We start the new year with a visit to one of Berks County’s newest restaurants, Brocmar Smokehouse at the Shillington Farmers Market, where we enjoy pulled pork, hush puppies and the “Brocmar Taco”.
In November at Iron Chef Hamburg, we got our first taste of Smokin’ Brays. Now we pay our first visit to the restaurant and sample as much food as possible.
When Backwoods Brothers Authentic Texas Cuisine opened in January, it brought something completely new to Hamburg and Berks County. We visited recently to taste true Texas barbecue for ourselves.
For two years, I have attended food festivals and competitions and been teased with small samples from Its Just Barbecue, a.k.a. the Pink Pig, in Deer Lake. We finally made the trip to Schuylkill County and found out that the restaurant lives up to its name.
The Van Reed Inn re-opened a little more than a year ago with new owners and a fresh look. A year later, it has proven to be a successful revival.
Good barbecue can be found in a lot of places. We found some at Phamous Phil’s on a recent road trip through Collegeville, Montgomery County.
2014 was a year of change for Muddy’s Smokehouse BBQ as the business expanded from a roadside trailer to two permanent locations. We visit the Robesonia location to try a little of the old and a little of the new.