Barbecue goes mobile with ‘The Moose Lodge’
By Rob YoungSpecial to The Post and Courier – Wednesday, February 13, 2013
What: Moose’s Mobile BBQ (rigs are affectionately referred to as “The Moose Lodge”)
Where: Revolving. Check website for updates.
For more info: www.moosesmobilebbq.com
Question: What do you call a baby moose?
Answer: A calf, silly.
A better answer: Moose’s Mobile BBQ, also known as The Moose Lodge.
It’s an offshoot or satellite vehicle of Moose’s Famous BBQ, the Summerville restaurant recognized for its smoked brisket and pulled pork.
It’s also an addition to the growing number of Charleston area food trucks/trailers/carts.
You can check the cart category on this one. Then you can check the menu for smoked chicken, Texas beef brisket, pit-cooked barbecue and an item called “sausage fatty”: a maple sausage roll cooked over low heat for hours.
The parent office in Summerville preps the food prior to transport, the menu including sides like macaroni and cheese, baked beans, hash and rice, coleslaw and green beans.
Most Mondays, The Moose Lodge rests its wheels, but on other days, it rambles over to North Charleston businesses like Benefitfocus, MeadWestvaco, First Federal Corporate Center, SAIC and Remount Business Park.
Check the website, www.moosesmobilebbq.com, for an updated schedule.
Then just drive over and order up.
Here’s your best bet: the brisket plate ($8 for two sides, plus roll). Featuring a healthy fat cap layer, the meat emerges moist, the bark crusty and charred, and all of it handsomely flavored.
Moose’s pulled pork plate ($8) isn’t as strong — how could it be, really? — as it tends to be tender but mushy.
Good thing they’ve got a trio of sauces — mustard, vinegar and a rich red (best on the brisket) — to add flavor.
And it’s a good thing that Moose’s is movable, too. Sure makes conquering that brisket fix a heckuva lot easier.