On a side street in the suburb of Longmont, Colorado sits a nondescript barbeque shack with a large, iron sign in front: Georgia Boys BBQ.
It’s the kind of down home cooking place, where your nose can follow the floating barbeque smells to bring you there, even if you may not stumble across their joint.
From Delivery To Restaurant:
Georgia boys Matt Alexander and Nick Reckinger started cooking and delivering barbeque lunches last Summer and bringing them around Boulder County. They were driven to make extra cash to get to the mountains and ski, however, with growing popularity and demand for their original long-standing family recipes of pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, they realized they could do this full-time with their own restaurant.
In July of 2011, they opened their doors in Longmont at 237 Collyer Street, in a 110-year-old house they turned into their own barbeque joint.
We eagerly hopped up on the porch where two rocking chairs sit side-by-side and swing open the door. The main room is where you an order, while a large menu hangs above and the kitchen is open through a “stall-like” window where hunks of meat were being braised, smoked, wrapped and simmered.
The walls are painted bright red – Georgia Bulldog red of course. Inside there are two picnic tables for dining and weather permitting, you can eat at the tables outside.
I ordered their $9.95 plate, with pulled chicken and choice of two sides. I went with the Southern classic, green bean casserole and baked beans, all made in house. For good measure, I ordered another side of the creamy-looking mac n’ cheese.
The chicken was incredibly moist and filled with flavor. The green bean casserole was creamy and mixed with cheese that melted in my mouth. I could have eaten a whole plate of it.
To go along with our meal, we picked out their house made sauces ranging from sweet BBQ to a hot sauce and my particular favorite, a Carolina mustard.
For a good ten minutes, we went silent, except for our raised eyebrows. Our cheeks were full of food and there were murmurs of a few enjoyable “Mmms” or “Ahhs”. The food is hearty, but doesn’t leave you feeling to heavy.
At the end of our lunch, we were pleased to see they compost and recycle everything – with signs directing you where to place what.
Tip: Their grub is so good, it’s not uncommon that they’ll run out so head there when their doors first open if possible (11 AM for lunch). Follow them on Twitter or Facebook as they have new deals, discounts and specials daily (and yes, they actually update it and respond).
Another few things I love? Their drinks on the menu start with the headline: no corn syrup found here. Also, they not only cater, but they also offer delivery.
It’s just one of those hole-in-the-walls that you enjoy visiting and know the food will be solid, each time because it’s the ultimate comfort food and all made in-house, just like Grandma. I also like to say, it’s the best barbeque I’ve had in Colorado thus far.
237 Collyer Street Longmont, Colorado | 720-999-4099 | 11 am – 7 pm or Sold Out