Rub Those (Pork) Butts

Dec 12, 2022 | Annapolis

Pork butts, also known as Boston butts, are staples in making barbeque. Who else can say that they rub butts for a living? Red Hot & Blue has been rubbing butts for over 33 years, and we love sharing our award-winning smoked meats with you and your family.

What is a Pork Butt?

Contrary to what the name implies, pork butts do not originate from the pig’s rear end. A pork butt is a cut taken off of the pork shoulder and tends to have a healthy amount of fat. The fat cap on top of the pork butt produces our melt-in-your-mouth barbeque. The pork butt is thick enough to handle our low and slow smoking process without drying out. Using this method on a lean or thinner piece of pork could result in shoe leather rather than delicious barbeque. Red Hot & Blue has perfected our smoking process to gain the most flavor possible from the pork butt.

The Secrets in the Rub

You cannot put a naked Boston butt into the smoker and expect a great-tasting barbeque. The cut of meat should be prepared using a rub before entering the smoker. The rub penetrates the meat well before it’s smoked and infuses it with tremendous flavor. Our secret Red Hot & Blue rub creates a one-of-a-kind barbeque unlike anything you have eaten before.

Red Hot & Blue Has a Dish for Every Pallet

Although our focus is on smoked meats, our restaurant has a wide selection of entrees to appease any pallet. We have everything from salads and sandwiches to barbecue plates and fried catfish. We offer a selection of juicy, mouthwatering burgers for those in the mood for a burger.

We encourage all of our customers to try our famous grandma’s potato salad or the big ol’ smoked Idaho potato. Whatever you are in the mood for, we guarantee you will not be disappointed when your entrée arrives. For information regarding reservations or our current specials, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Annapolis restaurant at 410-626-7427.

We look forward to seeing you!