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Why is it so hard to find ribs at BBQ joints, in Maine, that have not been pre-boiled?

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Why is it so hard to find ribs at BBQ joints, in Maine, that have not been pre-boiled?

Passadumkeg | Jul 20, 2011 06:10 AM

We have been to 3 BBQ places in the last 3 weeks and were disappointed that places that specialize in BBQ'd spare ribs would boil them first. This fall off the bone BBQ sauce flavored pork mush is not a BBQ'd rib. Atlantic Breweries ribs, maybe I can understand, it is a brewery first and foremost. Wo's Wicked fine BBQ on Verona Island, has been highly touted by "The Bangor Deadly Snooze". It is solely a Q place, but serves mushy ribs and their spicy sauce is still bland. Our biggest disappointment for ribs was Big Pete's Blues Wagon, just opposite the Trenton Airport in Trenton, on Rt. 3. The ribs were pre-boiled, but the best of the 3. But Pete should know better. The live blues performances on Sunday afternoon are fun and it is BYOB. Crazy Dave's Pit BBQ, the big black smoker on Rt. 3 as you leave Ellsworth, toward Bar Harbor. It's the real thing, but eating on a hot black top parking lot, has no ambiance at all. Got any recommendations for real smoked spare ribs???

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