The owners of El Sancho taco truck and restaurant have done it again. Except this time it's not for their addictingly crispy tacos and Mexican street food, but for Austin-style barbecue. Their newest food cart, Runaround Sue Barbecue, is serving sandwiches, plates, and soft tacos featuring slow-cooked smoked meats and traditional sides.
Runaround Sue has found home on Galveston, adjacent to the Boss Rambler building. What could pair better with Boss Rambler's Five South West Coast IPA than a pulled pork sandwich, barbecued beans, and tangy, spicy, housemade barbecue sauce?
The team at El Sancho has been dreaming up this concept for a while now. Asa Kenney, originally from Austin, Texas, is the Chef and Mastermind behind the simple menu with complex flavors.
At the cart, you'll find "plates" with your choice of brisket, pulled pork, turkey breast, or beef sausage. The smoked meats plates are served with house dressing (onion sauce), pickles, and toasted white bread. Sandwiches, with the same meat offerings, are served on a Big Ed's bun, slaw, and a side of pickles.
Now the tacos have a slightly different spin. But coming from the restaurant voted Best of Bend for their brewery-born crispy tacos, this comes as no surprise. Available with any of the four available types of meat, tacos are served on warm flour tortillas with sliced onion and your choice of side. These sides include mac 'n' cheese, barbecue beans, coleslaw, and potato salad. I opted for the macaroni, and I can now say that I've had my first mac 'n' cheese taco - there were no regrets.
Having also tried the pulled pork sandwich, I have to strongly suggest ordering "for the table". As in, one of everything, even if it's only for a few bites - and even if you're dining for one. Their house-made barbecue sauce is equally sweet, tangy, and spicy, and pairs well with everything on their menu, including the tacos. If you'd like to opt for something with a stronger kick, try their house-infused vinegar hot sauce, which is bottled in Topo Chico bottles and available at the cart.
Barbecue will be served every Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. or sold out, whichever comes first. Find them on the corner of Galveston and Federal, outside of Boss Rambler's front patio.
Runaround Sue Barbecue, 1009 NW Galveston Ave, Bend, OR 97701 Find them on social media @runaroundsuebarbecue