Living in the Gunbarrel neighborhood of Boulder has it’s benefits. You get more house for your money. You have impressive views of the Flatirons and the front range. But, it has a lot of drawbacks- You are a few miles from downtown Boulder, and bus service stops earlier than most would prefer. So, going out on the town for dinner and drinks tends to become a planned event, not just a spur-of-the-moment “hey, let’s go downtown.”
But, as my first sentence said… there are benefits to this area, and food trucks are one of them! My new favorite truck in town is Top of the Hill Grill West. These guys are cool, and their food is fantastic. Their dad’s Vermont restaurant, Top of the Hill Grill, conveniently provided the inspiration for Boulder’s best mobile BBQ joint. They set up shop across the street from me at Asher Brewery, so I just walk across 63rd St and order.
Let’s just take a minute to acknowledge this menu: Veggie Burger, Vermonster (available in veggie option), and Tempeh Wrap sit amongst the Steak and Cheese, Half Chicken, Pork, and Ribs offerings. I like that. I like that a lot!
I didn’t try the pulled pork sandwich, but was told a whole stream of positive, mouth-watering words about it. But, I did eat some of these perfect fries.
The half-chicken falls off the bone. Go get a half-chicken! I can’t wait to get another. It’s that good!
Here’s my Vermonster wrap. I was so impressed with this wrap because as a home cook who makes tempeh at least once each week, I have pretty high standards for tempeh. Top of the Hill Grill West makes the best tempeh Vermonster and you should go try one.
I also scarfed down their chipotle brownies, and though I offer no photo here, they look like delicious brownies. You can use your imagination on the photo, but not the flavor. Chipotle brownies are a really fitting dessert for a BBQ meal.
For updated info on where Top of the Hill Grill West will be parked and serving food, visit their Facebook Page.