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Apr 1, 2011 09:26 AM

Formaggio Kitchen Weekend BBQ

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.

Formaggio Kitchen
244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: dsmoxie

        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.

        1. re: VivreManger

          I retract my sausage comment. Try the andouille today.

          1. re: KilgoreTrout

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

        1. 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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          1. re: Matt H

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

            1. re: FoodDabbler

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