Great barbecue is no longer confined to the South. New England boasts a plethora of great spots to get smokey meats and other classic barbecue fixings that rival the Southern states where the recipes originated. Here are five spots to satisfy your next barbecue craving.
Chester’s Barbecue (Connecticut)
Located in the New London/Groton area, Chester’s Barbecue started as a tiny spot with barely any room to sit in downtown New London. Since then, Chester’s has expanded to a second location in Groton where there is plenty of room to bring your family and friends. The smoked brisket has its own cult-like following among the locals. The chili is another fan favorite with meaty pieces of the famed brisket swimming in a delicious barbecue sauce.
See why this chili is unlike any other you’ve ever tasted and make plans to take home a plate of the famous brisket by viewing the menu and location at http://www.chestersbbq.com.
B.T.’s Smokehouse (Massachusetts)
B.T.’s Smokehouse is located in the Sturbridge area, and has been voted one of the Top 10 BBQ Joints in New England by the Boston Globe. It serves up Southern style BBQ that features a delicious dry rub that gives the meat a great taste before it spends hours in the smoker developing even more deep flavor. You can read the menu and even order online by heading to http://btsmokehouse.com/B.T.s_Smokehouse/B.T.s_Smokehouse.html.
Moat Mountain Smokehouse & Brewing Co. (New Hampshire)
You can get everything you’re looking for in one place at Moat Mountain Smokehouse & Brewing Co. Not only do they serve Texas style smoked brisket and other BBQ classics, there are wood-grilled pizzas and quesadillas. Because it is also a brewery, delicious beer is always on tap. It has been open since 2000 in the North Conway area, so whether you are there in the summer for hiking or the winter for skiing, you have to stop in for some great chow.
Learn more about this New Hampshire destination by visiting http://www.moatmountain.com.
Salvage BBQ (Maine)
The owners of Salvage BBQ in Portland took a journey through North Carolina and Texas to learn the true secrets of making the best barbecue. They opened their restaurant up on Congress Street in 2013 and in a few short years have earned a massive following and media attention. A custom-built smoker turns out delicious food, and live music every Saturday keeps the crowds happy.
To learn more about this restaurant and to see the schedule of live music, please visit http://www.salvagebbq.com.
Rick’s Roadhouse (Rhode Island)
If you are a resident of Rhode Island or just visiting the Providence area, make sure to stop in to Rick’s Roadhouse for “a trip back in time.” Rick’s Roadhouse strives to replicate the experience of enjoying barbecue on a trip down Route 66, capturing the flavors of a variety of regions along that route. Make sure to save room for the carnival style deserts that are all handmade.
If you would like to view the menu and location of Rick’s Roadhouse, head to http://www.ricksroadhouseri.com.
You don’t have to take a trip down South to find great barbecue, simply stop in to one of these five great destinations.
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.