The Red-Eyed Pig opened earlier this month in West Roxbury, and it's the latest addition to the Boston barbecue scene. This is the second restaurant from the folks behind Plymouth's well-respected Blue-Eyed Crab, and initial reports from Boston hounds are positive.
devilham started off a recent meal with pork belly doughnuts ("soft and fluffy, salty and just good") and some stuffed jalapeños ("simply an outstanding dish"). He also tried a sample of the pulled pork, which was so delicious it prompted him to order a sandwich on the spot.
sallyt enjoyed the macaroni and cheese, while her husband and daughter loved the ribs and hush puppies. Desserts are served in Mason jars—devilham tried the apple crisp, while sallyt ordered the "fantastic" peanut butter pie.
The restaurant is mostly doing takeout business, though a few barstools are available for eating at the counter. The food travels reasonably well, but it could be improved upon with more breathable containers. As devilham says, though, when it comes to the overall excellent performance at Red-Eyed Pig, a minor drawback like this is "no show stopper."
The Red-Eyed Pig [West Roxbury]
1753 Centre Street, Boston