Thursday, November 24, 2011

Big House BBQ

Big House BBQ is a food truck serving up the 'que in Issaquah, Washington. Neil, the pitmaster of this food truck, developed his passion for BBQ while serving in the U.S. Navy. For the last 23 years, he has blessed the community with his low-and-slow smoked meats, using seasoned apple wood and alder from the Pacific Northwest.

I had stopped in Issaquah to try his BBQ out, only to find Neil had sold out. Granted, it was near the end of the lunch hour, so I vowed to try again the following day.

I came back the next day and wasted little time in ordering the pulled pork sandwich ($8): a generous heap of pork, smoked for several hours and then hand-pulled, placed on a sesame seed bun. I then topped my sandwich with some of Neil's spicy BBQ sauce.

Menu at Seattle Center Mobile Feast (10/29/11)
BBQ sauces
Pulled Pork Sandwich (Big House BBQ)

After putting on the Spicy BBQ sauce
All in all, a good sandwich. Just the smell of the smoking meats in the attached smoker will attract people like moths to light. The pulled pork was a success. It was smoked very well, staying tender and maintaining a bit of juiciness. The bun was OK, but should have been toasted (or toasted more) to really take the experience to the next level. Finally, the BBQ sauce was good; it has that KC influence and a slight kick. I don't mind if it was spicier, though.

In hindsight, I probably should have also asked for some slaw to dump on the sandwich. Nothing like cole slaw with pulled pork, that's for sure!

I personally think the one-day wait was worth it. You should get out to Issaquah and try Neil's fine 'que at Big House BBQ! 7.25/10

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