It was like a glorious summer day – in San Francisco – as I braved the wind-swept plain of Boston City Hall Plaza for another truck lunch. All three scheduled trucks were in attendance, Compliments, Boston’s Baddest Burger, and newcomer Lilian’s Smokin’ Rack BBQ.
I ordered the pulled pork slider and a side of baked beans. The food came out almost instantly, which I guess shouldn’t be a surprise, though it’s often not the case with newer food truck operations, so that’s a good sign.
When I opened the obligatory styrofoam clamshell, my first thought was, “white bread? really?” since that’s what the slider was embedded in. But when I picked it up, the bread turned out to have some needed strength (and a bit of sourdough flavor), and since the BBQ was dry rub not saucy, it all held together well. That said, I really think of a slider as coming on a bun of some sort.
The BBQ pork was dry rubbed, mostly moist and occasionally crispy, not spicy but very flavorful. It was more than filling for $4, I have to wonder if I got the full sandwich size by accident, that would explain the bread, too. The baked beans (with pork) were hot and smoky, just what the windy April day demanded. I could have gone for a larger portion but could hardly complain for $2.
Lilian’s is a welcome addition to the truck scene and already a contender in the BBQ truck category.