Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Blue Ribbon BBQ Review - Southern Goodness!

I usually get take out from Blue Ribbon BBQ but we decided to toss things up and eat there instead. We shared a platter of dry rubbed BBQ ribs with collard greens and black eyed corn. The platter also comes with corn bread making it more than enough food for two!

The BBQ here is the absolute best in Boston. The meat is slightly charred on the outside and tender on the inside. I don't know why people bother with Red Bones :P Anyway, I'm not in much of a writing mood today so I'm going to let the photos speak for themselves:

The sides at Blue Ribbon are as good as the meat! The corn and collard greens were delicious. Finally you have to wash it all down with sweet tea. MMMMM

(Sorry for the blurry iPhone photo...)

Chomp Meter:
IMO this is the best place for BBQ in the Boston area. Great sides, corn bread and sweet tea too! Head here for your fix ...

Blue Ribbon BBQ

(Newton Location)
1375 Washington St
West Newton, MA
tel 617 332 2583

(Arlington Location)
908 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA
tel 781 648 7427

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craig said...

I'm not sure about the Newton location but I can tell you that from my experience, the simple reason people go to somerville's red bones over arlington's blue ribbon: blue ribbon has no liquor license. Red Bones taps offer up some of the best beer around. Red Bones is also more easily accessible and in the heart of Davis Sq where blue ribbon is in the-middle-of-nowhere Arlington Heights. Great if you live down the street but not so good if you are looking for a destination on a weekend night.

Mr. Saucy said...

I agree w/ Chomps w/ regards to the quality of the food - Blue Ribbon is probably the best in the Boston area, but it is best suited for take-out.

I personally like Firefly's over RedBones for a "liquor-licensed" night out, but obviously Firefly's has no location in/near the city proper.

mini said...

craig- good point Red Bones does serve up good beer! And the location can't be beat by the other bbq joints.

mr Saucy- Good point about Firefly! I've been to the Framingham location (i used to work nearby) and I prefer the food there over Red Bones too :) but then again I have easy access to a car.