The Rib Whip—a food truck cooking up Midwest-style ribs and brisket on the go—rolling into Off the Grid on Thursday and its permanent SoMa lot.
If you want something even heartier than ribs, you’ll need the You Don’t Make Friends with Salad sandwich, a triple meat burger with chopped brisket molded into a patty, pulled pork and a top layer of melted pimento cheese.
From the outside, it’s a pretty unassuming old ’77 Chevy Step Van with the St. Louis Arch painted on the sides. But inside, it’s loaded with a heavy-duty wood-chip smoker that can cook up 65 slabs of ribs in half a day’s time (that’s upwards of 250 pounds of BBQ).
And being that the chef/owner is a St. Louis native with audio/visual expertise (a talent that should never be underrated), the truck has a professional sound system for DJ decks, and plans are in motion for upcoming dinner-and-a-movie nights at the lot.
The parking lot scene is alive and well.
The truck'll sport SF's only on-board smoker, which'll cook up to 240lbs of meat at a time, including 13hr-smoked Texas beef brisket, pulled pork 'wiches, a jalapeno-spiked creamed corn cornbread souffle, and St. Louis-style BBQ ribs, aka not-as-good-as-Seattle-style BBQ ribs.