Finding good barbeque in the Northeast can be challenging, especially if you really know Southern barbeque flavors or are a pitmaster.

True, authentic pitmasters learn from friends and family who came before them, with recipes handed down from one generation to the next.

Ore Nell's Barbeque via Facebook
Ore Nell's Barbeque via Facebook
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In this instance, Will Myska learned from his grandmother, Ore Nell.  His goal is to make her proud, and he's doing just that.

Ore Nell's Barbeque started five years ago on Badger Island, which is technically Kittery, Maine, and directly over Memorial Bridge from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  It quickly became a "best of" Maine restaurant.

Ore Nell's Barbeque via Facebook
Ore Nell's Barbeque via Facebook
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If you love brisket, St. Louis ribs, and pulled pork, you will love Ore Nell's.  The ribs feature a central Texas rub and are slow cooked.  They also have barbecued tofu, Texas hot links, smoked seitan ribs, mac n' Vermont cheddar, and chicken too.

Chef and owner Will grew up outside of Houston, and learned how to cook in his grandmother’s kitchen. According to orenellsbbq.com, Myska says,

“My grandmother would always prepare amazing meals with gumbo, tamale casserole, fresh cucumber and tomato salads and buttermilk pies.  Everyone would help - from peeling the potatoes to washing the produce. And then of course sitting down together at the table to dig in. Everything she cooked was full of love and flavor – that’s what I am trying to do here at Ore Nell’s.”

Ore Nell's Barbeque via Facebook
Ore Nell's Barbeque via Facebook
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If you're further north, there's another Ore Nell's which opened in Biddeford.  Don't forget to try the desserts.  The Banana Pudding and Flourless Chocolate Cake are out of this world.

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