When we talked with Bob LeRose about the opening of Bar Q in Stamford to say we were excited would be an understatement. Small plates of BBQ with great drink options? It seemed like a no-brainer! Now, having been there five times, we can say the food has definitely improved and they’ve worked through their opening kinks. But, it’s crazy to think that they have been open for a year already!
And, with that year of being open, they’ve changed things up a bit. First off, they’ve revamped their menu by adding some larger BBQ plates, salads, sandwiches, and other options that will get you excited like the Bar Q Cuban sandwich. They have also added in good options for family dining such as the Sunday evening $50 family style dinner that gets you 3 fixins’, 5 BBQ items, and 3 sides. And, you also might have heard about their new concept on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights starting at 10: Bar Q Saloon. Cowgirls dance on the bar and serve up some mighty fine drink specials. They play country music and, at times, they even have a mechanical bull for your to conquer out on their patio. You’ll need to follow them on FB to see when the bull has arrived.
Even with all of these changes, Bob LeRose continues to wow and bring in more awards. Recently at the Greenwich Town Party, Bob beat other BBQ giants in the People’s Choice BBQ Grill-Off. Bobby Q’s took first place in both categories (pulled pork and chicken) and smoked the competition of Big Head Ed BBQ, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Handsome Devil BBQ, J.C.’s Wicked BBQ, Q Haven BBQ, and Smokehouse Tailgate Grill. His winning pork dish was a collaboration with Bruno DiFabio of ReNapoli in Greenwich. They created a pizza that had red onions, pulled pork, and bacon and that was all cooked in the smoker. Holy good God. And, he worked with Dave Conti on a new smoked chicken wing recipe that featured Bobby’s award winning sauce. They were finished off with toasted sesame seeds and green onions then served over pickled veggies that they picked up at the Westport Farmers’ Market.
So, come on down pardn’r and check out Bar Q this weekend for their first anniversary party! On Friday and Saturday (6/7-8) they’ll have a complimentary cocktail hour with free hors d’oeuvre from 9 to 10 pm. Or, you could stop by for lunch on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and get 50% off lunch. Or, if you feel like some din din, check them out any of those three days and get a free snack with your dinner.
Address: 15 Clark Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 316-0278