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Updated – New BBQ Joint Opening – Blackstrap BBQ – Winthrop, MA

Update 10.12.10

Just received an email from Chris Thompson, chef and owner of Blackstrap BBQ who was kind enough to update me on the new phone number and website which you can find here. He also said that the joint will be opening at the end of October.

Here’s some additional info:

“Blackstrap BBQ takes its name from blackstrap molasses, an ingredient you’ll find in many of Thompson’s barbecue recipes. The menu features all types of traditional barbecue, from regions all over the United States. Items will include: Texas style beef brisket, Memphis style dry rub ribs, and Louisiana style catfish po’ boys. Don’t forget the side dishes: collard greens, pork rich baked beans, and two types of coleslaw. Although meat is king in barbecue, there will be good eats for vegetarians here too, with offerings such as barbecue mushroom sandwich, a daily soup, and seasonal farmers’ market vegetables.”

Thompson states, “We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel. We just want to make food that is damn good, in a community that isn’t already over-run with restaurants. The spot is nice and small, so we can focus on doing it right.” Winthrop local, Economides, says “Winthrop has been my home for 10 years now, and I’m proud to bring Blackstrap BBQ to this neighborhood.”

Blackstrap BBQ will fire up its smoker (a Southern Pride that can hold up to 650 lbs. of meat) later this month. The restaurant will be open Tuesday through Sunday, for both lunch and dinner.

Here’s some additional information on the two owners:
Thompson and co-owner, Jim Economides, met while working together at the legendary East Coast Grill, in Cambridge, MA and have since formed a partnership through their love for good, old-fashioned barbecue. The duo has worked in restaurants throughout the Metro-Boston area, notably at The Blue Room, and new industry hot spot, Highland Kitchen. Economides also co-opened the All Star Sandwich Bar in Cambridge, MA, a Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” award winner. Now Thompson and Economides compile their years of restaurant experience and food adventures to put forth a 16 seat, fast-paced, mostly take-out joint.

Here’s their motto: BBQ = Love + Happiness

From what it looks like, this is going to be great BBQ Joint in the Boston area. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

Previous Post – 10.11.10
Boston Restaurant Talk is reporting that Boston will be soon home to a new BBQ Joint, Blackstrap BBQ.

No real information other than the hours (not even a phone number). You can see the story here. I’ll get you more once I have it, but if you know anything about the menu, BBQ style, etc. please feel free to contact me.

Check them out on Facebook here

Find the new joint when it opens here:

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