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Old 08-11-2019, 06:25 PM   #1
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Scott Buitta, who operates the Barbecue Shack and Smokehouse at 559 Route 104, is accusing Chris Bell who operates the Traveling TexasSmokeShop at 368 Route 104, with writing a negative review of his business and then having a hand in subsequent disparaging reviews on social media.

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Old 08-13-2019, 08:35 PM   #3
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Anyone have any reviews of either place? Which place is better - or are they both equally good?
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:36 PM   #4
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Anyone have any reviews of either place? Which place is better - or are they both equally good?
Personally I prefer the Traveling Texas Smokehouse. Great food!!
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Ahhh!! Competition at its best. . Never had BBQ Shack but I do like Traveling Texas Smokehouse


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Anyone have any reviews of either place? Which place is better - or are they both equally good?
I've not been to the Shak, but I wasn't impressed with Traveling Texas when I tried it last summer. I did mention at one point, on another thread, that it seemed weird the Shak would open up so close to, and before, Traveling Texas.

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Ahhh!! Competition at its best. . Never had BBQ Shack but I do like Traveling Texas Smokehouse


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Lol, yeah I can see a new reality show coming out of this...”Smokehouse Wars”!!
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Lol, yeah I can see a new reality show coming out of this...”Smokehouse Wars”!!
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I don't know why, but this story fascinates me. Here are some of the reviews--for each, the user only has two reviews, one 5-star positive for one place and one 1-star negative for the other. I don't know who started it (the last one, by the owner of Traveling Texas, appears to be the first), but clearly neither has taken the high road!Name:  Screenshot_20190814-074113_Maps.jpg
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I know why. The bickering back and forth is comical .

Does anyone have an “honest review “ of the BBQ Shak?


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I know why. The bickering back and forth is comical .

Does anyone have an “honest review “ of the BBQ Shak?


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I've never tried it--to be frank, it's because I thought it was bollocks setting up where he did--but most of his reviews seem honest.

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been to the Shack multiple times, food is good and Scott really is into his cooking and has a major passion for his food. Have never had a bad meal out of there

I am planing on hitting Texas Smokehouse this weekend.

Good BBQ should be a little pricey due to using quality meats and time put in, the Shack has never had unreasonable prices.
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I’ve been to both and both are good! TTS seemed he didn’t know where he wanted to set up there for a while. Then he set up this year before the BBQ SHAK But before that the BBQ SHAK had set up before the TTS on 104.
Now I guess they’re battling for business...both put out good BBQ.
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I’ve been to both and both are good! TTS seemed he didn’t know where he wanted to set up there for a while. Then he set up this year before the BBQ SHAK But before that the BBQ SHAK had set up before the TTS on 104.

Now I guess they’re battling for business...both put out good BBQ.
TTS was on 104 by the moccasin store 4 years ago then went to the weirs then on 3 by Meredith police station last year not back on 104. He also had a small storefront on Main Street and Messer street in Laconia 3 years ago


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The BBQ SHAK is amazing. Scott is very passionate and knows how to cook both Brisket and Pulled Pork. The corn bread is also very yummy!


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I don't know why, but this story fascinates me. Here are some of the reviews--for each, the user only has two reviews, one 5-star positive for one place and one 1-star negative for the other. I don't know who started it (the last one, by the owner of Traveling Texas, appears to be the first), but clearly neither has taken the high road!
Some months ago (6+)? I had posted that online reviews (for restaurants at least) were ridiculous. I stated something about how family & friends or fellow employees would post positive reviews and the competition would post negative reviews. A number of people, including restaurant owners, dismissed it as BS. So here we are, some months later, and the courts are involved with such shenanigans

I have not been to either establishment nor do I know anyone involved. I do know that as far as random "internet reviews" go, they get no consideration from me.

Oddly enough though, the reviews from forum members on this site get a great deal of consideration. Reputation, reputation, reputation.
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The best thing that ever happened to McDonald’s was Burger King. Restaurant business is a bit different than all others. I think it’s really better for a restaurant owner to bite his/her tongue before trashing competition. An element many people may like about One restaurant is the same element others may not.

Personally I believe if a restaurant owner is trashing another restaurant it says more to me about that restaurant owner’s product then it does the competition’s.
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The best thing that ever happened to McDonald’s was Burger King. Restaurant business is a bit different than all others. I think it’s really better for a restaurant owner to bite his/her tongue before trashing competition. An element many people may like about One restaurant is the same element others may not.

Personally I believe if a restaurant owner is trashing another restaurant it says more to me about that restaurant owner’s product then it does the competition’s.
When restaurant owners publicly denigrate one another, it just motivates me to patronize NEITHER. I don't see how there are winners in such a fight. When the day is done (as indicated by baygo), it should be about product, value and customer experience.

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The best thing that ever happened to McDonald’s was Burger King. Restaurant business is a bit different than all others. I think it’s really better for a restaurant owner to bite his/her tongue before trashing competition. An element many people may like about One restaurant is the same element others may not.

Personally I believe if a restaurant owner is trashing another restaurant it says more to me about that restaurant owner’s product then it does the competition’s.
Trashing other people and businesses online seems like the politically correct thing to do these days. Sad but true!
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Both are very good, but the beans set them apart LOL! Personally I like the Smokehouse beans!

It's all about the beans!

Time to try Rubbin' Butts!
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I like Rubbing Butts, but I found them to be inconsistent in their portions and flavors over the course of 4 visits. Still would eat there as it is good
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This past weekend we had O's / Rubbin Butts cater an island party we had. Food was fantastic and their help / servers could not of been nicer. It was also a pleasure to work with Scott Ouellette and crew. Very professional and very accommodating!!

Oh yeah...the beans were great also!!!

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Yankee Smokehouse does have ok beans but they simply taste like any old canned baked bean from a supermarket that they try to kick up a notch. Nice pieces of meat (pork?) in it but the taste automatically reminds me of a can of B&B Baked Beans.
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Yankee Smokehouse does have ok beans but they simply taste like any old canned baked bean from a supermarket that they try to kick up a notch. Nice pieces of meat (pork?) in it but the taste automatically reminds me of a can of B&B Baked Beans.
A lot of places take cans right from the supermarket & pawn them off as fresh. Seen a local seafood place (not to be named here) use Hannaford brand clam chowder in place of the real thing & up-sell for big $$$.
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Seen a local seafood place (not to be named here) use Hannaford brand clam chowder in place of the real thing & up-sell for big $$$.
Oh, quit being a chowder tease and spill it.
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