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Formaggio Kitchen Weekend BBQ

Matt H Apr 1, 2011 09:26 AM

Looks like the new season has started. I have never been myself, any recommendations on what to get? Also what is a good time to show up for lunch? I heard the lines can get quite lengthy.

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Formaggio Kitchen
244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

  1. Matt H Apr 3, 2011 10:21 AM

    Arrived yesterday around noon to not much of a line. Between my wife and I we tried the Pulled Pork, Brisket, Cornbread and 2 Ribs.

    Pulled Pork and Brisket were excellent, the sauce and slaw were also delicious they were topped with. Cornbread was tasty, a little bit sweet which is a negative to me but not overly like most places in town. Finally the Ribs were meaty, tender and very flavorful.

    We will definitely be returning, good value and delicious food.

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      FoodDabbler Apr 3, 2011 12:00 PM

      Glad you enjoyed it, but shouldn't you have been in Darbar?

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        Matt H Apr 3, 2011 03:54 PM

        Ha! Very true, change of plans, watched the match on replay at the house.

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      afty698 Apr 2, 2011 01:16 PM

      I'm still dreaming about the beef ribs I had there last year. Also, the baked beans are delicious.

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        dsmoxie Apr 1, 2011 10:17 AM

        Yes, early is better. I try to get there around 11:15 or so. I, too, generally prefer the "pulled" meats -- and, if they have them, the burnt ends -- to the sausages.

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          VivreManger Apr 2, 2011 05:13 AM

          Do they ever grill merguez for the weekend BBQ?

          They do stock them inside from time to time made in their own kitchen and will make them to order as well, but I have yet to try them and wonder if their version is worth ordering. At about $10 a pound for a special order they are not cheap.

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            KilgoreTrout Apr 2, 2011 08:28 AM

            I retract my sausage comment. Try the andouille today.

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              FoodDabbler Apr 2, 2011 01:21 PM

              While you're right that the pulled meats are generally a better bet (I particularly like the lamb when they have it), I have had very good sausages there in the past.

              To VivreManger: I remember merguez from some time ago.

        2. KilgoreTrout Apr 1, 2011 10:00 AM

          The earlier the better in terms of wait time. Also, save time and bring cash or you have to go inside and wait in another line. Everything is at least better then average, my least favorites have been the various sausages. They tend not to be as in your face flavorful as they sound like they will be. All the "pulled" proteins have been great.

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