Best of Boston

2008 Best Barbecue Restaurant

Blue Ribbon Bar-B-Q

This is Blue Ribbon’s third straight year notching a win, which means we’ve already waxed rhapsodic about its smoked-to-perfection brisket and tender pulled pork. (For maximum enjoyment, mix the above liberally with any of the house sauces.) Thus, knowing it’s the details that make the difference, this year we pay special homage to the baked beans. They’re the glue that binds any self-respecting barbecue meal, and Blue Ribbon’s are superlative.

908 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, 781-648-7427,