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Farmboys Smokin’ BBQ smokes up Two Roads and Thomas Hooker Breweries

8 Jul

Just some of the BBQ Farmboys cooked up low and slow for Kristien’s Company Picnic

Beer and BBQ.  We’re not really sure if there’s anything that’s much better.  Well, um, maybe one or two things, but even those things are questionably better.  Guess it all depends who you ask.  Anywho, we’ve got to make sure you get down to either Two Roads in Stratford or Thomas Hooker in Bloomfield for some great BBQ from Farmboys Smokin’ BBQ.  We told ya’ll ’bout them in February and they’ve become one of the most popular catering businesses around, going from place to place, party to party with their mobile smoker.  One of those parties happened to be Kristien’s work party and we’re even having Matt and Stacey Lombardo and co. cater Kristien’s birthday bash because we were so impressed with the food.

Stop 1:  July 19 from 5-8 PM

Thomas Hooker Brewery

16 Tobey Road

Bloomfield, CT 06002

Donate just $10 and you’ll get a beer tasting, a tour, a pint glass, and you’ll have access to the awesome ribs, pulled pork, killer smoked mac and cheese, and more from Farmboys!

Stop 2:  August 3 from 1-9 pm

Two Roads Brewing Company

1700 Stratford Ave

Stratford, CT 06615

When you hit up Two Roads, you could spend all your time in the beer garden if you wanted.  Like we reported recently, they have an Airstream that has been converted into an outdoor bar.  So, get some BBQ, get some brews, and just relax outside.  Or, if you want, get some food and just head upstairs to the tasting room and pair that with a pint or their beer tasting.

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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