Yesterday’s news that Cochon’s Gene Giuffi was going give a little preview of what we can expect from his forthcoming Blue Belly BBQ during the cookout he’s co-hosting with Southwark and Philadelphia Brewing Company next week, was pretty awesome. Especially since that outing coincides with the first day of summer. Nothing says summertime quite like a beer and barbecue! And with a quick check of the BBQ barometer, there’s more, even awesome-r news to share from the smoked meats beat. First, Rubb BBQ, the long-in-the-works barbecue joint that was originally going to be headed by Square Peg’s chef Matt Levin back when it was first announced in 2009. It has since been operating as a mobile operation. But come July, it will finally have a place to call home.
According to the Insider, Rubb co-owners Rich Rivera and Robert Nydick are currently at work, getting 4311 Main Street in Manayunk ready to house the BBQ operation in a fixed location. When it opens it will operate as a BYOB.
Somewhat related: the good folks at Foobooz report that the Trestle Inn is replacing its Saturday cartoon brunch with something it’s calling Blockhead Barbeque. It’s not barbecue in the low-and-slow cooking tradition so much. It’s kind of like going to a barbecue. You know, like hamburgers and hot dogs cooked on a Weber and served alongside baked beans and cole slaw. It will be a regular thing at the Trestle every Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., until fall.