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Feb 8, 2007 09:27 AM

Down n' Dirty BBQ Manchester NH rumor

Rumor has been going arond that Down n' Dirty BBQ in Manchester NH is now catering only. This is not true. While they do a good catering business, they are still the same restaurant we all know and love.

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  1. Ate there recently and it was very good.

    1. We went over today to re-stock our supply of BBQ sauce and found it closed. Any one know if they're closed, closed or just have funny hours?

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        1. re: edinaeats

          There's some really good BBQ info at They report it as closed. However, the (potentially) good news is that there's a new place in Manch Vegas that may be worth a try: City Flame Smokehouse. I haven't been myself, but it's on my list, as is Premiere Palette. Check out the "Joints" page for info and reviews.

          1. re: natureboy

            I have been to both . PP is part soul food ( fried chicken etc ) part BBQ . Their BBQ items are limited to beef, no pork . The only problem I have found is that they are sometimes out of BBQ items sometimes . When they do have it, it is excellent - their beef ribs are very good . They have decent side dishes as well .

            City Flame is relatively new and run by a former employee of Goody Coles in Brentwood NH . Multiple visits have confirmed that it is very good, at least as good if not better than the beloved Down-n-Dirty . While they don't have some of the stuff like catfish that DD had, their BBQ menu is complete and I have found that whenever I visit, food is consistently good .

            Overall, both places are well worth checking out IMO . At this point I would give the edge to City Flame unless I had a hankering for beef ribs.

            1. re: Msample

              I actually think the beef ribs are the weakest item at PP--very sweet and skimpy on the meat. Her fried chicken, brisket, fried okra, dirty slaw, sweet potato pie and bread pudding are amazing.

      1. The place went down hill when Rick sold to the wrong people. They were cooks trying to run a business they didn't understand. Rick wanted to sell the business to me back in 1999, I couldn't do it.

        City Flame Smokehouse has some of the best ribs I have ever had. Meaty, Memphis dry rub and cooked to prefection. Brisket and Pulled pork were not to my liking, but still cooked in a JR Enterprise smoker using hickory. That would make an old boot taste wonderful.