Before I fly south for a few days and gorge myself on mom’s cooking and all the Tex-Mex I can stand, I thought I’d swing by Speed Queen Bar-B-Q and get some lunch.
Located on 12th and Walnut, right near I-43, Speed Queen has a reputation for some of the best barbecue in town. This is the real deal, people. It’s a small, unassuming little place that serves up pork, beef, chicken and turkey. All cooked until it’s incredibly tender and served with either a zingy mild sauce or a super spicy hot one.
Since the inside seating area is small, with a great deal of space devoted mainly to the kitchen and smoke pit, most people make use of the drive through. Those who are super hungry can get a sizeable dinner or family meal with ribs, tips, shoulder, chicken or turkey along with some cole slaw. While I’m usually all for some ribs, I just wasn’t that hungry today and decided to have pulled pork on a bun instead.
The sandwich came with a side of baked beans and smelled so good as I was pulling the bag into the car that I completely forgot I wanted to ask for a slice of pecan pie, too!
Honestly, it was all I could do to pull my car out of the drive through and back on the street without digging into the bag. If there was a way to eat messy barbecue and drive safely at the same time, I probably would’ve consumed every bite before arriving home.
Once home, I threw all my other packages on the couch and sat down at the table to devour my sandwich. The meat was tender, the sauce a little tangy but not too sweet. Perfect.
Speed Queen BBQ
1130 W. Walnut St.
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Phone: (414) 265-2900