Vancouver’s Best BBQ

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    Vancouver isn’t in the heart of the South, but thanks to the ability to travel and explore different cultures and immigration, we’re slowly starting to see more BBQ North of the boarder. A typical BBQ in Vancouver would likely involve grilling some local beef, pork, chicken, lamb or seafood and serving it with some grilled vegetables, a salad and some sort of carbohydrate. Down in the South, they’ve also got their own thing going on ranging from, pulled pork, rubbed ribs and juicy chicken that’s served with greens, cornbread and all the other Southern fixin’s.
    If you need to get your BBQ fix while you’re in Vancouver and you’re on the run, one of the best places to grab a quick bite is at Re-Up BBQ’s food cart, located at 700 Hornby St. They start their recipe for success by using only the best quality organic pork that is then cooked to perfection, shredded and doused with their homemade BBQ sauce and served on a roll with homemade slaw. If pork isn’t your thing, they’ve opened up a second cart serving beef brisket on a roll with homemade slaw. The sandwiches are hearty enough to keep you satisfied all afternoon long and the price won’t break the bank.
    There are a few sit-down restaurants in Vancouver where you can roll up your sleeves, put down the utensils and get stuck into some messy BBQ food and you might want to start with Memphis Blues BBQ, located at 1465 W Broadway. It’s been around for quite some time in Vancouver and is an ideal place to go with large groups because they offer a wide range of platters to order that are perfect for sharing. They smoke their meat for hours on end, over hardwood at a low temperature to produce flavorful and tender meat.
    Another go-to place isn’t right in Vancouver, but worth the drive if you’ve really got a hankering for some good old BBQ. Make your way out to Richmond’s, Steveton Village, where you will find Hog Shack Cook House and one of their most sought after item is their Burnt Ends, which are essentially bits of juicy, rib ends. They are only on the menu while supplies last, so if they have them. order them.
    If you’re down around the Gastown area, Peckinpah is a hot-spot that never ceases to fill up with hungry mouths. And, if you’re into cooking yourself, Vancouver has plenty of local butchers that sell fabulous cuts that are just waiting to be grilled, smoked, pulled and rubbed.

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