Tagged with bbq

Blue Ribbon BBQ Review – West Newton, MA

Blue Ribbon BBQ Review – West Newton, MA

The search for great barbecue in Southern New England is not a futile effort, but it is most certainly an effort. There is, of course, plenty of edible barbecue, but really great barbecue, like the kind you might find in the Southern U.S., is hard to come by. There are a few havens I’ve come … Continue reading

Durk’s Barbecue Review – Providence, RI

Durk’s Barbecue Review – Providence, RI

Good barbecue in the Northeastern U.S. is hard to find. It’s like to trying to find a real New York style bagel anywhere outside of New York. That’s why I’m always excited when I hear about new openings in or around Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In this case, Durk’s Bar-B-Q opened up on Thayer Street … Continue reading

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

I’ve always wanted to make my own barbecue sauce and I finally got around to it. I came up with this recipe that creates a sweet, spicy, and smoky barbecue sauce that is surprisingly well balanced. I chose to use tomato paste as the base rather than something like ketchup because I wanted to make sure … Continue reading

Grilled Kofta Recipe (Ground Beef With Spices)

Grilled Kofta Recipe (Ground Beef With Spices)

Kofta, Kafta, or Kafka is often characterized as the Middle Eastern version of a hamburger. Yes, it’s made with ground beef, ground lamb, or both, but that’s pretty much where the similarity ends. Kofta is more like a sausage without the sausage casing. Sure, you can make this into patties like a burger and eat … Continue reading

A Visual Food Tour of New Orleans

A Visual Food Tour of New Orleans

In mid-October I had the privilege of attending one of my best friends from high school’s wedding in New Orleans. If you haven’t been to New Orleans it is definitely a singular experience when traveling through the United States because it feels like you are in a different country.  The architecture is old world and … Continue reading

Smoked Pork Shoulder (Boston Butt) Recipe

Smoked Pork Shoulder (Boston Butt) Recipe

While visiting a friend out in Connecticut, he and his family rewarded my mini-road trip with a full day of smoking a pork shoulder. We used a dry rub that I came up with a couple of years ago and a combination of techniques discerned from my own experiences and from reading what others had … Continue reading