Friday, August 19

saveur -bbq nation

Saveur magazine has created a series of atmospheric portraits of BBQ joints. Three so far. MMMMMmmmmmmm. For actual recipes and tips check their site. Sidenote; anyone every been to Curtis' BBQ in Putney VT? Supposed to be fantastic...







Little segue here; famed Americana photographer Jim Dow wrote an article for the FT a few days ago on BBQ;
Some etymologists claim that the word barbecue may derive from the French “barbe à queue”, “beard to tail”, meaning roasting a whole animal on a spit. Others plump for barbacoa, a Caribbean word for meat swathed in leaves and cooked underground. Then there is the Mayan term baalbak kab (meat, cover, earth) … but for most it is just three large capital letters.
=-via The Finanacial Times

7 comments:

Cris said...

Curtis: good if you like Southern/vinegar-based barbecue. It's got a kick. Great atmosphere. High prices. Baked beans are a little too homemade and "earthy" but it's a very authentic experience all the same.

Cris

randall said...

There's a pretty good bbq stand in a Mobil parking lot off of exit 4 I-89 in Vt.
I always make a point to stop when I'm heading through that part of the world.

james at 10engines said...

@randall
bingo : Rinker's Mobil, Exit 4 off I-89
Randolph, VT

www.vtbbq.com

good addition.

Christian S said...

That caboose in killington isn't half bad either

Matthew Hranek said...

YOU KNOW I LOVE THIS!!

limestone creek said...

james,
know any good bbq spots around Boston? Redbones and East Coast Grill are favorites, haven't been to Blue Ribbon, looking for a Mom & Pop type of joint. A quick search brings up a couple promising options, Mitch's, True Blue, Soulfire and Pit Stop. Thoughts?
Mike

james at 10engines said...

@limestone people can talk bbq all day, but the memphis/dry ribs at Redbones are my go-to -plus insane beer menu. Blue Ribbon in Arlington is a little cheaper (caveat no beer) and some people like it better. Have not been to the others. the wings at redbones are nice and slightly overcooked/chewy too... salivating right now...