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Pig Out @ Farmboys BBQ’s First Anniversary at Michaels II Cafe in Danbury

17 Oct

Round up y’ur family and friends and head on down to Michaels II Cafe for the One Year Anniversary party of Farmboys Smokin’ BBQ.  They got their start at Michaels II, actually, having their BBQ be a part of the menu from time to time.  Since then, though, they’ve become very popular (nearly 2,000 likes on Facebook) and are booked solid.  We’re talking parties, catering, special events, brewery stops, and food events.  Oh, and only the best gig ever…catering Kristien’s killer birthday party over the summer.  Trust us, we all ate like royalty and people really dug all the food.

So, want a piece of the BBQ action?  Just head out to Michaels II on 10/19, starting at 5 pm and find yourself a seat.  Farmboys will be there, getting the food ready and sending it out to the kitchen.  First off, we’re talking about what they’ve become so famous for…their pig roasts.  The delicately smoked pork will be served to you in pulled pork sandwich form with a side of coleslaw and a side of baked beans with brown sugar and bacon.  There will also be smoked pulled chicken on the menu too, so keep your eyes out.  But, let’s let you in on a little secret that only the elite Facebook followers of Farmboys know:  they are making a secret menu item for that day.  It’s their smoked pulled beef and they don’t have huge amounts of it.  So, if you want some of that chuck roll, get down as early as possible so that you can devour it.

Congratulations on your first year in business, Farmboys!  We can’t wait to see what you’ll be doing in your second year!

Michaels II Cafe

30 South Street

Danbury, CT

Farmboys Smokin’ BBQ Catering Bringin’ a ‘Lil Bit ‘o Memphis to CT

21 Feb

The BBQ game in Connecticut’s been smoking hot lately with new restaurants popping up like Dinosaur Bar-b-que and Bobby Q’s Pit Stop.  And, now we’ve got our own mobile BBQ catering crew:  Farmboys Smokin’ BBQ.  Pitmaster Matt Lombardo said that he was disappointed in not being able to find good Memphis style bbq in the Nutmeg State.  When we talked on the phone, he laughed, and said, “I just figured I’d do it myself, then!”  And, he’s already on the path to Southern BBQ in Connecticut.  With him on that trail is his wife Stacey and his friend Chris Sparaco.  As Chris spends more time with Matt (a licensed caterer in Darien) and business grows, Chris very well might head on out into the great yonder with his very own mobile pit to double team the state.

Speaking of pits, Farmboys Smokin’ BBQ is sportin’ a pit from a company out in Georgia.  It’s an indirect wood/charcoal smoker.  Perfect for smoking the heck out of ribs, pork, brisket, and chicken.  We were interested in what Matt thought about what made good Memphis BBQ and he told us, “With any BBQ, it’s time.  I like to think that you can taste the time that goes into the right BBQ.  Do it low and slow.  Our brisket and chuck are smoked for 18-20 hours.”

So, let’s talk a bit more about their options and what you can expect if you get them to cater your shindig.  Starting off, Matt’s a huge fan of the brisket, though he’s very partial because brisket is his favorite (us too Matt, us too).  They have also been really impressed by how great their pulled pork turned out to be.  They also have pulled chicken, pork ribs, and beef ribs to nom away on.  For sides, check out their baked beans with brown sugar & bacon, coleslaw, their cornbread, and other sides are also available upon request.  But, let’s circle back to the cornbread.  You can order it plain or with…wait for it…no, really, wait for it…bacon.  Yes, Farmboys Smokin’ BBQ throws in some diced bacon into the cornbread and they can even add in some diced jalapeño, too!  We’re so jonesin’ for some of that now, you have no idea.  They’ll also be throwin’ down with pig roasts, yes sir-eeee Bob.  For just $20 per person (with a minimum of 50 people), you’ll get a whole hog cooked low and slow on the smoker, homemade coleslaw, and their baked beans with brown sugar & bacon.

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