The latest stop in the tour was When Pigs Fly BBQ Pit in Barcelona New York, which is right on the waterfront in Westfield. It is always an enjoyable ride down Route 5 for me, and the thought of having wings at the end of the ride makes it all the better.
On the site of the former Zebro’s, a lot of work has been done to the inside as a remodel. The fisherman’s motif is now gone and replaced with a down home BBQ like feel. The picnic tables were a definite surprise and add a nice touch to the feel of the place, right down to the wall that looks like it was made out of pallets.
Now on to the best part, the wings! I ordered them honey mustard with a sweetened ice tea. First thing I noticed was the color and texture. They were a deep honey brown and I figured out later that it was the sauce, but at first I thought it was some kind of breading. The sauce was had a chunkiness to it. The wings were not typical. They were still tender, not crunchy at all. And really good…
Come to find out that I thought was baked, was fried but smoked first. It gave them a unique taste and texture that I would love to re-visit.
I guess that is what one would expect from a celebrity chief like Robert Hesse, who according to the June addition of Hard Tales Magazine, was on the Food Network and shows like Hell’s Kitchen. I even saw a bit in the local Pennysaver about him cooking for Rolling Stones headman Mick Jagger.
If you are in the frame of mind that nothing ever comes here, or happens here, Chief Hasse has plans for cooking competitions and plans to take part in local events.
And personally, I think good food is always something we all can get…well…behind.