Wicked Awesome: Stop And Eat BBQ Near I-91, East Thetford VT
BBQ shacks have a way of popping up when you’d least expect it. This one’s only a mile or two from I-91 at East Thetford VT. With a come-hither name like Wicked Awesome, what’s not to like?
Besides it’s cute.
But maybe BBQ is not exactly your thing? No worries. The chef will dish up a meal of maple-y drumsticks, “sides”, homemade Wicked Awesome clam chowder, or whatever else he’s decided on for the day. It’s all on the menu, which you can find right here, along with prices and hours.
What’s with the chef?
Yes, Wicked Awesome is the brainchild of a serious honest-to-goodness chef, not your average BBQ-smoker. Since he’s a “classically-trained” chef, you might say his menu offers “classically-enhanced” BBQ. It is, indeed, quite lovely.
While you’re doing other stuff near Thetford VT…
There’s more. Looking for a great break on your fall foliage get-about? Pull right in. And if you’re driving to Canada on I-91 or the big cities way south, dawdling at a BBQ shack in the sticks will be way more fun. Heck, it’s worth a trip even if you live in the neighboring towns of the Upper Connecticut Valley.
Wicked Awesome BBQ pit is open year round. However, crank up the heat in your rig if you’re dropping by for a dose of Wicked Awesome BBQ in winter. Yes, unless you’re a true Vermonter and think outside at 20 below works best in a T-shirt, you’ll be eating in the car in winter. The rest of the year? Picnic tables, sunshine, and pervasive BBQ aroma.
Where is Wicked Awesome exactly? You’ve got the East Thetford concept, correct? In Vermont that’ll mean more or less east of Thetford, though no telling sometimes. In this case, it means I-91 Exit 14. Head down the hill towards the Connecticut River. East Thetford is at the bottom (on Route 5, if you like road numbers). See the gas station to your right? Wicked Awesome is in that self-same gas station parking lot.
BBQ joints don’t generally open in the wee hours, and keep in mind the pig has to get roasted at some point. This may interfere with your time constraints or specifications, so check for hours. BBQ aroma in your brain and frustration are a lousy combination. Here’s the phone number (603) 729-6213.
See that chef peeking out the window? No? The chef is a tad retiring when it comes to photos, but very obliging about most everything else.
Perhaps you have a busload of famished teenagers on the way to a meet, game, church outing? A van on the way back from a few days in the mountains and too stinky for McDonalds? And you’ve a mind to swing by East Thetford VT?
Call in advance to arrange and start your mouth watering….
Flagrant plug. Wicked Awesome happily does catering.
Enjoy every little smack-a-doodle morsel, the big fat wooden pig, and priceless smoky ambience…
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Photo credits for Wicked Awesome BBQ, East Thetford VT. Tractors: CC BY 2.0 by Oatsy40 via Flickr. Reflective foliage: CC BY 2.0 by Shiran Pasternak via Flickr. BBQ dinner, Copy Cat Coleslaw: CC BY 2.0 by JeffreyW via Flickr.
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