Eating pulled pork in Minnesota is a privilege, especially during the warmer days of summer. The barbecue eating habit turns into an addiction unfortunately when most of us want to burn the calories we’ve accumulated during hibernation in the winter. Treat yourself every so often to this delicious meaty treat. Below are the premiere venues to grab some of the Twin Cities’ most delicious pulled pork.
777 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Brasa Rotisserie is one of the signature restaurants on Grand Avenue that serves a variety of deliciously prepared pulled pork. The venue serves the communities of the St. Paul area offering organic, gluten-free, Latin American, vegan friendly, kid friendly sustainable food raised with high-quality ingredients. The slow-roasted pulled pork comes seasoned with garlic and lime for the perfect combination of tastes. Come on over to unleash the carnivore in you.
Rooster’s BBQ Deli
979 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Rooster’s BBQ Deli has been serving the proud community in the Twin Cities since 1987. This independently owned family restaurant is known to serve delicious roasted chicken, ribs and some of the best pulled pork in town. If you are looking to eat in, cater or takeout, the restaurant has a phenomenal staff on hand to meet the demands of hungry customers craving large portions of pulled pork. Order up a large or small barbecue pulled pork shoulder sandwich to keep things simple, or go with the Memphis-style pulled pork sandwich that’s served with cabbage slaw and barbecue sauce. All pulled pork options will have you sporting a barbecue-sauced smile.
Big Daddy’s Old Fashioned Barbeque
625 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Big Daddy’s Old Fashioned Barbeque in St. Paul is another favorite joint for Minnesotans to grab a flavorful, seasoned and tender pulled pork sandwich. The pork sandwich comes in all shapes and sizes. Not only are you going to be served a southern age-old traditional barbecue sandwich, but enjoy seven different pulled pork sandwiches of varying portions with any number of sides you desire. If you are a meat lover, Big Daddy’s will fulfill your pork cravings.
Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque
423 Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque is one of the liveliest restaurants in Stillwater to grab great barbecue platters. During the summertime, the restaurant provides an energetic atmosphere along with live musical performances. The word “Caribbean” contained in the name has injected a native Jamaican jerk spice style into many platters on the menu. In other words, the meat is dry-rubbed and marinated in a very hot spicy sauce. The pulled pork is freshly cooked with a unique set of ingredients, so for anyone who wants to try out some different signature platters, Smalley’s has exactly what you’re looking for.
C&G’s Smoking Barbecue
4743 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
C&G’s Smoking Barbecue is one of Minneapolis’ favorite locations to enjoy pulled pork. The restaurant is about equal distance from Lake Nokomis and Lake Harriet. The history behind this place is a peculiar one since the owner, Greg Alfred, who started the business, first worked as an auto mechanic. Cooking food was more of a hobby, but he loved to serve food for people at social events. The barbecue platters have a definite Detroit influence because of what ingredients are included.
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