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Restaurant notes: BBQ to Fishtown

Get set for Bubba's Texas BBQ.

Restaurant notes: BBQ to Fishtown

Ready for some Texas barbecue this summer?

The short-lived Cornerstone Market, on the Fishtown-Northern Liberties border at 19-21 W. Girard Ave., is being primed for Bubba's Texas BBQ, a sitdowner with bar attached to the open kitchen. (All hinges on community approval.)

Steve Ehrenhalt, the developer who owns the building, is partnering with Robert "Bubba" Kolbasowski, a  native of Austin, Texas, who now lives in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. The two met 20 years ago when Kolbasowski, then site superviser for a construction company, pulled up with his smoker on a trailer.

Kolbasowski seems quite proud of his rig -- a 10-by-17-foot, 7,000-pound thingamabob that he pulls around town, drawing droolers as he passes.

He says his brisket is smoked for 24 to 30 hours at 160 degrees -- "so tender, you could cut it with a feather."

Hyperbole? Fishtown will see firsthand on March 8 when Kolbasowski pulls it up to the neighborhood meeting.


 

Speaking of Fishtown, Stephen Starr is saying May 1 for his beer garden on Frankford Avenue, around the corner. (Name TBA.)

Michael Klein Philly.com
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