Portland, Maine, Barbecue Joint Named One of the Best in Nation
When it comes down to it, great barbecue can be hard to find. Sure, people can smoke meats or slather anything up with a tasty barbecue sauce and call it good. But when you find a barbecue joint that takes care and pride in serving up delicious food done right, you almost want to keep it a secret.
The secret has long been out for one particular barbecue restaurant in Portland. According to Taste of Home, Salvage BBQ on Congress Street is one of the best barbecue joints in the nation, and the top choice to try if you're visiting Maine and have a craving.
Taste of Home puts the spotlight of Salvage's delicious hush puppies, which have become a huge hit over the years. They also mention Salvage's BFFs (beef fat fries), which come in one size for the right amount of heart palpitations.
But of course, when it comes to barbecue, it's all about the meats. Salvage has been known to locals for many years thanks to the chopped pork, which is a divine variation of pulled pork. They also serve up some craveable brisket or ribs. If you're feeling daring, they offer a "meat coma" or "meat fatality" on their menu, where you can devour it all.
That's not to say Salvage is the only barbecue restaurant in Portland worth a visit. Their success has inspired a few other joints to try their hand, each with their own specialties. Don't sleep on Wilson County Barbecue on Hanover Street, Noble Barbecue on Forest Ave, and a southwestern take on BBQ from Terlingua on Washington Avenue.