Today was National BBQ Day and I had the good fortune to be treated to lunch at Firefly’s BBQ in Marlborough, MA. I also received some additional gifts to bring home with me. Opinions of everything are my own.
I had never been to this location before. Years and years ago I ate at the old Framingham location when I worked out of our building in Framingham. However, in that time things have consolidated down to the one location but the catering service has exploded! There are 12 trailers in the fleet and that doesn’t include all the vehicles that are part of that side of the business. We were mostly focused on the restaurant and the food there today and that location does an incredible amount of business as well. They even have valet service and on Mother’s Day they had about 600 people come through for Mother’s Day brunch. After sampling much of the food there is no wonder why Firefly’s BBQ does so much business. It is excellent.
I arrived early and had a tour through the restaurant. It is normally not open until 4:30pm on weekdays. On weekends they do brunches starting at 11:30 ad they take reservations, which I suggest you make. Chef/Owner Steve Uliss has assembled a menu of epic tastes and all foods are prepared with years of knowledge, experience, trial and error (although I saw plenty of accolades from major BBQ competitions so I’d say that any errors have been hammered out in the nearly 20 years of the business being open) and of course a generous helping of love.
Speaking of Love. Steve and his staff love to give back to the community including today’s free lunch for first responders, fire, police and active military. If you were part of any of those groups you could come up and get a free pulled pork sandwich or pulled chicken sandwich plus chips and a drink and then enjoy the Firefly’s BBQ Backyard. Continue reading Celebrating National BBQ Day in Style at Firefly’s BBQ