I've read the occasional downhill alerts on this place here and held onto hope that it wasn't so. Now, Cooking from a central commissary, lack of smoke etc. I have to say it is indeed sad but true. i ordered a half rack of ribs using a Groupon and this was as disappointing a meat as I've had in a great while. There was no semblance of slow wood cooked BBQ flavor, no bark, no smoke ring, no lingering perfume on the fingers. The meat was alternately stringy and fatty. Just sad. When it opened, it was a huge leap over what we had in Boston. Has anyone been pleased with the West Newton location lately. The central commissary thing has me doubting.