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Down n' Dirty BBQ Manchester NH rumor

edinaeats Feb 8, 2007 09:27 AM

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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    glidbq Dec 23, 2007 04:16 PM

    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.

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      martiniqueeni Dec 15, 2007 12:28 PM

      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: martiniqueeni
        edinaeats Dec 15, 2007 03:09 PM

        They closed early summer.

        1. re: edinaeats
          natureboy Dec 16, 2007 08:25 AM

          There's some really good BBQ info at http://pigtrip.net/. 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
            Msample Dec 17, 2007 10:27 AM

            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
              whs Dec 17, 2007 10:11 PM

              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.

      2. whs Feb 8, 2007 11:48 AM

        Ate there recently and it was very good.

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