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skippy66 May 18, 2010 12:46 PM

Has anyone been there? What do you think?

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    momoftwo May 19, 2010 03:56 AM

    OMG, went about 3 weeks ago with a group of gals. We were a litte "in our cups"! But we had a delicious assortment of foods and the drinks were great too. We had the shrimp, some spring rolls and they gave us a sample of the pulled pork. This is asian cuisine, not american,southern bbq. The room is funny, its long and narrow with a bar off to the left and a smattering of tables, not nearly enough given the size of the room. The bartender mentioned that a town ordinance was limiting the seating, the place feels sparse. But go for the food, try lots of different things, it was great.

    1. neil May 19, 2010 04:35 AM

      I made a quick stop -- on my own -- for the pulled pork sandwich one weekday evening about 10 days ago. It is not a traditional BBQ restaurant but the sandwich was really good - piled high and very tasty. Sloppy Joe-style hamburger bun; average coleslaw. for $7. We are in such a Chow wasteland out here that I cannot resist grading on the curve but it was good enough that I will go back with friends and try the ribs.

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      Po's BBQ
      Rt 27 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01742

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        bear May 19, 2010 05:46 AM

        Note to the mods: The address is wrong. It should be Acton MA 01720

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          trufflehound May 19, 2010 02:43 PM

          Where exactly?

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            bear May 19, 2010 02:50 PM

            I haven't been, but that's the address of the CVS plaza, which is on the left a couple of miles after the Concord rotary on Rte. 2A/119.

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              chickendhansak May 19, 2010 03:37 PM

              That's correct, it is the strip mall on the intersection of the Great Road (119) and Rt. 27 which contains the CVS, a posh kitchen shop, and Cafe Ziba (which may be the best coffee on the Great Road, but the baked goods are not up to much).

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              Cafe Ziba
              340 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720

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                three of us May 19, 2010 04:44 PM

                Doesn't it drive you crazy that there is not a tasty baked good to match the delicious coffee?

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              bostonron May 19, 2010 03:42 PM

              Woods Plaza at the intersection of Rt. 27 and 2A.

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          khandha May 19, 2010 07:39 PM

          Quite good pulled pork. Slaw is unusual but fine, baked beans indifferent. Would benefit from a selection of sauces a la Blue Ribbon. Curious now to try their brisket and ribs.

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            jread23 Jul 9, 2010 06:40 AM

            I went yesterday for lunch with a friend. We both thought the ribs were dry and tasteless and the brisket, while tender, was also tasteless and neither had any smoke taste though both had a "smoke ring". Don't know how it got there since you couldn't taste it.

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