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I'm looking for recommendations for the best BBQ to cater a party in April in South Boston. I've got a reasonable (but not extravagant) budget and need a place that can cater to meat eaters, poultry-only eaters, and vegetarians alike. Ideas?

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  1. Redbones in Somerville it is THE BBQ caterer in the area

    1. I used Red Bones for my husbands 50th. It was the most reasonable place with good Q I could find and it was a huge hit. The gal who runs the catering dept was easy to work with and the rep they sent to set up, serve and break down was awesome. Not sure on the veggie options but I supplemented the meal with my own tossed green salad, a quinoa salad and fruit salad so I could focus my money on what they do best.

      My first choice was BT smokehouse out in Sturbridge but I couldn't justify the cost of them coming to my area and wasn't willing to commit to a 2.5 drive on the day of the party.

      1. I know that Sweet Cheeks caters, and to me they're the best tasting BBQ in Boston.

        1. I did East Coast Grill catering a while ago and it was amazing. Could be worth looking into!

          1. I know Soulfire caters - they have it listed on their site - but I don't think they have any veggie entree, just sides.

            1. M&M Ribs (food truck) caters and depending on the structure of your event, might be fun to have the truck on site.


              1. Blackstrap out of Winthrop is tops. hop through the tunnel? they probably even deliver and setup

                1. Just to round out the group blue ribbon bbq also caters, my company used them last year and I thought it was better than previous times.

                  Pigtrip.net also reported a new bbq truck starting in April that might be willing to cater

                  Lilian's Smokin' Rack Barbecue (Somerville MA) is coming to boston starting April 1rst.

                  Mondays - Charlestown Navy Yard, 10AM - 3 PM
                  Tuesdays - Greenway @ Rings Fountain, 11AM - 3PM
                  Wednesdays - City Hall Plaza, 10AM - 3PM
                  Thursdays - Greenway @ Atlantic Ave & High St, 11AM - 3PM
                  Fridays - Belvidere St, 10AM - 3PM.


                  1. I had great luck with Redbones, generous portions, great price and very easy to deal with, and the food was hot and tasty on delivery.

                    1. Tennessee Barbecue in Quincy does catering. We've used them a few times in recent years for a group that is about two-thirds carnivore and one-third vegetarian.

                      1. I've been to a couple parties (in Southie!) catered by Blue Ribbon and been pleased with the results.

                        Also Village Smokehouse does a good job at a good price.

                        1. New England BBQ and Catering in Canton is run by guys who win major BBQ competetions. They ran the kitchen at a place in Weymouth for a short while and the Q was very good there. Their website is http://www.bbqnewengland.com/

                          Not sure about veggie options with them.

                          1. Plus one on Blue Ribbon. They seem to satisfy all the groups you mentioned, plus they bring a TON of food.

                            1. I would check B.T.'s Smokehouse in Sturbridge. They cater and their barbecue is about 100% better than Blue Ribbon. I know they do mac and cheese, cole slaw, green salads and potato salad but it's pretty hard to feed a vegan from any barbecue joint!

                              1. Thanks everyone! I'll let you know what I decide. I might do the meat stuff from one of these places and then get fun veggie sides from KO Pies (I LOVE KO!)