Don Bauder 5:30 p.m., Jan. 29
Food Truck Lunch: Super Q
The Kaminski family, who also own Kaminski’s BBQ and Sports Lounge in Poway, operate the two Super Q food trucks that cruise around the county at lunch time.
A meat smoker with a 900-pound capacity, along with a bit of long ago experience running a catering truck, made getting into the food truck business seems like a natural move for the family.
I caught up with Super Q2 in La Jolla, just off Genesee on General Atomics Court, in a technology business center. It was a bit later in the afternoon, so I avoided the long lines that form during the height of the lunch rush.
Unfortunately, I also missed their sliders - they were sold out. Too bad, I was hoping to try all three of their barbecued meats, pulled pork, brisket, and pulled chicken.
The specialty of the house is the Super Q Melt, your choice of meat, with three cheese mac and cheese, sautéed onions and melted cheddar, all between grilled sourdough bread. That seemed like overkill to me, so I opted for the Pulled Pork Knock Out Sandwich with a side of mac and cheese. That way I could try out having the mac and cheese on a few bites with out committing to an entire sandwich with it.
The pulled pork was decent, good smoke, but swimming in too much tangy sauce. I would have loved more cole slaw atop it to balance the sauce and add some crunchy texture. As it was, there was only about a tablespoon. Worse, there was a pool of watery liquid at the bottom of the container, making the bottom bun a soggy mess. That didn’t stop me from eating it, albeit with a fork.
The mac and cheese was pretty good, gooey and rich. As I suspected, I preferred it as a side dish and not in the sandwich, where it was overwhelmed by the piquant sauce and smoky pork.
Also on the menu are asada fries, bbq chicken salad, and a daily vegetarian special.
Super Q Food Truck schedules can be found through their social media sites.