600 Catharine Street
Phone: 215-238-0615; website
Status: Open today at 11:30 a.m.
Gene Giuffi's BBQ spot, Blue Belly BBQ opened this morning celebrating "barbecue without borders." Basically, Gene is just going to make what Gene wants, and that's the way it's going to be. Giuffi isn't worrying about making authentic barbecue, just making really good barbecue.
Giuffi also owns Cochon, the French, pig-focused BYOB across the street, so you're sure to see lots of Giuffi in both locations keeping the quality where it needs to be. Giuffi gave us a preview of the menu a few days ago, which is full of sandwiches, platters, and sides.
Pro Tip: you should probably get to the shop in the early going before all the accolades start rolling in, which they surely will.
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