I know this flies in the face of my last post, and I don't care. This is my site and I will do what I want. When you come here, you play by my rules and you read what I write; contradiction or not. So don't waste my time pointing out that I spouted off about dieting last week and am now following it up with an endorsement for a pig out restaurant. Nobody cares.
So I am an regular viewer of the Phantom Gourmet every Sunday morning on UPN, and they always seem to talk about FireFlys in Marlboro as being one of the best BBQ places in the state. Over the past several years I had driven by it a lot, but had never eaten there. This past Saturday night we went for it, and I don't think I have eaten this much since I needed to be wheeled out of Minado in Natick (Which is one of the few restaurants that has actually left me in pain due to the sheer volume of food).
For the uninitiated, Firefly's is all meat. All barbeque. It is the kind of place where you need to hunt for the salad page, and macaroni and cheese qualifies as a vegetable. And if you order a salad, the entire wait staff comes out in a line and mocks you in song like some kind of retarded birthday ritual.
I couldn't decide what I wanted, so I went for the Chicken and Ribs combo for the low low price of $17.99. Going as anti-Atkins as possible on the sides, I went with mac and cheese, cornbread, and cheese-potatoes....I was going for it and not looking back. Obese-American-poster-boy-land, here I come.
It did take a while for the food to come out, which only made me hungrier which in turn only made me more satisfied with what I saw. The waitress came to the table with what looked like the results of a Texas barn fire. It was a heaping, grilled pile of meat sitting on top of the two starchiest sides I could find - the mac & cheese and the potatoes.
The next 30 minutes was a flurry of sauce, bones, wet naps, and the occasional breath. My girlfriend and I sat across from one another, but e didn't speak to one another for the entire dinner. It was sensory overload, and it is hard to talk with a 1/4 rack of ribs in your mouth. It was beautiful....it was painful.
If you haven't been, I recommend it. If you like BBQ and are looking for a pig out place for a decent price (a beer each and two huge entrees....$41) this is the place to go.