First off, this was all totally unintentional.
So you all know Tiffani Faison from Top Chef, right? (She was a finalist in the first season. She has red hair. Yeah, her!) She has an awesome BBQ place in Boston, Sweet Cheeks, that we finally went to for Date Night on Friday.
But first, we stopped at Michael Schlow’s Barrio Cantina for some pre-dinner drinks. He was on the first season of Top Chef Masters. We didn’t plan to go there, but it is so close to the restaurant. And there were seats at the bar.
I had a Dark n Stormy.
The Mr. settled into a Narragansett, which is disappointingly now brewed in Latrobe, PA.
When it was time for our reservation, we shuffled down the street to the overwhelmingly PACKED Sweet Cheeks.
Every seat, every bar stool was taken, and a line was forming outside. But somehow all that activity gave the place great energy!
Everything about the place was spot on for a joint serving some down home BBQ.
Even the wall decorations!
The large windows were open to the outdoor bar area, which helped with the noise and with the temperature.
I ordered me a spicy tequila drinky drink!
Served in the requisite mason jar.
We were given a tip to be sure to order the biscuits. Sooooo good! The honey butter just melted on those warm biscuits.
I opted for the burnt ends sandwich with a side of macaroni and cheese. Both were fantastic — the sandwich was on Texas Toast and the mac and cheese had plenty of crunchy panko on the top.
The Mr. ordered his meat by the pound. He had both pulled pork and short ribs. He included a side of baked beans, which we both agreed were underdone — the only blemish on an otherwise perfect meal.
We finished with the most amazing dessert. I did take a photo of it but it is so dark. You’ll have to imagine it for yourself. Butterscotch. Pudding. With a salted caramel glaze. Speechless.