What’s street food without BBQ…lacking, that’s what. Partners Howard, Dave and Richard, all restaurant owners with tons of experience in the business, rolled out the Sweet Auburn BBQ truck (SAB) in February and have been running ragged ever since! They really want to bring comfort food to the street, and if you’re looking for nostalgic memories of backyard BBQs with pops this is your spot!
They serve a variety of BBQ staples, including ribs, pork, chicken and brisket and put a twist on traditional sides with their Jamaican collard greens, sweet potato soufflé and Asian pear coleslaw. They also have strawberry lemonade and Asian mint tea along with the traditional soda products.
Seriously, the tea is really good and quite refreshing…especially when it’s 95 degrees and you’re hanging out in an asphalt parking lot! I have tried most of their food and in my opinion the pork tacos with coleslaw on top are the best; slow smoked Q that has tons of smoky flavor and packs enough juice to ruin at least an entire leg of your pants. On this visit, I had the spare ribs, and while favorable and moist, they just didn’t beat the chopped/pulled pork in the taco; they did have a nice smoke ring however!
The other thing I really like about SAB is their multitude of sauces, everything from smoky to sweet to hot…even smoky-sweet! While I do agree that superior BBQ doesn’t need sauce, it never hurts if it’s good!
SAB has two trucks you can find around town at most Food Truck events and festivals; they also do catering and just opened up a brick and mortar spot in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market downtown…hence the name! You can follow them on twitter @SweetAuburnBBQ to find out their latest locations and check out more info @ their website: http://sweetauburnbbq.com/