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Aug 24, 2007 05:57 AM

Tennessee BBQ in Ballston Spa

Some guys from Memphis have set up their rig outside of the Double M Western store just west of exit 12 of the Northway. Pulled pork, baby back and beef ribs, brisket, chicken, smoked over hickory and oak. Baked beans and other sides. Eat on the hood of your car, or maybe at a picnic table. Meat is Tennessee style, dry-rubbed, vinegar- or mustard-based sauce passed separately. They'll be there until November 1, and maybe longer, if they can locate some inside space. The real deal, and very tasty.

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  1. now I'm really, really hungry. I'm fearing this is someplace upstate. What town is this in? I'm trying to find an excuse to tell the wife and kids of why we need to pass by there and accidentally stumble on this!

    - Adam

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    1. re: adamclyde

      Balston Spa is way upstate, near Saratoga, adam....a long drive.

      1. re: ChefBoyAreMe

        Hmm. Google tells me this is going to be more than 3 hours away. Dang. I've got to figure something out...

        1. re: adamclyde

          Adamclyde, have you tried Big W? It's just about an hour away and quite good. Not Tennessee style and not everything was perfection but very good on many counts. Much better - imho - than Q and much more reasonable in price.

        2. re: ChefBoyAreMe

          Actually it is in the Capitol District and on the verge of the Adirondacks and northern NY. If you were looking for a weekend in Lake George or chcking out Saratoga or heading farther north like up to Lake Placid you could make it a lunch stop going or coming.

      2. J-Bob's (that's what it's called, J-Bob's) is moving to permanent quarters at the old Janet's V-Corners, 2 miles west of its present location. It'll be at the intersection of Rts. 67 and 50. It'll be a sit-down restaurant, counter service, I imagine. Great stuff.

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          1. WAY WAY WAY Too Expensive $$$$$ I went to J-Bobs and paid over $10 dollars for a small pulled pork sandwich, fries and a soda! They really need to review there prices and market their business better to get away from high prices and bring in the customers. They could put PJ's BBQ out of business in quality if they really tried(I do not see motivation to do that). You would never hear of J-Bobs unless you drive by the restaurant. I did not see any corn bread available, the BBQ sauce is good, really my only issue is the outrageous prices. I would go back if the same meal went for $6 to $6.50 a meal. IF the prices dropped 45% in price for everything, I would be a local! Hopefully the owners read this.

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