Saturday, May 5, 2012

Brothers Boots and Spike, brings us Southern Barbeque with San Diego Attitude.
Truckin' since October, 2011, Boots says their inspiration just comes from the Love of Cooking! They went with the truck over a brick and mortar because they wanted to be the Masters of their own destination, and destiny.  This is something they hope will stay in the family for generations to come.

Developing their flavor for well over 30 years, the brothers serve up their labor of love to us hungry consumers in the form of pig, cow and chicken slow smoked for "give or take" 17 hours with oakwood.

Spike being the Sauce Man and Boots being the Meat Man the combine their super BBQ powers combined they form Slow Cal BBQ. They are recognized by the Kansas City BBQ Society, 2nd place winners of the East County Food Truck Wars and they took 1st place in the Rematch.

Some of their biggest sellers are their Slow Cal Oinker and the OG.
Spike says, "This is the best BBQ in Southern California, if you don't believe me, come try it for yourself."
I asked him what his personal favorite was and he said, "Oh, that'd be the Dirty Mama."

Then he smiled at me and said, "We're slow
smoked and all attitude." and we had a good laugh about it.

You can tell the brothers definitely have a great sense of humor, especially when you see things like their signature "Piggy Pops" which are delicious Red Velvet (you know I love it) cake pops made to look like the swine we swoon for.

I had even joked when I bit into it after seeing the red, I said, "Looks a bit bloody." and they both laughed.

But enough about that! Let's get to the great eats! Let me introduce you to, THE OINKER!

Look at that and tell me that doesn't make your mouth water! Believe you me its BBQ to be respected!
The pork was extremely fork tender and had great flavor and the taste was only heightened by their signature sauce.  It was sweet but not overpowering and it was fascinating how the bread cut down the sweetness and really let the spice of the sauce come through. The coleslaw right on the sandwich made for a great textured crunch.  They've definitely proven that the Kansas City BBQ Society Certificate belongs in their window.

Thanks again boys!

1 comment:

  1. Amy, these are sure a fun read! They make me want to track down some of these food trucks; besides the Mexican one in the LA Garment District. ;)