FOC TWM passed along news of a new BBQ joint coming to TLOTB&TC, called The Bearded Pig. For when you get tired of the bean and the cod, BBQ is a nice change of pace, but in Greater Boston, they still talk about long-departed Jake & Earl's like they talk about Gretzky in Edmonton. (Redbones is fine, but let's be real here.) As mentioned previously, Somerville struggles with swine, the jury is out (place has not opened for eat-in yet) but there are some reasons for concern. The menu offers eight meats and five sauces, which is at least six more meats and three more sauces than one would like to see. More alarming are the sides, as in "all our sides are vegetarian, except for Brunswick Stew." I asked, and yes, the baked beans and the collards are somehow, mysterously, prepared without meat. I hope this place does well -- it's a good location, and a great name, and I hope they have the best pulled pork north of Lexington, NC. However, lapses like these w/ the sides are why it remains difficult for people to take northeast BBQ seriously.