I saw the line for the Redbones Food Truck on Clarendon Street in Copley Square before I saw the truck itself.
(Mostly) men of all different shapes and sizes were waiting to fill that good ol’ fashioned carnivore craving. Construction workers in neon vests and businessmen in collared pastel shirts stood side by side.
The Red Bones Food Truck offers a number of meaty dishes for you to sample. Pick from choices like:
- St Louis Ribs (in 1/4 rack, 1/2 rack, or full rack)
- Pulled Pork Sandwich
- Pulled Chicken Sandwich
- BBQ Beef Sandwich
- Portabello Mushroom Sandwich
- Hound Dog
You’ll also find some varying specials depending on the day.
Better still, at the RedBones truck, you can get combo meals with some sides like the ones mom makes (well, not my mom- she can’t cook for baked beans).
- Mac and Cheese
- Potato Salad
- Cole Slaw
- Baked Beans
- Dirty Rice
- Grilled Veggies
I’m drooling just typing this.
Redbones Food Truck: The Precious Pulled Pork
I ordered the red bones pulled pork sandwich with a side of grilled vegetables. After getting my order, I moved on to the condiments table, where you can choose from some sweet sauce or hot sauce to add to your meaty meal.
The pulled pork was just incredible – the sweet sauce complimented the tender meat perfectly. The pork itself was so juicy and flowing with deliciousness that it completely soaked the bun below it. Eating this like a normal sandwich was physically impossible, but a fork and knife did the trick.
I’ve had some good pulled pork before, and this mouthwatering meat competes with the best.
The veggies were good – a nice assortment of peppers, onions, summer squash, and zucchini. Pretty greasy, but that’s usually how it goes.
(Once Again) Lamenting Boston Food Truck Prices
So the meal was delightful, but again I found myself facing a conundrum I often encounter with food trucks – the price.
9$ (sandwich is $7 alone, add $2 for each side) is a fair price when you are going out to eat and sitting down to a delicious pulled pork sandwich in a restaurant. Maybe I’d expect that at the Red Bones main location in Somerville. But when you serve food from a truck, the price really should be cheaper.
The Redbones truck isn’t alone in this – it seems many food trucks lack the same consideration. Despite the high quality, you have to keep in mind the food truck’s origins as a ‘cheap n fast’ alternative. Food being served from a truck needs to be priced less than the usual rate, and less than the central location’s prices.
Anyhow, that’s my two cents. Do you guys agree? Should food trucks be cheaper than normal prices, even with gourmet quality food?
Despite the somewhat high price, I still have to give the Red Bones food truck a solid thumbs up review.
Redbones food truck gets 4 out of 5 forks
For a superbly wonderful pulled pork sandwich and an assortment of sides that would make Grandma proud.
My only regret is I didn’t notice the $1 cornbread. Oh well, looks like I’ll have to return to the Red Bones food truck. What a shame… ;)