If I didn’t know better, I’d think that Chef Bobby “The Butcha” Marcotte was trying to kill us at the Tuckaway Tavern (Raymond, New Hampshire). This stop was a long time coming.
During our month-long road trip, we had a stop in Rhode Island. I realized that if you spent the night in Boston, it placed us right in the middle of our event and the Tuckaway Tavern.
We were seated near the bar, so it was time to take a load off and have an ice-cold brewski. Our original plan was to order a few appetizers and three dishes to share, which was derailed when Chef Bobby Marcotte arrived.
Bobby and I had become friends online a few years earlier, but had not seen each other in person. The Tuckaway Tavern was on my burger bucket list, and it was time to scratch both items off my life bucket list.
The Food Spread Was Nuts
And Now For Some Burgers
Bobby didn’t kill us with kindness and hospitality; he murdered us. He knew I was there for a burger and made sure that I tried his three favorites.
But it was that Bomb Burber with steak tips, cheddar, and American cheese, plus green peppers, onions, and mushrooms, that blew me away. What a flavor explosion, and probably the last burger on his menu I would order since I like to keep it simple.
If you think I was exaggerating about almost killing, we couldn’t move after our meal, check it out:
One thing’s for sure: this was the best meal I ate in 2022.
Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery
Website – http://www.thetuckaway.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thetuckaway
Monday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuckaway Tavern’s Burgers by Chef Bobby Marcotte
September 1st, 2020 – Chef Bobby “The Butcher” Marcotte and I have two friends, Chef Richard Hales and the late Carl “The Cuban” Ruiz.
Bobby Marcotte has appeared on three episodes of Diner’s Drive-ins and Dives and four of Guy’s Grocery Games because of his chef work at the Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery in Raymond, New Hampshire. He’s a two-time champ on Guys’ Grocery Games if you’re keeping tabs.
We kindled a friendship during the pandemic via DMs on Instagram. I looked into what he was doing, and the more I saw, the more I dug into it. My parents were familiar with him since they watched Triple G religiously.
My excitement for Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery eventually led to its addition to my Burger Bucket List.
It will be a bit before I head out on another road trip. So, unfortunately, a physical visit to the Tuckaway is out of the question. But they do ship plenty of meats.
So after perusing the Tuckin’ Good portion of their site, I chose the Butcha’s Breakfast Box and the OG Burger Box.
Butcha’s Breakfast Box
The idea behind the Butcha’s Breakfast Box is to cook up everything included. Then, all you need to do is add eggs, coffee, juice, or your preferred morning drink. Then you’ll be good to go.
It’s meant for two separate breakfasts feeding a family of four. The box will set you back $75 plus overnight shipping.
What it brings :
- 2 – Thick Cut Bone-In Ham Steaks
- 2 – 12 oz Packs North Country Smokehouse Fruitwood Bacon
- 8 – House Ground Maple Blueberry Sausage Sliders
- 1 – 8 oz Bottle of Tuckaway’s Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 – Jar of White Mt. Canning’s Famous Flapjack Mix
They ain’t kidding when they say the country ham steak is thick cut. Two of these come per order, and I’m optimistic you’ll save some for a great ham and cheese sandwich later in the day.
The bacon left an intoxicating smokey aroma in my kitchen. I considered dragging a sleeping bag there for the night; nothing like dreaming of bacon goodness.
The winner of the box, which came out of left field, was the maple blueberry breakfast sausages. Damn, they were freakin’ good.
I have not made the Flapjack Mix or tried the Maple Syrup yet, but I will update this page once I do.
OG Burger Box
The OG Burger Box is the real motivator of my beef-citement. I’d seen the butcher shop online and knew my meaty mitts needed to hold one of these puppies.
The box brings six 10 oz fresh ground Black-Hide Angus Beef burgers with their house seasoning. These Famous Tavern Burgers were excellent when I made them, but I imagine these beauties being next level when you’re devouring them in their restaurant.
It will set you back $65 plus overnight shipping.
A Gift from Bobby the Butcher
After receiving an email informing me that my boxes were shipping soon, I texted Bobby to let him know I had set Saturday aside for a grilling session with my wife Marcela and my parents.
To my surprise, when the boxes arrived, he had included some extras like the Bacon Cheddar Burgers, Black + Blue Burgers, Apple Bacon, Chicken Parm Chicken & Our Little Italy Pork Sausages.
I did not snap any pictures of the cooked food, but you can see them in their full glory below. The Bacon Cheddar Burgers were the favorites at my parent’s house.
But, and there is almost always a but when there is bacon, cheese & onions mixed into the ground beef. So this “burger” was veering dangerously into meatloaf terrain. Luckily, I love meatloaf, too!
However, I must take this meat patty to the National Burger Council for further discussion.
The sausage race was a little closer, with the Apple Bacon winning sausage of the night at the BEAST household. We ate them on rolls with some grain mustard; it’s all they needed.
Onions and peppers on those beauties wouldn’t have hurt, either.
Watch This Tuckaway Tavern Video
I hope this video and the pictures of the food opened up your appetites.