Saturday, March 25, 2017 05:41am
North Adams, MA now: 37 °   
Send news, tips, press releases and questions to info@iBerkshires.com
The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.
SIGN IN | REGISTER NOW   

Back to Main Dining Page


Q and A

 
Answered by Jim Hallock
 
What is your technique in cooking your barbecue?
I start up my smoker in the morning each day. I chop some red Oak and get the temperature just right. I only use a dry rub for anything smoked. I cook everything low and slow and as soon as it's ready, it goes right behind the line in the kitchen for service. I make my own barbecue sauce and add that fairly sparingly. I don't want to cover up the smoked flavor, it is not a strong or heavy smoke. Extra barbecue sauce is always available if anybody wants it. My beans are finished off in the smoker as well.
 
You have opened a successful restaurant. At the end of the day, what accomplishment makes you proud?
I am very proud to work alongside my wife and five children, as family & staff works as a team, in a family environment making our favorite foods in our hometown.
 
What are you working on right now?
In the kitchen, I am constantly experimenting with different sauces to go with our house smoked ribs. In the front of the house, my wife and I are working on getting some music at the restaurant from time to time. We just got a piano put in our back room!
 
What is your biggest challenge?
Definitely trying to figure out how much food to make every day! Everything is made fresh every day, so we love reservations!
 
How would you describe your restaurant?
We are a family style restaurant, that also has a large bar and a children's corner in back. We have an outside wood smoker, serve many comfort foods and family favorites for lunch and dinner. 
 
What should first time visitors try?
Definitely our house smoked baby back ribs or our pulled pork, with our beans of course! 
 
What is your signature dish?
Our house smoked baby back ribs, housemade cornbread, our coleslaw and our baked beans! You just have to decide which ribs to get, original, pineapple or Jack Daniel's!
 
What is your favorite ingredient?
It's a tossup between smoked paprika or garlic, how can I choose!?


This is a paid advertisement. To promote your restaurant or business on iBerkshires.com click here
 
View All
Hoosac Valley Girls Fall in...
Kailynne Frederick and Fallon Field, who left the game in...
G Basketball: Hoosac Valley...
Mendel scored 22 points -- including four first-half...
G Basketball: Pittsfield vs...
Medfield Tops Pittsfield in State Semi-Final, final margin...
High School Bowling 2017
The annual high school state bowling championships were...
B Basketball: Taconic vs...
The senior-laden Taconic squad saw its Western...
G Basketball: Pittsfield vs...
The PHS sophomore Lexi Garvey scored 25 points and grabbed...
B Basketball: Mount Greylock...
The Palmer boys basketball team defeated Mount Greylock,...
G Basketball: South Hadley vs...
Field had an assist on a basket by co-captain Kailynne...
G Basketball: Quagboag vs Lee
Emma Stanton scored 27 points Saturday morning to lead the...
G Basketball: Mahar vs Hoosac...
The Mahar girls basketball made a fatal mistake on Thursday...
B Basketball: Wahconah vs...
Patrick Storie scored 25 points -- including four free...
B Basketball: Palmer vs Drury
The Palmer boys basketball team Wednesday used an 18-5...
Skiing: State Alpine Ski Meet
Tanner Hill won the individual slalom title and led the...
G Basketball: Pittsfield vs...
Pittsfield High senior Peyton Steinman scored 35 points...
G Basketball: Monson vs Lee
Seniors Karli Retzel and Kendra Williams scored the final...
B Basketball: South Hadley vs...
DeMartino open on the wing who knocked down the 3-pointer...
Hoosac Valley Girls Fall in...
Kailynne Frederick and Fallon Field, who left the game in...
G Basketball: Hoosac Valley...
Mendel scored 22 points -- including four first-half...
G Basketball: Pittsfield vs...
Medfield Tops Pittsfield in State Semi-Final, final margin...
High School Bowling 2017
The annual high school state bowling championships were...
B Basketball: Taconic vs...
The senior-laden Taconic squad saw its Western...
| Home | A & E | Business | Community News | Dining | Real Estate | Schools | Sports & Outdoors | Berkshires Weather | Weddings
Advertise | Recommend This Page | Help Contact Us | Privacy Policy| User Agreement
iBerkshires.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2000 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved