May. 04, 2023
Barbecue is religion to most folks; wherever you’re from is the only real barbecue to you. We tend to think you’re right. We’re true fans of all ‘cue, but when we opened our first Brooklyn shop in 2012, we set out to create our own individual style of barbecue by melding the classic tradition of wood fire cooking with the many ethnic flavors we experienced while walking the streets of such a vibrant borough.
We had a good ten-year run in Brooklyn, winning many awards, making countless friends, and thrived helping to create a new definition of barbecue in NYC. Then, in 2022 the universe attracted us to Longmeadow, and into the bones of one of the longest running institutions in this town’s history – Rinaldi’s. It took us close to two years to renovate the space to meet our vision, and now that we are finally open (high-five!), we hope to achieve the incredible longevity of our beloved predecessors.
At the centerpiece of our kitchen are two full-ton barbecue pits made for us in Texas. These workhorses are wood-fired by locally sourced sugar maple and red oak, which provides our distinct smoke flavor. Our menu features traditional bbq classics, mixed with southern and asian-inspired comfort foods. Think a rib and chicken bbq platter alongside a bowl of BBQ ramen. Or, brisket-topped bbq fries, next to a filet mignon with chimichurri. We have a unique wine list ranging from classic & traditional wines, up through wicked funky unfiltered natural wines. Try one of our super fun Pet' nat's with your ribs... it's weird, bubbly, fun, and delicious! And in addition to the 14 beers on tap, we have an extensive bourbon list and a delicious cocktail program.
Some folks think we have an identity crisis. Like, who serves a natural orange wine with a half-rack of ribs, a brisket cheesesteak, a strip steak, and bbq ramen on a marble and brass table top with a roll of paper towels? We do. And we love it. What's the common thread? All of these items bring us comfort and happiness, and we hope they bring happiness to you and your loved ones, too.
Moving into the old Rinaldi’s space is an incredible honor, and we are thrilled at just how much space there is! We have expanded our original barbecue menu to include steaks, composed entrées, salads, and a more extensive bar snack menu. What you'll see developing here is twelve years in the making, and we are very excited to share it with you!
It took us two-plus years to find our new home, and then build it out to our liking. But we've finally done it! Interested in the journey? Take a look at the construction updates from the past few years below.
Want to see the evolution of our buildout? Please check below to see a handful of updates from the past two years.
May. 04, 2023
Feb. 13, 2023
Oct. 18, 2022
Sep. 06, 2022
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Ten years in Bklyn, with locations in Gowanus, Industry City, Smorgasburg, The Rockaways, Downtown Brooklyn, South Street Seaport, and even that time we served 'cue out of a shipping container on the west side and Philip Seymour Hoffman got super pissed that we were sold out of ribs. Here's to looking back...
The time has come! Construction is nearing completion and we are ready to build our barbecue family here in Longmeadow. We’d love to have you join our team! Please use the form below to apply. Feel free to send in your resume even if you don't see the position you're looking for listed.
We are open for lunch and dinner Thursdays through Mondays:
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Sometimes we answer the phone: (413) 384-2923
Or, send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.