Rotates locations every weekend
Named for the smoker-equipped backyard shed which became the BBQ test kitchen during the pandemic year, the name “Rosie’s” is also intended to evoke the warmth of big family kitchens. Rosie’s BBQ & Smokehouse specializes in family-style meals to take away and share in the backyard, on the beach, or at the park. Alongside traditional mains like tender brisket, baby back ribs, smoked pork steaks and sausages, Rosie’s also serves up a wide range of classic sides, made from scratch desserts, and southern refreshments. Think pit beans, smoked green beans, Moon Pies, Banana Pudding, semi-sweet tea, and Cherry Kool-Aid Pickles.
Chef Karl Gregg, founder of the late, lamented Big Lou’s Butcher Shop, has long been a passionate fan of traditional BBQ with pilgrimages to the most famous joints in Central Texas a regular part of his food explorations. The launch of Rosie’s BBQ & Smokehouse fulfills a long-held dream of running his own Vancouver BBQ spot. Blending relationships with the best local farms and suppliers with tested and perfected recipes, Rosie’s will raise the bar for local fans of slow-cooked BBQ.
I visited and enjoyed some dishes recently.
Loved the BBQ baby back ribs, along with the Corn bread, Smoked Chicken, Smoked beef brisket, Sausage links, and pit beans.
West Coast Coleslaw with corn nuts
Cherry Kool-Aid pickles
Moon Pie with gragham cracker, marshmallow and covered in chocolate.
Look for this bright red trailer at breweries and parks every weekend.
Review by: Richard Wolak