Obsessions: Andy Husbands

by Ingrid Adamow | June 29, 2018 9:30 am

Photo by Toan Trinh

Chef Andy Husbands, who is set to open a third location of his barbecue spot the Smoke Shop in Somerville’s Assembly Row this summer, shares his culinary must-haves.


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SHOPPING
Reliable Market

“This Asian market is my secret place to uncover hard-to-find sake and craft beer. I look for cans from Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Down the Road Beer Co.”
45 Union Sq., Somerville, 617-623-9620.

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SWEET
Gracie’s Ice Cream

“Sure, they have the typical flavors, but their honey-cornbread ice cream calls to me. It’s right up my alley. I also love their Guinness and Grape-Nut, as well as the grapefruit-and-black-pepper sorbet.”
22 Union Sq., Somerville, 617-764-5294, graciesicecre.am.

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COOKBOOK
Jasper White’s Cooking from New England

“When I’m on the hunt for a classic, old-school recipe, I refer to my dog-eared, heavily stained copy of this book. Pan-roasted lobster, anyone?”

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CONDIMENT
Sriracha from Kitchen Garden Farm

“It’s made in Sunderland, Massachusetts, and is so good. It’s a little more vibrant than the typical sriracha. It’s my go-to on scrambled eggs.”
kitchengardenfarm.com.

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GADGET
BBQ Guru DigiQ

“This is my favorite tool for barbecuing at home with a Big Green Egg or any other pit. It’s a game changer because it helps keep a consistent temperature, and also monitors the meats’ internal temperatures. It allows you to walk away and let it do its thing.”
bbqguru.com.

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COCKTAIL
the Long Suffering Bastard at Highland Fried

“After a long day of smoking meats, I look forward to going to Highland Fried and getting a Long Suffering Bastard. It’s one of the best drinks I’ve had in a long time: bourbon, gin, brandy, and house-made ginger beer.”
1271 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-714-4662, highlandfried.com

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FARM
Smolak Farms

“I just love this place. You’ll find me here picking strawberries, peaches, plums, and apples when they’re in season. I am also nuts about their just-made apple cider doughnuts. It’s an oasis not too far outside of the city.”
313 S. Bradford St., North Andover, 978-682-6332, smolakfarms.com

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