My husband and I are avid BBQ fans but find that the options in Boston are slim. Most have one part of the deal right but lack on the other items(ie. good meat, lousy sides or vice versa) .
This was my first time eating at M&M Rib Truck. It is located in a truck on the corner of Norfolk ave and Hampton Street in a little lot. It formerly was on Columbia road for about 25 years and then had a brief stint in Dorchester on Geneva ave.
Pulling in to the lot, I instantly smelled the sweet smoky meat being cooked that day. This is not a restaurant, but they do have a picnic table to eat at. The service is very friendly and the owner’s daughter is very knowledgeable about the food.
Now to the good part…I ordered a ½ slab of ribs, a large side of potatoes and onions, and the spicy rice and beans. They threw in a free side of chopped BBQ (aka pulled pork) to try. The total came to $17 and there was plenty of food for my husband and I.
I’ll start with the ribs. The meat was smoked to perfection, very moist and not overpowering. The sauce was sweet and vinegary, just the way I prefer. The sides were very good as well. Potatoes were mixed with onions that had a wonderful caramelized taste (which I could clearly taste but not see). I would not characterize this as mashed or smashed potatoes; it was more of a mashed potato with larger chunks of pre-mashed potatoes. This gave it a great texture. The beans were served over the spicy short grain rice. Again, very good. The chopped BBQ was excellent as well; tender, juicy – but not swimming in sauce. Since it is chopped and not pulled, there is more texture.
Over all, this is the best BBQ I have had up north. The flavors of the meat are highlighted by the great sauce and not overpowered by it. I highly recommend checking it out. They also do catering.
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