Albany John and I went to the Troy Pig Out on Sunday. Saturday was the people’s choice competition, with rib sampling and such. I drove by on Saturday around noon and saw a wonderful haze of smokin’ goodness, but was basically too lazy to sit it out since the ticket buying started at 4, the contest itself started at 5:30… and it was hot, and I don’t really like large crowds any way, so laziness won out.
But it looks like the Lakeside Smokers were the winners of this year’s competition. They had their piggie sitting in front of their tent. You can see a bottle of La Fin Du Monde sitting by his right hoof, too. Too cute.
Dinosaur BBQ was doing a steady business in pulled pork sandwiches for $6.00. Quite a fair price for a festival.
Brunswick BBQ & Brew is located at 3925 State Highway 2, Troy, NY 12180. It’s like going to The Epicurean, only you take a right like you’re going to Grafton. It also used to be a restaurnt called Stixx, which always cracked me up when driving to Grafton Lakes State Park.
I have always driven by, but now that I have been able to sample some goods, I will give Brunswick BBQ & Brew a try when I am in the area.
The last/first time I went to the Troy Pig Out, I think I tried these same vendors from Boston, MA. M & M Ribs. They also had a sticker on the front that said “Big Moe”. I couldn’t resist the smoky smells coming from the charcoal grill just to the right of this picture.
We got half a rack of ribs for $11. It was 7 ribs. They were nice a moist, but didn’t have much smoke to them. They were more grilled. grilled really well, but still, grilled. They were slathered with BBQ sauce and given new homes in two of Albany’s most pork-loving tummies.
I was regretting not trying any of Brunswick BBQ & Brew’s ribs, but thankfully I will be able to do so within the year since they are a local place.
Yanni’s Too also had a booth. They were quite showy and snazzy. They definitely won “tallest booth” contest. If there was one. They won last year and were offering ribs for sale. I was thinking about trying last year’s winner, but didn’t. Funny thing – they were selling full racks of ribs for $22, and half racks for $10. Um… So you save $2 by buying half a rack of ribs? Or two half racks, as it were.
At any rate, I left shortly after filling my gullet with porcine goodness. They crowds were nice, and they had some sprinklers out too. Lots of families, and such.