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More al fresco dining: Barrel No. 51, the barbecue truck, is back

This pulled pork sandwich from Barrel No. 51 is quite the porky, saucy mess.

The next few days, I’m going to write about restaurants with outdoor dining to enjoy our stretch of warm weather  – because who knows when it will just poof, leaving us with soggy socks under our sandals (I’ve seen waaaaay too much of that bad fashion lately). Today’s featured al fresco dining spot is another mobile truck – Barrel No. 51. This will be the third al fresco season for the truck and I’ve appreciated watching its evolution. Right now, the truck is parked at Cedar and South 23rd, near Target in the old movie theater parking lot. Read more »


Barbecue on wheels: Barrel No. 51 mobile restaurant relocates to Tacoma

Barrel No. 51 serves smoked pulled pork and chicken sandwiches at its new Lincoln neighborhood location.

Have wheels, will travel. Such is the culinary path for mobile restaurants like Barrel No. 51, a barbecue trailer that I first visited when it was serving sandwiches in the parking lot at American Lake park last summer.

Flash forward to October and the restaurant now has a new location in Tacoma‚Äôs Lincoln Business District just off 38th and M (near Safeway), and has a newly expanded menu with more smoked meat offerings. Read more »


Mobile hot dog update: Tommy Chicago is moving to another Tacoma location

In today’s GO section, I wrote about three new mobile hot dog trucks and trailers. I previously wrote about the same three mobile restaurants in an Aug. 2 blog post here.

I thought I’d share with TNT Diner readers what I wrote in GO today – that Tommy Chicago Hot Dogs this week has ended its run at 149th and Pacific and is now on the move. Click “more” for details of the hot dog truck’s next location. Read more »


Burgerville Nomad comes to Tacoma (finally)

Well, it’s not the headline that we all wanted. We’d like our own Burgerville restaurant, thanks. But tomorrow, Aug. 21, the Burgerville Nomad mobile burger truck will be at the South Tacoma Auto Show from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

For months, a few TNT Diner readers and I have been bugging reps from Burgerville, a Vancouver-based company, to bring the Nomad truck, or better yet, a Burgerville restaurant, to Tacoma. The Nomad was supposed to be here in March, but the stop was canceled. The closest Burgerville to Tacoma is in Centralia.

You may remember, former

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