar none, I
mean they come right off the bone no forks, no knife, just big juicy meaty
ribs that make you want to order another rack to take home and eat later,
the portions are very big and the prices are very reasonable, the Chef
Andy Gilmartin will come out and see how you like everything. Rumor has it
that there will be a pig roast there on Sept 18th so I'm definately going
back for that. Food was awesome, not only does he have great BBQ foods but
he also has Italian Cuisine and will make you up anything to order from
Steak to Chicken to seafood, one word describes this food. AWESOME!!!
Reviewed By: Robert Chancholo ( Robbsolo@aol.com
) on 08-04-99.
Name: Memphis Roadhouse
User: Carol & Danny
Time: 2:55:53 AM
We have had Bar-B-Que all over the USA and this place has to be the worst. I don't know how hey keep open,everything sucks,and other people tell us the same thing. They should go to Central Florida and have real good Bar-B-Que or Jacksonville,Fl or some other souther state except maybe Tenn.