City slickers agree: For down-home barbecue near Boston, Blue Ribbon serves the prize pig. And beef brisket. And pulled chicken. Twenty years after first firing up the smoker, this Newton/Arlington duo offers highest-quality barbecue in lo-fi environs, drawing downtown diners and hot sauce-worshipping suburbanites alike. Plus, those party platters and quarts have saved our gameday parties on many occasions. File under: BBQ MVP.