Thursday, December 30, 2010

Excellent BBQ!

If you like REALLY good Bar-B-Q and are in driving distance to Quartzsite AZ, you should definitely make sure to stop in at Chuckwagon Catering and visit Rusty Bennett! 

Heidi and I didn't stand a chance, the sweet aroma that emanates from this place was not something we could pass up! 
We both had the pulled pork which is easily the best I have had anywhere! Rusty smokes the meat in-house and, of course, uses his own recipe for the barbecue sauce. I know there are many other items on his menu that we would love, but from the first visit, I couldn't get my mind off that nummy sammich and had to have the same again :) 

Keep your eye out for this trailer on the East end of the Southern frontage road of highway 10. It's located in the "Rice Ranch" area at space A-38 which all sounds much more complicated than it really is. Trust me, if you have your windows down, finding this place will be easy! 

His hours are 10:30 to 6:00 every day of the week rain or shine!
  The number is (208) 305-7324 if you get lost or maybe want to schedule a catered deal with friends. 

Update: In the comments below, Rusty mentioned that he and Lisa will give a $2 discount on any meal ordered this season at their Quartzsite location if you mention this blog. Very Cool! Thanks Rusty & Lisa! 


  1. we need 'smellablog'!!..what a great looking sammich!!

  2. I'm late to lunch..where are you? Within a tank of gas? (although I hesitate to say that with real BBQ!) I'm in L.A? I'm hungry.

  3. Mike and Heidi,
    Thanks for stopping by. Lisa and I love you're blog!! We would like to offer a $2.00 discount on any meal to anyone who mentions your blog when they order from us this season here in Quartzsite. We are looking forward to meeting more of the Van Tramp family. Happy travels!
    Rusty and Lisa at Chuckwagon Catering

  4. Looks so good! I wish I was in Quartzside. Well maybe someday!

    Happy New Year.

  5. Happy New Year to you guys!

    I'd love to try this BBQ someday. Here in Lexington, NC we are also known for our pit cooked pork BBQ served with a vinegar style BBQ sauce. You will have to try it if you are ever in town.

  6. A very Happy New Year to all of you as well!

    Smellablog, LOL! Why didn't I think of that?!

    Rusty, Thanks for the comments and the really great offer! I hope you get to meet many of our VanTramp friends this year :) I am going to be dreaming of your excellent BBQ till next season!


  7. Mike and Heidi...I'm soooo jealous of you being out there in Quartzsite! I plan on making the trip next year...hope to meet you there! Happy, Healthy and fun 2011 to you!

  8. mouth is watering just from your description!...and since we always travel with our windows open (don't have AC in the RV!)...we will be on "smell alert" as we hit Quartzite in February and have ourselves some "real" barbecue at Rusty and Lisa's!
    A blessed New Year to both you and Heidi and glad that you are on the mend.