Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Blue Ribbon BBQ Arlington

I have been going to Blue Ribbon BBQ since they opened in W. Newton, a few moons ago ;-). The location in Arlington is way more convenient. They also treat their employees well, closed on holidays etc. Jill, who is now the manager has been here since they opened. Quality might have gone slightly downhill since they centralized the smokers to the commissary.




Today's feast was 1/2 Slab of Ribs Platter. Ribs, mashed potatoes and baked beans. If you like the icky sweet Boston Baked beans these are not for you you. If you like beans with a nice BBQ flavor, you will love these. I used to drive to W. Newton, get a slab of ribs and a quart of beans and then be in BBQ heaven for days. Gold BBQ sauce on the side as well as a few pickled cucumbers completes the meal. The ribs are outstanding,very nice smoky flavor, tender meat with a nice smoke ring and really nice crust.



It's a small place with limited seating but neat and clean.


You get a nice view of Mass Ave and they have outside seating. Way too cold for me today. Rather be inside smelling all that good food.
Must admit that while the brisket is very tasty and tender it's just a little bit too dry for me. Not dry enough to complain but could be fattier. Lester's have the edge here..


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