In early September of 2012 I was driving east on US 90 out of Lake CIty, FL when I saw a food truck. It was literally (ok, almost literally) in the middle of no where! Well outside of the city, even going into where the road merges to 2 lanes. If you are at all familiar with the area I will kinda pinpoint it for you… go east of the airport and east of the college, then on the left, boom you are there. Now I am uncertain if this is where they plan to stay but it is very remote.
Now if you are a moderate foodie, watch FOOD NETWORK, or live in a town of more than 40,000 then you have either seen, heard of, or been to a food truck. In this case these friends bought a new truck & created BELLYRUBBERS BBQ. Now I am a fan of some good BBQ, sometimes I am even a fan of some bad BBQ. I guess that comes from my upbringing. Kinda goes with the thought that even if it is bad it can still be pretty good.
So I turned my truck around and went back to BELLYRUBBERS to give em a try. They were in the middle of cooking a large order for an office that sent one of their workers out to the truck to get some lunch. But they were able to help me with my little order with no problem. As I stood there I noticed a limited side order menu. This is not surprising cause I take in to account that they are merely a food truck with not a lot of options. BUT, in this situation I has to ask for a sample of the cole slaw, cause I am a cole slaw snob, and there is some bad cole slaw out there. If you put vinegar or pineapples or even peaches in your cole slaw, I’m sorry but we cannot be friends. To me cole slaw should be what it was intended to be, a fat mans salad. None other but a fat man (speaking from experience here) could have takensomething as healthy as cabbage, carrots, pickle juice and add some sugar with a bunch of mayo (or salad dressing). Thus equates to a fat mans salad. Well, now that I have explained all of that to you, they were glad to give me a sample of the cole slaw and I could tell by looking at it, we had a winner. They did not use sugar and did use a lil too much mayo (for me personally) but I ate it all and enjoyed it.
Now it came time for me to make my decision for lunch,they offered sandwiches of pulled pork, sliced pork, pulled chicken, fried chicken tenders, hamburgers, hoagies, or the dinner plate options of the sandwich items. All of the items were in the $5-9 dollar range with a menu for the kids as well. I asked them about what they liked better, the pulled pork or the sliced pork. They both agreed, the pulled chicken, then they gave me a sample to see what I thought. Lemme say, it was good, I mean really good.
The pulled chicken dinner plate was $7.75 with 2 sides & a dinner roll. My plans were to drive to a nearby roadside park to eat but dang it smelled too good not to eat it right there on the side of the road next to the food truck. It has been a long time since I called someone after a meal to tell them about what I just ate… in this case I called 2 people to brag on BELLYRUBBERS BBQ.
The place is unique and tasty (Not saying it is the best BBQ but dadgum its good). So if you find yourself near Lake City Florida I recommend BELLYRUBBERS for a good lunchtime meal. As of the time of this post they are ONLY open Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 am till 2:30 pm. The owners are Archie & Percy Brown. They have
posted their phone number on the menu and I will share it with you here. (386)965-2082 Give em a try, I think you will like it.