BBQ2U- Texas Style Barbecue
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Read on to hear about how BBQ2U got started here in the harbor.
After settling in Washington over 20 years ago, Texas native Gary Parker decided to reestablish his Austin hometown experience here in the harbor. He retired from his job at Intel as an Engineering Manager and Director and decided to put his team management and data analytic expertise to good use by opening his restaurant BBQ2U on March 2, 2018—the 182nd anniversary of Texas Independence Day.
With its wood and corrugated metal walls, its Austin radio stations playing in the background, and its tabletop rolls of paper towels for your saucy fingers, BBQ2U is a casual, family-friendly barbeque joint that brings authentic, handcrafted Texas smoke pit BBQ flavor into the heart of Gig Harbor. Parker and his team wake up at dawn every morning to prepare the seven smoked meats that BBQ2U serves. The oak used for smoking is brought in from Texas, producing a depth of flavor that is genuinely Texan to the core. Their meat selection is brisket, beef ribs, pulled pork, pork ribs, chicken, turkey, and sausage. Parker highly recommends the brisket, pork ribs, or turkey. And make sure not to miss out on that BBQ sauce! Parker thrives on cooking food that is unique for Pacific Northwesterners. You can catch him in the lobby where he is happy to answer any questions and educate his customers and their families on the finer points of Texas BBQ.
BBQ2U supports local school fundraisers, athletic teams, and has donated to several community events.
Learn more about them here:
4814 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor • (253) 313-5656
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