Sunday, September 16, 2007

When is Even Just a Little Bit of BBQ Too Much:

When your husband owns his own BBQ business. My friend Joanne's husband, Chris, has been cooking BBQ out of their home, in Phoenix, for the past 10 years. Chris and his father decided it was time to bring back the family business so a few months ago they opened Town Talk II. (Chris's grandfather owned the original Town Talk)
When Joanne invited me to the restaurant for lunch last week I was surprised that she ordered the only non-BBQ item on the menu: chicken fingers. But she explained that when you live with it 24 hours a day "you just want something different." I ordered the BBQ chicken sandwich and was not disappointed. One of the things that set this sandwich apart from others I've had was the bun. It wasn't your typical soft mushy bun; it had some texture to it. It didn't get soggy from the BBQ sauce which has always been a pet peeve of mine.
I think Chris and his dad have a good thing going with Town Talk II. They really know their BBQ. Who knows maybe some day they'll add some spaghetti to the menu for Joanne. Town Talk II BBQ 602-234-4745 3509 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015


  1. The bun looks like a kaiser roll. I like pulled sandwiches with either that or a brioche bun. If you get back to Philly, be sure to try Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse in NE just off of I-95. The pulled pork is fantastic.


  2. It actually wasn't a kaiser roll. I thought the same thing when I first saw it. It's a bit softer than a kaiser but not as soft as a hamburger bun. I'm heading to Philly in a few days. I'll try and check that place out. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Here's a report I did on eG. Enjoy!'s+smokehouse