Queen Village Is Getting a BBQ Joint Courtesy of Cochon’s Gene Giuffi

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You can almost smell the smoke.
You can almost smell the smoke. Photo: Courtesy Silk Road BBQ

Gene Giuffi’s is so passionate about all things porcine that he named his Queen Village BYOB Cochon after the prized porker. Now he’s taking that love to a new level by opening a barbecue joint across from his restaurant at 801 East Passyunk, the former home of Little Fish. Meal Ticket reports that the new joint will be called Blue Belly BBQ. But before you go rolling your eyes and huffing-and-puffing about barbecue’s moment deep her in Yankee country is waning, consider this: Giuffi’s braod view of barbecue isn’t limited to dry rubs, smoke and regional sauces. He’s reportedly going to turn out all sorts of smoked and grilled goodies, including jerk style chicken, Korean barbecued beef, house-stuffed hotdogs and Mexican lamb neck barbacoa. An opening is slated for June. [Meal Ticket]

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Queen Village Is Getting a BBQ Joint Courtesy of Cochon’s Gene Giuffi