Rob Gronkowski apparently worked up quite an appetite during the Patriots Super Bowl parade.
We’re told that the Patriots tight end stopped by the Fort Point location of barbecue spot The Smoke Shop on Tuesday evening, and was accompanied by his dad; his girlfriend, Camille Kostek; his brother Gordie; and a few friends. After chowing down, Gronk chatted with fans and posed for photos.
“Special guest stopped by for some of Boston’s Best BBQ,” Smoke Shop owner Andy Husbands wrote on Instagram. “What a fantastic day, we love a good parade, congratulations @patriots !!!”
Gronkowski wasn’t the only Patriots player who headed to a local restaurant after the parade. Julian Edelman visited Cambridge small plates spot Little Donkey, posing for a photo with co-owners Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer.
The Patriots wide receiver and Super Bowl MVP has shouted out the restaurateur duo before for their work at Toro, naming the Spanish tapas restaurant’s Hamburguesa con Queso sliders among the best burgers in Boston in a 2016 interview with Bloomberg.