Joey’s BBQ: New Bread Option!
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!