Joey’s BBQ: New Bread Option!

11/13/2009:

I had to create a separate thread for this little Hoboken tidbit!

Bringing BBQ’d meat to a new level!

Since Joey’s BBQ (916 Washington Street) opened back in 2006, I’ve been a regular supporter. From their honest and fair business practices (as well as interaction with readers here on 411), to the genuine desire to make their customers happy (look – almost 450 comments on the Joey’s thread!), I never had a problem giving them my business. The passion and pride that was put into their product went a long way with this particular customer.

However, the one aspect that somehow stood out to me – was the lack of bread options for their sandwiches. I’ve been pestering Kemal (the owner) forever to get some “hero” style bread. Let me explain…

Better bread changes the landscape!

While the quality of the meats that come from Joey’s is exceptional – I often felt that the because of the “round” nature of the buns they provided, the sandwich would occasionally feel “overwhelming.” To the point where the “Meat vs. Carbs” ratio was unfairly favoring the meat. There’s only so much “meat pocket” you can handle in a given time period. Also, since Joey’s is very generous with the heaping mound of smokey-flavored protein placed on the bun, it often became a bit “laborious” to manage – with some slices of chicken, etc. falling off. While tasty, I wanted other options.

So a week or two ago, Kemal emailed me to proudly announce that he’s now carrying nice soft hero-length rolls for the ‘wiches. I swung by earlier this week to sample – and boy was I glad I did!!!

The new rolls are a home-friggin-run – to me, and many of his customers! The soft, lightweight nature of the bread was perfect for the sandwich. Since the bread wasn’t severed in two pieces, and due to it’s “longer” size – the meat was manageable, more spread out – and a joy to eat. The “Hoboken411 Special” was pulled chicken, Swiss cheese, as well as mixed greens, sauteed onions and sliced tomato. Tasted almost like something you Mom would make you. Hooray! So good, I used hardly any of the BBQ sauce!

Regardless if you’ve tried Joey’s in the past and was underwhelmed, or if you’re a loyal customer – please ask for the new hero rolls. I believe you’ll be pleased with the new makeover! (Please share your thoughts!)

Lastly – I sampled both the homemade Rice Pudding from his employee Anna ($3 – and delicious!) as well as the Flan (from employee Veronica, also $3 – incredible!) – so if you want to top your tasty meal off with some sweets – I can vouch for both of these desserts!

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19 Comments on "Joey’s BBQ: New Bread Option!"

Tunamelt
Member

Joey’s has the most flavorful wings in town, period.

plywood
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plywood

Indeed. Hard to believe this place is north of the Mason/Dixon line.

In response to Tunamelt who said:
Joey’s has the most flavorful wings in town, period.

jdross19
Member

Joey’s is my go-to place when i’m craving pulled-pork, beans and their AWESOME slaw. You cannot beat that combo – i believe the total cost is around $12 for a pile of great pork (or pulled chicken or brisket), baked beans (which are out of this world, maybe just a bit soupy, but nonetheless incredibly flavorful and delicious), and the crunchy, creamy coleslaw is just top-notch in my opinion. And the large portion is easily enough for 2 meals, so in my books, that’s a bargain. Congrats on 3 years, all those naysayers said you’d be gone well before then. Keep it up.

oceanbloo
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oceanbloo

Joey’s BBQ – congrats on the 3 years! That is definitely an accomplishment. I remember when we were practically breaking the door down, we couldn’t wait until you opened. Can’t believe that was already 3 years ago!

I admire the business being so open to suggestions. Best of luck to you guys.

TPBBL
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TPBBL

Congratulations Joey’s BBQ. Being a business owner myself I think anyone who can make it in this town should be proud of their accomplishment. Good luck in the future and remember what my old football coach used to say, “complacency breeds mediocrity” keep working hard!!!

joeys bbq
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joeys bbq
Hi, This November we completed our 3rd year in Hoboken, Thanks to all our costumers that they are keep supporting us. I learned so many things past 3 years, and keep educating myself everyday and your comments are very helpful thank you hoboken 🙂 Most of the bbq sauces has a hickory smoke flavor in it, Our traditional sauce has it too, so if we put this sauce over any meat everybody would think that it’s smoked bbq, while it is not. That’s why we offer it on the side, you can taste and smell the hickory in our meat without the sauce, all our meats are prime choose and not frozen. We cook’em in this special pit from 4 to 12 hours at a low temperature, labor and electric-gas costs are maybe double if it is not triple when you compare it with regular way to cook. Tenderness and flavor of our meat is not comparable with regular rotisserie or oven cooked meats. If you like to eat bbq chicken one night I highly recommend that call joeys bbq and ask if we cooked that day, and ask for freshly cooked whole chicken right out of the pit, if we didn’t cook that day keep your appetite for tomorrow or next day, it is worth to wait you would understand exactly what I mean when I say tenderness of the meat and juice so amazing… ooo by the way please don’t get me wrong our chickens are very good… Read more »
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