Take 10 - New England's best barbecue
Diana and Jono Osburn have been feeding smoked barbecue to the hungry masses on Martha’s Vineyard for 11 seasons, “refining the boundaries of Southern cuisine,’’ as they put it. (Smoke ’n Bones operates out of Key West over the winter.) The Methodist campground in Oak Bluffs brings in a lot of Southern barbecue fans, and most plates are large and designed for sharing. “You can feed a family of four for under $50,’’ Diana says. “Where else can you do that on Martha’s Vineyard?’’ The signature barbecue here is a toss-up between the baby back ribs and the Memphis-style slabs of spare ribs. The Osburns can barely keep up with orders of their weekend special of barbecued prime rib of beef. Dining is an outdoor affair in “the boneyard’’ next to the shack, where big buckets are left on the tables to toss the scraps.
20 Oakland Ave., Oak Bluffs. 508-696-7427, www.smokenbonesmv.com. Open daily for dinner April-Columbus Day. $15.95-$23.95.