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Has Blue Ribbon BBQ gone downhill?


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Has Blue Ribbon BBQ gone downhill?

suepea | Nov 11, 2010 09:39 AM

Blue Ribbon BBQ had been an extremely reliable "go to" place for us -- great BBQ, food always good, and portions generous. A Godsend on weeknights when we were too busy too cook. Unfortunately, for the last year or so, it seems to be on a downhill slide. Has anyone else noticed? The folks behind the counter don't seem to be as friendly or as consistent as in the past. On Weds night, my husband (a big guy) ordered a pork rib and beef brisket duo, and got just two ribs (he usually gets 3-4), and the brisket was a skimpy portion too (and a bit dry). I know his portion was skimpy because mine seemed huge in comparison. The coleslaw had no flavor, like it was missing key ingredients (salt? vinegar?). It's a shame I recently bought 3 groupons (forgetting about the downhill slide we've been noticing). In the recent past, I've noticed the meats being less tasty, or carelessly served up (lots of fat and nonedible stuff...)

Having achieved some level of success have the owners become a little too hands off? I hope they start paying more attention before we all lose what was once a very good thing.

Blue Ribbon BBQ
910 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

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