Meet Our Food Trucks | Barbie’s Q

August 25th, 2010 |No Comments »

The conventional wisdom in many food circles is that nobody in Southern California understands that barbecue is a noun, not a verb, and that the basic act of slapping down meat on a grill qualifies as barbecue. Pit Boss John Bowler dispels that notion every time he hits the road in the Barbie’s Q truck.

To start with, everything is made from scratch: dry rubs, sauces, and even side dishes (BBQ beans, red potato salad, tangy coleslaw, collard greens, and more). Then the Barbie’s Q team dry rubs their meats and—this is the key—slow smokes them over hardwood (oak, apple, and/or hickory). Each meat has its own smoking time to reach its optimal level of smoky perfection. Pork gets a 10-hour smoke and the beef smokes for 12 hours, but ribs and chicken just need about 3 hours to get to BBQ heaven.

Barbie’s Q pays homage to the capitals of American barbecue. They have a South Carolina-style sauce (mustard and vinegar base), a Memphis-style dry rub, St. Louis/Kansas City style sweet and smoky sauce, and a Texas-style seasoned shredded beef. What could be better than having all of those regional barbecue options on one truck?

Follow the smoke signals to learn more about Barbie’s Q on their website or Twitter feed.

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