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Smokey’s Char-Grill BBQ – Hamden

Nice little piece in the New Haven Advocate about a Hamden, Connecticut favorite, Smokey’s Char-Grill BBQ. There aren’t a ton of BBQ Joints in Connecticut, so it’s nice to see that there are some places that people can go to get some low and slow BBQ.

Photo courtesy of Kathleen Cei

From the article by Betsy Yagla “Smokey’s smoker is gas-fired and gets its smoke from hickory wood. The machine is six feet tall, five feet wide and eight feet deep with 15 rotisserie-like racks inside. The smoker is loaded up at night with spice-rubbed meats to cook at 225 degrees. The pork butt smokes for 15 to 16 hours and the brisket for about 12. He also cooks baby back ribs and chicken (which first gets brined in apple cider) this way for about five hours.

I haven’t been, but would love to know if anyone out there has. Send over some comments or a review and I’ll post. You can read the entire piece here

Updated 11-12-10 – I stand corrected, there are actually a large number of joints in Connecticut. I had my geography off as I had Maine in my head. Thanks Gary at

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  1. I visited once this summer for a weekend dinner, and while nothing wowed me, I did see much potential for down the road. They have some interesting hamburgers too.

    As for there not being many barbecue joints in Connecticut, I would disagree. Quality is not as high as in greater Boston or NYC, but small cities and towns that you’d expect to barely support one barbecue joint sometimes have two or three.

    Comment by PigTrip — November 12, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

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