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BBQsmith - great food at new food truck in front of chinatown gate


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BBQsmith - great food at new food truck in front of chinatown gate

chocojosh | Jul 29, 2011 12:43 PM

I tried this new food truck on Monday this week and ended up going back 2 more times in 4 days. Monday I had a smoked beef plate (brisked, I think) with a side of black beans and cole slaw. The meat was excellent, full of flavor and juicy. The cole slaw and beans had a very homemade feel to them and made the whole thing seem very healthy (even though I'd eat it anyway if it weren't).

Wednesday I had the smoked chicken plate with green beans and black beans again. The chicken was excellent. It had a great smokiness and wasn't overwhelmed by sauce so you could actually taste the chicken (this is nice considering they use only all natural meats). the chicken was served with greek yogurt, pickled shredded veggies, and a green sauce (maybe cilantro and lemon?). On top of the chicken were 2 chicken "chips." These appear to be pieces of chicken skin that are treated in some supernatural way to transform them into one of the best things I've eaten all summer. The green beans were in a creme fraiche sauce with shallots. I also tasted the pork that my dad ordered and was impressed.

Today I went back for a sandwich. They serve their sandwiches on a big slice of whole grain baguette, which I am sure is good for you, although you'd never know by the taste. The sandwich was the same chicken I had on Wednesday with the same toppings and "chips" and was wonderful.

The prices are quite good considering the general quality of the food and the fact that they are using good, all-natural meat. The chicken sandwich I had was $6, the chicken plate was $9, and the beef plate was $11. All were well worth it. They also offer tacos ($3, I think) but I haven't tried yet.

I am surprised that no one else has written about this place yet on Chowhound, or am I just not seeing the reviews?

ps, to clarify, this is not Chinese BBQ, just happens to be right there next to Chinatown

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