Riverside native Bob LeRose has teamed up with his cousin Joey Boucher, who recently ran Joey B’s diner in Cos Cob, to open Bobby
O‘s Q’s Pit Stop (the link they provide goes to an auto supply shop in California, so you’ll have to wait for that to be straightened out). I’m a big fan of barbecue so I was pleased to notice this new establishment on the Post Road where Moe’s Burger Joint was and I swung in to try it.
Turned out, Friday was opening day, but everything was up and humming, including the genuine smoker in the back of the store (the stacked hickory wood in the window is not, as I’d feared, a stage prop, but actual fuel for an actual smoker). I had their pulled pork sandwich, which consisted of a huge portion of very good, moist (a lot of commercial establishments dry the stuff out) shredded pork on a great roll – not a mere hamburger bun, but a roll that was a treat in itself. Coleslaw was okay – I like my own better, but this is far better than the stuff that’s usually served at commercial establishments – and beans and rice weren’t bad at all.
They serve ribs, chicken, even burgers and hot dogs that I’ve heard are terrific but when I returned Saturday I ordered another pulled pork sandwich, it was that good. I’ll expand to ribs next time.
As noted, I couldn’t get their website address to work, but they’re located at 1340 East Putnam Avenue (across from Taco Bell, famed purveyor of horse meat to the Queen) and their number is (203) 990-0606. Mostly takeout, but some limited seating. Pleasant people, great food. Very much worth the trip ( but they’re closed Mondays, so don’t make that trip today).
UPDATE: A reader corrects me: the name is Bobby Q’s and the website (not the one on the menu, but …) for the establishment in Westport is here.