Since moving out of the area years and years ago, I rarely ever head back to my old post-college neighborhood of Allston. This past Wednesday, however, a client I have been working on Public Relations and Social Media with, Good Parent, Inc. held an event at the Allston-Honan branch of the Boston Public Library. If you have kids or know someone with kids, definitely check out the Good Parent site; I love their books, and I love working with them.
After the event, I wandered in the warm summer evening air, with the sun slowly starting to set, down Harvard Ave in Allston, past all of my old stomping grounds which happen to be gone, for the most part. I knew that there was some sort of BBQ place in Allston, so I gave my husband a rough location to meet me at, and very soon I found Soulfire.
One whiff of the spicy smells coming from the restaurant was all I needed. I took a seat at the bar while I waited for my husband and took in the funky Soulfire vibe.
The place was completely packed and a little noisy, but it was just what I wanted that night. I grabbed a cold Brooklyn Lager and sipped away as I read and reread the menu, which is packed with BBQ goodness, especially sides, sauces, and appetizers. Those are the things I care about most.
Once the hubby arrived, we decided to share a bunch of items including pulled chicken on Texas toast, cole slaw, BBQ beans, corn bread, pickles, and the Spaghetti Western, which just happens to be creamy mac and cheese mixed with BBQ chili, topped with corn flakes. We couldn’t say no.
The restaurant also offers six packs of sauce at each setting, so I got to try their sauces in abundance. I am definitely a sauce girl, and while the signature Soulfire sauce was good, I went back time and again for the Fiery sauce. We devoured the tender, flavorful chicken on soft white bread, perfect for soaking up sauce. The cole slaw was crunchy, fresh, not overdressed, and a great addition to the spicy sauces. But the Spaghetti Western, as we imagined, filled us up and stole our hearts. Chunks of smoky BBQ meat were encased in the cheesy mac. I dipped my mac and chili in even more sauce, and my was it heavenly.
We left full, and I was happy that we had a long walk back to the car. It was the perfect way to end the evening. I had been craving BBQ, and Soulfire definitely delivered. We will be back!