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Bobby Q’s owner answers some Qs about his new BBQ joint–BarQ in Stamford. It’s Q-riffic.

9 Feb

Imagine this, but smaller…

Update: BarQ B.B.Q. is open and here’s our review!  

It’s about to get a little saucy up in this joint.  Bob LeRose, the BBQ genius behind Bobby Q’s Bodacious BBQ & Grill in Westport and the Blues, Views, & BBQ festival, is fixin’ to bring some more flavor to Downtown Stamford.  He’ll be opening BarQ B.B.Q. where Hula Hanks used to be along with the help of Post Road Entertainment (Black Bear Saloon, 84 Park, and Wicked Wolf Tavern).  I had a chance to talk with Bob and we’ve got lots to share with you.  Namely how we think BarQ will be a game changer and will open the world of BBQ to more people than ever.

BarQ will introduce 10-15 “bar snacks” that are BBQ influenced.  So, you could mosey on down to the bar, order some snacks, and drink the night away.  You can expect lots of great drinks and more of a social kind of vibe here, so it’ll be perfect to meet up with some friends, go out on a date, or just hang out.

But, what about the BBQ?  Oh, my smoke loving friends, let me tell you why BarQ will rock your world.  BBQ dishes will be served a la carte, so you’ll be able to get smaller portions of your favorites such as pulled pork, ribs, brisket, and chicken.  Also, you’ll be able to mix and match as many sides as you’d like to your heart’s content.  So, just want a snack sized BBQ portion of some of Bob’s awesome brisket?  Go ahead and order it!  Feeling a bit oinky?  Do it up with lots of bbq plates and sides.  BarQ has you covered whatever appetite you walk in with.

“We’ll introduce more people to the world of BBQ,” Bob told me, “they won’t feel as overwhelmed.”  Oh yes, imagine the possibilities.

Can’t wait for them to open?  Want a sample of what to expect?  Check them out at Taste of Stamford on 2/16/12.

BarQ B.B.Q.

261 Main Street

Stamford, CT 06901

Eat, Drink, and Vote in Your Favorites: BANDAPALOOZA Decides 3 Alive @ Five Acts! Stamford Downtown, CT

19 May

Update:  Here are the results, live at 5, 5/23.  There will be three more competitions to decide the bands who will play at Alive @ Five.  Check back for the final entrants shortly after June 16.

June 2           The Woulda Coulda Shouldas (eliminated) vs. Black Taxi  (eliminated)
June 9           Stalking Sally vs. The Mike Cusato Band
June 16         The Adam Currie Band vs.The Mad Things featuring The Good Doctor
All three dates are on Bedford Street at 5 pm.

If you live in or near Stamford, you’ve probably been to at least one Alive @ Five event.  This year will be uber-awesome with acts like Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer and The B-52s, but there are other acts yet to be decided.  12 acts will be playing in Downtown Stamford this Friday, May 20, in hopes of being one of the three finalists who will actually play at Alive @ Five!  Yeah, damn cool honor.

So, check out some of the restaurants listed below, all linked up for your easy consumption.  Check out these spots, do some Omnoming, vote for your faves, and rock on!  After this, check out BANDAPALOOZA on Bedford Street on June 2, 9, and 16 to see your favorite band through to the Alive @ Five stage.

The Palms -> Freddy & The Yetis (Full set time: 8:30pm-9:30pm)

Hula Hank’s -> The Adam Currie Band (Full set time: 8:30pm-9:30pm)

Bobby Vs -> Sea Rhapsody (Full set time: 9:30pm-11:00pm)

Rack N’ Roll -> Bend or Break (Full set time: 9:30pm-10:30pm)

-> Black Taxi (Full set time: 11:00pm-11:45pm)

BUtterfield 8 -> The Woulda Coulda Shouldas (Full set time: 9:00pm-10:30pm)

Tigín Irish Pub -> Coax Rhino (Full set time: 10:00pm-11:00pm)

Bradford’s -> The Mad Things featuring The Good Doctor (Full set time: 10:30pm-11:30pm)

Black Bear Saloon -> Stalking Sally (Full set time: 10:00pm-12:00am)

SBC (Food + Beer Review) -> Kristin Errett (Full set time: 10:45pm-11:45pm)

The Fez (1st Review, 2nd Review)  -> Made Again (Full set time: 11:00pm-12:15am)

Brick House -> The Mike Cusato Band (Full set time: 10:30pm-1:30am)

For up-to-date info see  www.stamford-downtown.com.

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