Bob LeRose, owner of Bobby Q’s in Westport and Bar Q in Stamford grew up in the Riverside neighborhood of Greenwich, CT. Do you think he ever realized that just right down the block from his first home would be the site of his future restaurant, his third nonetheless? Or, do you think he ever could have imagined that he’d create one of the best festivals in Connecticut: Blues, Views, & BBQ? How could any person (aside from John Edwards) fortell such awesomeness?
So, what does Bob LeRose have in store for us in Greenwich with Bobby Q’s Pit Stop (no site yet) that will open in about three weeks? Well, starting off he’s teamed up with his cousin Joey Boucher who first opened up Joey B’s in Cos Cob. This team makes the perfect pairing for what Bobby Q’s Pit Stop will be all about: bbq, burgers, dogs, chili, sides, and salads to go. Their new restaurant will be located at 1340 East Putnam Ave. in Greenwich right where Moe’s Burger Joint used to be. If you feel like eating in, there will be 12 seats and plenty of standing room while you devour the best of American cuisine. Speaking of the food, let’s dive deeper into the menu. There will be some classic dishes from Bobby Q’s in Westport. On the menu will also be five different chilis based off of the family recipe, held onto by their Uncle Frank. The dogs featured here blew Bobby and Joey away and are made by a company in Boston. They are the first restaurant in Connecticut to serve these dogs up! The burgers are going to be great too, made with fresh daily ground beef that is sourced locally. Also, the salads are a nice option for friends or family members who don’t want meat or want something not as heavy…there are plans for three different kinds right now. Rounding things up are the sides, many of which are vegetarian friendly…very nice touch. You don’t have to be Debbie Downer anymore and be the one to say, “Oh, but they don’t have anything vegetarian here!”
The recipes featured at Bobby Q’s Pit Stop are a product of years of blood, sweat, tears, experimentation, and creativity in the kitchen for Bob and Joey. This leads to one of the most important things for Bob: creativity and pushing your boundaries. He didn’t want to open another Bobby Q’s clone and push out another restaurant under the same exact model. Instead, he came together with family back to his hometown to bring great food. According to BBQ great LeRose, that’s exactly what Bobby Q’s Pit Stop will be all about: family, the community, and coming together over great food. “It’s more than the food you put on the plate…it’s also about community,” he told us.
What else can we say? We think Bob is an awesome kind of guy and he loves to give back. Whether it’s teaching amateurs how to BBQ, holding a BBQ contest, putting together events like Biergarten on the Green, donating to charities and local organizations, or making Connecticut a BBQ force to be reckoned with, Bob has really developed the recipe for success. We’re very excited for the opening and we know that our friends Kevin and Alyson who live nearby will be, too. Also, as Bobby Q’s Pit Stop gets closer to summer, expect to get delivery! Anybody in nearby Stamford or Greenwich will be happy for that. Plus, they’ll have catering available, so if you’re looking to get food for a nice get together or family BBQ, Bob and Joey are the men to hit up!
Congratulations to Bob and Joey on their newest venture together. We can’t wait to dive on in and go hog wild!
Bobby Q’s Pit Stop
Address: 1340 East Putnam Avenue