I want to recommend Firebox in Bedford, MA
I want to recommend Firebox, in Bedford, Massachusetts. I am a transplanted southerner(eastern North Carolina, born and bred, so I know BBQ!!) living in Billerica, Massachusetts. I have tried several other BBQ places around Boston and there are a couple good ones, but Firebox rivals my homemade pulled pork and brisket.... excellent homemade sausage too, atmosphere is nice, lovely smoke smell hits you as you walk in to start the saliva flown'!!!!!!! We were seated quickly, and served quickly as well, the food was amazing, the owner came over and sat and chatted with us after we were done, asking us how our food was. The only thing I didn't like was the collards(great flavoring) but only sautéed not boiled like I'm used to. The owner explained Yankees like their veggies crisp not mushy, I guess he is right, but my mama's collard greens could convince Yankees to change their minds if they'd just give em a try!!! I have to return to take my husband and I want to go just to try the burnt ends!!! I hear they are amazing too!!! I aspire to be an inn/B&B owner one day with a small restaurant, and watch you religiously, while I also base day trips and vacations around the places you have visited!!!!! I know you have been to Boston lots of times, but never out our way, except Lowell. So when you are in the area please try Firebox in Bedford, Massachusetts, you will not be sorry!!!