New Bangor-area barbecue meals truck is a labor of affection for this meat-loving couple

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A brand new meals truck has opened within the Bangor space, and its homeowners Zac and Anna LaPierre are going all in on a delicacies they each know and love: barbecue.

This Lil Piggy, which had its inaugural weekend final Saturday on the Brewer Auditorium, will supply up smoked barbecue alongside baked items at areas across the Bangor space, in addition to catering for occasions.

The LaPierres met whereas each have been working at Texas Roadhouse, the place Zac, 32 — initially from Milford — was a broil cook dinner and later kitchen supervisor, and Anna, 25 — who hails from Dedham — was a server and bartender. They have been drawn to one another’s work ethic, and shortly fell in love.

“Busy restaurants tend to separate the wheat from the chaff rather quickly,” Zac LaPierre mentioned. “It takes a special kind of person to endure feeding 1,000 people with a smile on their face, and we are both those kinds of people.”

After COVID hit and issues like takeout and out of doors eating turned an increasing number of commonplace within the restaurant trade, they realized they’d be in a very good place to strike out on their very own and capitalize on these adjustments.

“The food truck idea really got launched with COVID,” Anna LaPierre mentioned. “As people became more accustomed to different food delivery methods, we realized that we could undertake this venture with just the two of us.”

While Anna is the baker, concocting an array of cookies, brownies and different candy treats, Zac is the pitmaster. After years working in a meat-centric kitchen just like the one at Texas Roadhouse, he is aware of his method round a lower of meat.

“It’s a labor of love,” Zac LaPierre mentioned. “Our brisket takes 14 hours, start to finish, and every knife stroke in the trimming process, every spritz and rotation of the meat during cooking, and thickness of every slice before we sell affects the finished product.”

The couple started constructing out their meals truck late final yr, and have been lastly able to open This Lil Piggy final weekend.

The predominant attraction is, after all, the barbecue, with brisket, ribs, pulled pork and burnt ends at all times on the menu, obtainable as a platter or in sandwiches. Sides embody mac and cheese, cornbread, coleslaw, collard greens and fries. Anna’s recent baked brownies, cake pops and cookies spherical out the menu.

This Lil Piggy shall be on the Brewer Auditorium car parking zone beginning at 11 a.m. on April 9 and 23, till all meals is bought out. The truck may also be at Circle 2 Disc Golf in Bradford beginning at midday on April 16, and at Vibes Cannabis in Bangor beginning at midday on April 20. More constant dates will come in a while in the summertime.

Pre-orders and catering inquiries will be made on the This Lil Piggy website. 


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