Thursday, February 2, 2012


I've noted before I was advised to get the pork BBQ from PORC and today I succeeded in that task.  Yet, even as I approached the truck, I started (again) thinking about changing my mind for something they were calling a "smokey sloppy joe".  Luckily there was a two meat plate available offering both the BBQ and the 'Joe, along with slaw and an additional side.  Of the two, I preferred the beef.  The exceptionally tender Angus beef was clearly braised with tomatoes and onions after smoking, creating a mild but delicious sauce.  On the other hand, the pork was slightly chewier in the sense it didn't fall apart as easily.  That more than likely works out better when put in to a sandwich, but then again, a sloppy joe is called that for a reason so if you ordered than in a roll, it should be sloppy.  For me, the pork just on the plate could have used a little more BBQ sauce because it is not cooked in a sauce but rather is doused on top for serving.  Granted, that helps in that you can pick which sauce you want (mild, medium, or hot) but it also means it's probably mostly gone by the time you get to the bottom of your heap of pork on a plate.  My 'hot' selection was peppery and vibrant, and pretty good but wasn't what I had the smudge of last week. On its own, the pork probably could use a bit more seasoning, but the sauce surely made up for it.

To cap of my plate of meat (and vinegar-based slaw) was my other side: a mint chocolate truffle.  It is really worth going to the truck just for this.  Creamy.  Rich.  And a pleasant mint flavor.  The flavors are reminiscent of Ben & Jerry's Mint Oreo ice cream, to me -- it is one of my favorite flavors of ice cream ever.

Perfectly content with my 3.5 honk rating.  I'll be back again soon.

On a side note, yesterday I visited Dorothy Moon to discover they now have chimichurri as a topping option.  Get it on your burger and then ask for a bucket on the side to dip "anything you may have lying around the office to eat" in.  Your significant other may not want to kiss you after, but it will totally be worth it.

Happy weekend, all.  See you next week.