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June
21st

More proof of summer: Tacoma’s Barrel No. 51 mobile barbecue truck is back in action serving pulled pork, chicken and ribs


The pulled pork sandwich at Barrel No 51 BBQ.

After an inaugural summer last year of changing menus and the evolution of its barbecue offerings, the mobile food truck Barrel No. 51 BBQ is back in operation. Now all diners have to do is find the truck. For now, the truck is serving barbecue in the parking lot of the Destiny City church, which is right behind Target. The truck previously tested two locations, last summer in Lakewood and then moving to the Lincoln District last fall.

For a food business with “BBQ” in its moniker, I found the truck’s limited sandwich menu last summer lacking. But when I checked back in on the truck last fall, they finally had real slow-and-low barbecue on the menu – ribs, pulled pork, smoked pulled chicken sandwiches, and baked beans and cole slaw.

My most recent visit found Read more »