Barbecue and food trailers are important to Austin, and there are two new names to check out: Twelve Bones BBQ, and Big Delicious Food Co.
The owners of Azul Tequila and Papalote Taco House, brothers Sergio, Eric, and Eduardo Varela, opened Twelve Bones BBQ, which took over Vietnamese restaurant Lulu B’s old building on South Congress. The menu highlights burnt ends, along with other cuts (brisket, ribs both baby back and spare, turkey, sausage), as well as sliders, tacos, and sandwiches. Its patio is set up for outdoor dining, and there’s indoor seating as well.
Pitmaster Marco Oglesby oversees Twelve’s pits. He co-ran the pits of Kreuz Market's Bryan location, as well as Opie's Barbecue and Schmidt Family Barbecue. While it seems like the truck opened this month, it seems to have been testing out meats since March.
Then there is the roaming Big Delicious Food Co. uses smoked meats for its sandwiches (think smoked pastrami Reubens, turkey clubs, queso-drenched brisket), tacos, and even waffles (topped with brisket and spicy bacon sauce). The typical barbecue array — brisket, ribs, turkey, and pulled pork — are available by the pound, as well as pastrami and meatballs. Expect the usuals from the sides and desserts portion of the menu, from potato salad to banana pudding. The truck opened in the spring, and it will next pop up at Friends & Allies Brewing on Springdale Road next on Sunday, June 25.