A recent MSNBC piece on food trucks offered a tantalizing hint of a new barbecue truck in town. And on Monday Raney Brothers BBQ hits the streets, selling pulled pork, grinders and more. According to owner Paul Raney, the truck will be in South Lake Union on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, near Republican and Boren.
Look for it Tuesdays in SoDo at First and Spokane, and on Thursdays in Ballard near Shilshole and Market. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
As for the meaty wares, Raney smokes his meat using cherry wood to avoid overdoing the smoke flavor. He likens his barbecue to St. Louis-style, since he uses a tomato-based sauce, rather than a vinegar base. The centerpiece of the menu, he says, is the sandwich of pulled pork, smoked between 12 and 15 hours at very low temps. Also on the menu: a Cajun grinder made with grilled, seasoned meatloaf, and a bratwurst grinder, both grilled with marinara sauce.
Raney, who runs the truck with his brother Tom, says this is his first foray into food as a profession, but the barbecue passion runs deep. Right now the best place to track Raney Brothers is on the truck's Facebook page.