Slowbones in Burlington has been open since November, but I had no idea until driving by earlier this week so I couldn't wait to stop by for lunch today.
I thought it was funny saying "FIRE" outside a BBQ Joint. They are located in the Burlington Marketplace not in the Burlington Mall as the map on their website shows. Some outdoor seating with a very welcome shadow, hot hot today.
Plenty of seating inside this spacious area.
I went with the sampler platter, 1/4 chicken (I asked for dark and got that), 2 ribs and sliced brisket. The chicken was delicious, dark on the outside and tender and moist on the inside. Brisket was very tender with good flavor, but I didn't see any smoke ring.
Another picture of the St Louis style ribs, super tender and moist and they were so moist that I wonder if some steaming has been involved. The rub was a bit on the sweet side.
All plates come with 2 sides and I choose Mashed Potatoes and Smokey BBQ Beans. I also got gravy and it was a white gravy, not bad. The mashed potatoes, described as "Buttery Homestyle Recipe" was watery and bland to the point that it could have been potatoes out of a box. The beans were OK, cooked nicely but a bit too liquidy for me. The staff was very nice and it was service with a smile.
Tuscan Kitchen, of Salem NH fame, is building a restaurant across the road and that will be a nice addition despite my last visit being somewhat less than stellar.
Update: The map location on their website is now correct.