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New BBQ joint in the Philly Area

What's your favorite place (aside from your backyard) to eat BBQ?
Post Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:10 pm
halter91 medium

Posts: 144
Location: Norristown, Pa

BBQ USA, went last week and got the pulled pork. Pretty good, almost as good as uncle georges!!!

Rte 363 and Germantown Pike in Fairview Village. I truely hope they make it, we need more mom and pop BBQ chains in the north.

Post Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:15 pm
sixfofalcon medium-well

Posts: 211
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Don't know why I'm just finding this thread now, but I'll have to check that one out. 8)

We just got a new place in my neighborhood (Roxborough) called Holy Smokes. The reviews are good so far. They have live music regularly too. Can't wait to get over there and see if it's any good.
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Post Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:34 pm
B-More BBQ medium-rare

Posts: 72
Location: Baltimore, MD
According to Google Maps, Benny Roma's Barbecue USA (BBQ USA) in Fairview Village is no longer in business.

Please give us a review on Holy Smokes though. I'm up in Conshohocken often.
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Post Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:47 am
sixfofalcon medium-well

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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sad to report that Holy Smokes is a big disappointment. It started out very good, then when the exec chef left the premises, the food quality slipped considerably. It's mediocre at best now.
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Post Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:56 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Location: Stoughton, WI
Six, have you heard about Percy Street? It's supposed to be opening this month and the people involved actually went to Texas to study barbecue. They even made a video of the trip.


Post Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:49 pm
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
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Posts: 5469
Location: Damascus, Maryland
Lottsa folks go to TX to "study" Q
and then come home without any post oak
or the 100 year old well seasoned pits!

Even in my small corner of the back yard Q world.

The Craig's list find of a Bar-B-Chef offset
gently used for under $100 WITH an unopened cover
'cause it was garage kept!
(Although I am VERY proud of the find!)

Can't yet produce the Q that my smutty, skanky, rusty
old NBS can. It just seems to taste TOO clean!

I'm in the middle right now of a concerted effort to season the
NEW girl with more than just empty cooking sessions.

Main thing I thing helps is to let the juices that accumulate in the
belly of the smoker to spit and sizzle at the opening of the fire box.

It really has seemed to start tempering the flavor of the pit.

Now I'm beginning to understand why the best pit masters
just scrape them down a dispose of the loose stuff.

A pit can really be TOO clean!
(Of course mold from infrequent use MUST be delt with
in the strongest way possible.)

Then you'll just have to start all over and
re season it again! :wink:
(More cooks, more cooks, mo....)

So just try and use it more often.

I'll even build small fires in the cooker just to help dry it
out is I think it's been too long since the last use
or if I think it'll be a while until I get the time to cook.

I just light 1/3 to 1/2 chim of coal and toss on a chunk of wood .
Adjust the dampers to 300* and let it burn out.
(Be sure to clean out the ash!)

Smells good while it's going too! 8)

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