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Blue Ribbon, Tennesee's or FireFly's for a party

alakate Dec 4, 2006 04:02 PM

We're looking to have serve BBQ for an upcoming party. Which of the three below is best?

Blue Ribbon BBQ
Tennesee's BBQ
FireFly's BBQ

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    KitchenAid Dec 5, 2006 02:06 PM

    I'd skip Tenessee's. Its okay if you are need need of a fix, but I wouldn't cater from them.

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      catspercapita Dec 4, 2006 08:03 PM

      Blue ribbon. yum, yum.

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      1. re: catspercapita
        VivreManger Dec 5, 2006 03:42 AM

        I am picking up ribs, brisket, sausage, and bbq chicken for my class tomorrow pm. Can't wait to get to BR.

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          StriperGuy Dec 5, 2006 01:27 PM

          Just FYI, if the order is big enough Blue Ribbon delivers for not much more $

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        mizzduke Dec 4, 2006 06:44 PM

        I have preferred Firefly's catering to their actual in-house meals in the past... I am not sure why this is, but the quality had definitely been better at catered events. The SO and I were excited about making it to the restaurant after having Firefly's at an event, but I found their in-house food underwhelming.

        I prefer Blue Ribbon overall, although I haven't been to anything they have catered!

        1. Chris VR Dec 4, 2006 06:30 PM

          I've only had Firefly's at a BBQ competition but it was pretty good. You can't go wrong with Blue Ribbon either. Tennesse's is passable but I'd do Lester's before I'd do Tennessee's. I need to try more of Lester's before I could say if I like it better then Blue Ribbon.

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            buffet king Dec 4, 2006 04:49 PM

            I would vote for Firefly's followed by Blue Ribbon. I have never been to Tennesee's so I can't comment on them. Firefly's in Framingham is my favorite BBQ place. I like their ribs, pulled chicken, fried chicken, diced beef brisket and pulled pork. At Blue Ribbon BBQ I like their beef brisket and pulled chicken. The side orders at Blue Ribbon are also very good except I didn't like their mac and cheese.

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              Pat Hammond Dec 5, 2006 01:50 PM

              I recently had Blue Ribbon's grits with jalapenos. I was thinking about them just this morning! Spicy and good.

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                yumyum Dec 5, 2006 03:31 PM

                Pat -- so glad to see you went back for the grits. Deeeeeeelicious!

            2. Angel Food Dec 4, 2006 04:47 PM

              You can't go wrong with Firefly's either. They do a great job catering. And they have fried chicken! :)

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                ChuToro Dec 4, 2006 04:49 PM

                Blue Ribbon is hard to beat in NYC, and they have variety the other two cannot touch.

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                  Angel Food Dec 4, 2006 05:47 PM


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                    Joanie Dec 4, 2006 06:17 PM

                    Maybe he's talking bout Blue Smoke in NYC?

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                      StriperGuy Dec 4, 2006 07:01 PM

                      There are several (related to each other) restaurants in NYC. BR Sushi, and BR in Brooklyn. They however have NOTHING to do with Blue Ribbon BBQ in the Boston area.

                2. hiddenboston Dec 4, 2006 04:04 PM

                  I'd go with Blue Ribbon. I was at a party last year that was catered by them, and everything was delicious (the mac and cheese was my favorite!).

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