- Neighborhood: Bella Vista
- 600 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-238-0615
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- Cuisine: Barbecue
- Alcohol: BYOB
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Blue Belly BBQ is adding an appetizer section to its menu of sandwiches and smoked meat platters. The Queen Village BYO is now offering smoked whole chicken wings, beer-battered onion rings, loaded tater tots and more.
The pint-sized global barbecues spot is also offering catering. Buy a half or full tray of meat and sides for a football game or just a baller night at home.
Blue Belly also has rotating daily specials (one of which is pictured above) and would like to remind you that BYO is always an option.
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Craig LaBan reviews Blue Belly BBQ on 6th Street on the border between Queen Village and Bella Vista and finds the sandwiches are the thing at Gene Giuffi’s small spot.
[T]he best reason to visit Blue Belly is ultimately its inventive sandwiches. That isn’t surprising, since it was initially conceived as a lunch option for the Bella Vista-Queen Village neighborhoods it serves.
And I find myself craving a number of Giuffi’s internationally inspired creations, at least with the appropriate sauce adjustments, as each one begged for just one more flavor flourish. A gingery Korean beef sandwich laced with spicy kimchi and crunchy fried shallots needed just a line of sweet barbecue sauce to be complete. The grilled jerk chicken breasts, aromatic with allspice, habanero powder, and the juicy pucker of pickled green tomatoes, demanded an extra spice-jolt of sambal-fired hot sauce. The slow-smoked cuminy lamb, so bold in its lambiness with radish and tortilla salad on top, needed vinegar sauce for moisture and tang.
Two Bells – Very Good
Blue Belly BBQ hours have recently been extended:
Sunday, Wed., Thurs: 12-8 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 12-9 p.m.