Friday, May 19, 2017
Squid Eats: Bluebird Barbecue
Bluebird Barbecue in Burlington was our second Vermont Restaurant Week adventure this year. We went with friends: Mock, Nancy Mock (quickly becoming a local food celebrity), Mock Boy, Blue Liner and Baby Blue Liner (Blue Liner and his wife, let's call her Jello Shots, became parents for the first time last year).
The special menu for Restaurant Week was a "$30 Barbecue for Two" platter with a choice of meats and appetizers. For our large group, we ordered three such platters so we could sample everything. I will admit upfront that it was not the most nuanced restaurant meal I've ever had, more like a boarding house dinner with everyone grabbing what they could. Some got into testing the different sauces but I was just shoveling in the grub. Mind you, it was loads of fun - just a lot more eating than critiquing for me. Among the meats, the smoked chicken was my favorite; among the appetizers, the Red Hen Baking Fat-Tire Toast.