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Blazin’ B’s BBQ is one of the Grand Lake area’s newest food trucks, but its mouthwatering barbecue has quickly built a loyal following since making its debut in May 2017.
“Our goal is to please our customers and make the best barbecue you’ll ever eat,” said Brian Norton, who, along with his wife, Melisa, owns and operates Blazin’ B’s BBQ.
Based on how quickly hungry customers begin arriving once the black and white-checkered awning is raised over the distinctive red trailer, Blazin’ B’s BBQ is clearly meeting that goal.
The Nortons moved to Grove from Hugoton, Kansas, in early 2017 to start their food truck business. The couple, a former gas company employee and a teacher, chose to highlight barbecue on their traveling barbecue trailer because that’s Brian’s specialty.
“Brian’s always cooked, and he’s always talked about having a food truck,” Melisa said. “We have a ton of hunters who come every year, and he always cooked barbecue and pulled pork for them. Everybody says it’s good, so that’s why we chose barbecue.”
The Blazin’ B’s BBQ menu offers classic barbecue staples such as ribs, pulled pork, brisket and sausage, but also departs from the expected with pulled pork nachos and Buffalo chicken thighs.
An old-fashioned favorite, smoked bologna, which has a growing number of fans, is also on the menu.
The meats are served as sandwiches, dinners or by the pound.
Available with dinners or by the pint, the Blazin’ B’s BBQ sides include Brian’s homemade beans that are seasoned with sausage and bacon, homemade cole slaw, potato salad and chips.
The Nortons also make their own Blazin’ B’s BBQ sauce, which Melisa describes as “a little sweet.” The barbecue sauce is served with the meat, which is prepared with a dry rub before being smoked.
All of the food is prepared, cooked and/or smoked on the truck, which has a smoker in the back of the trailer.
The food truck already has a number of faithful followers on Facebook who are willing to drive around Grand Lake to satisfy their craving for Blazin’ B’s BBQ’s delicious barbecue:
“Blazin' B's was AWESOME! We followed the rig to Vinita, OK this weekend and ordered the ribs and sausage … WOW! Definitely worth the drive.”
Blazin’ B’s BBQ also offers catering for any size event, big or small. The food truck will cater any celebration, including family reunions, neighborhood parties, weddings, birthday parties and more.
Blazin’ B’s BBQ is also available for festivals, fairs and other events, like Aquapalooza Grand Lake.
Thankfully for those craving Blazin’ B’s BBQ, you don’t have to wait for a special event. The food truck can be found at several regular locations throughout the week.
Blazin’ B’s BBQ’s delicious goodness can be found in Vinita on Wednesdays, across the street from the Vinita Sale Barn on East Illinois Ave. On Thursdays and Fridays, the food truck will be set up on Main Street in Miami, next to the AT&T store at 845 N. Main St. The food truck is open each day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Stop by one of these locations to discover for yourself why Blazin’ B’s BBQ is turning heads in the Grand Lake area.
For more information about catering or having the food truck at your next event, give the Nortons a call at (620) 544-5971 or (620) 655-9891. While the phone number might not be local, thankfully for Grand Lake area barbecue lovers, Blazin’ B’s BBQ is local.
To see where the traveling barbecue trailer will be next, follow Blazin’ B’s BBQ on Facebook.