Farmboys food truck will serve up BBQ every week outside brewery – Central Connecticut Communications: News

Farmboys food truck will serve up BBQ every week outside brewery – Central Connecticut Communications: News.

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BREWS & Q’s! Our Smoked BBQ at CT’s local breweries!

Farmboys BBQ is Serving at Some of CT’s Finest Local Breweries!

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Brews & BBQ’s

BBQ & Beer…is there anything better? ¬†Okay maybe just a few things…but its definitely way up there!! ūüėČ ¬†We’re happy to announce that now not only is our BBQ available for catering parties and weddings, but now you’re able to purchase our BBQ almost any week! ¬†We’re still serving at Two Roads in Stratford about twice a month, usually on Sundays! We’ve also teamed up with a few more local breweries in CT so we’ll be much more easily accessible!

Now please keep in mind, it is possible we may sell out of food some nights. ¬†We pride ourselves in serving the freshest foods smoked right on site. ¬†With that being said, it’s not always easy to estimate the exact amount of food needed per night. ¬†We do however often donate leftovers to a local food kitchen in Danbury!

Our ‘food truck’ menu will generally consist of smoked pulled pork, smoked mac & cheese and coleslaw. ¬†We sometimes also make beef brisket, chicken, ribs, etc. depending on the night. ¬†We generally keep our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/farmboysbbq up to date as well as our ‘public events’ page on our website:¬†www.farmboyssmokinbbq.com

However, if you want to check on if a specific menu item is available feel free to email or call us at Farmboysbbq@gmail.com & (203) 788-9772.

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Now for our schedule…..Here’s where you can find us this month! ¬†Click on the brewery websites for directions.

Cheers!

Our First BBQ Blog

Hi there, ¬†Stacey & Matt Lombardo here…of Farmboys Smokin’ BBQ. ¬†We decided to add a blog to our website to keep you updated on our Que!

For those of you who are new to Farmboys, here’s a little history……

Farmboys Smokin’ BBQ LLC officially started in November of 2012. ¬†Matt Lombardo, of Charleson SC, has been cooking southern-style smoked BBQ for years. ¬†We started off with a smoker with wood chips on our home grill. ¬†We then upgraded to a Lang 84 ft Deluxe Smoker in the fall of 2012. ¬†We had our first event at a local bar in Danbury CT called Michaels II Cafe. ¬†We gave them some BBQ samples & they gave us a chance!

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Shortly after that, Stacey (me), also an RN when not BBQing, starting looking into legalities and licensing. ¬†We obtained various health dept licenses after writing tons of policies, finding a kitchen, etc. ¬†(Thank god I’m a nurse & I’m familiar with various hand-washing and safety policies!)

Next, we started our website & our business just started growing! ¬†By June of 2013 we had almost every weekend booked through October! ¬†Matt perfected the homemade sauces, spent his spare time studying various BBQ recipe books, etc. ¬†He didn’t sleep much that summer! ¬†(When you have a ¬†20 hour brisket cooking and then an event the next day, there’s not much time for the Zzzzz’s!)

 

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Forgot to mention,  OMNOM CT interviewed us and wrote the first of many amazing articles about us!! They definitely helped to get us off the ground!

http://omnomct.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/farmboys-smokin-bbq-catering-bringin-a-lil-bit-o-memphis-to-ct/

We catered for them multiple times in 2013 & we were honored to be voted BEST BBQ of Fairfield County of 2013 by their Blog!!!

 

During the summer of 2013, we teamed up with Two Roads Brewing Co in Stratford & started selling BBQ as a food truck! ¬†We now have a ‘fan base’ on Facebook who comes to our events! ¬†Such an honor to have such a great following…Great ppl too! ¬†(We’re talking about you Darryl, Jim, Vic, Theresa, Barbara, Kevin, Jennifer..sorry if I missed a few of you; I’m bad with remembering names! ¬†If I forgot you, we still love & appreciate you! I promise!)

 

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In the spring of 2014, we entered our first BBQ competition with the help of Mike Lee & daughter! ¬†He helped us win ‘Reserve Grand Champs’ (2nd place) in the NEBS competition and 5th place in chicken in the KCBS competition!

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NEBS/KCBS competition May 3rd & 4th 2014

 

Now in June of 2014, we are busier then ever. ¬†(June is kind of the prime time for catering..especially BBQ!) ¬†We have just taken a trip to Tennessee to do some research on Memphis-style BBQ, since that’s what we do! ¬†(See our Facebook page for pics!)¬†¬†The people there are great! ¬†One of the chefs at Flynn’s showed us the smoker! ¬†The owner at Blue’s City Cafe came to sit down & chat with us and shared some BBQ tips! ¬†So much fun! ¬†Although, I have to admit, I don’t want to smell or see BBQ for a very long time…………oh wait! Just kidding! ūüėČ

 

Anyways, glad to have you all enjoy our BBQ! ¬†We’re constantly listening to feedback & improve as needed! ¬†We enjoy talking BBQ so if you come to our events feel free to come hang out with Matt & talk Que!

 

All the best!

Stacey & Matt