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Five Things To Know About Chew Chew BBQ
Sam Corbett was a restaurant lifer, clocking over 40 years as an owner of everything from catfish joints to steak houses. His friend, Jamison Toomey, was looking for a new business venture. In 2014, the two opened Chew Chew BBQ, a food truck which serves up its Texas-style sliced brisket, smoked sausage, and pork rib plates and sandwiches all across the greater Austin area. Read on for more facts about this mobile BBQ sensation:
- They smoke their brisket for 11 to 12 hours. Cooking meat low and slow like this keeps the sometimes fickle cut of meat juicy and tender.
- All the recipes belong to Corbett. That includes all the sauces and sides, which come from Corbett’s own blend of ingredients that he fine-tuned during his years in the restaurant industry.
- You can buy meat by the pound. If you’re not up for a sandwich or plate, you can stock up on mounds of chopped pork, smoked sausages, and even whole chickens.
- The conversation’s just as good as the food. “I’m a people person,” Corbett told the Austin American-Statesman. “I like to meet people and chat with them. I’m a talker.”
- The owners used to be in a blues band together. Corbett sang and Toomey played guitar. No word whether any of the songs were about ribs.