If you pull off the interstate and head up Route 5 in Putney, you’ll see "Curtis Ribs". There’s a blue bus surrounded by an acre of picnic tables. It’s a local institution that’s hard to miss.
The center of the attraction is 69-year-old Curtis Tuff. His BBQ cooker is a sticky, black oil-drum with a grill across it, set up on a hay wagon.
VPR’s Susan Keese visited Curtis Ribs where on summer evenings, Curtis and his pot-bellied pig hold sway: