Patrick Riha spent a year and a half honing his smoking skills on the back of the Beef Butter BBQ food truck, which he launched in July 2017. He continued to work a full-time job at the state while getting his brick and mortar spot ready to open at 3001 N. Sherman Ave., which it finally did in November.
Five days a week, Beef Butter opens at 10 a.m. to serve smoked pulled pork, brisket (fatty and lean) and smoked sausages, like an excellent jalapeno cheddar version developed by John Lehman, formerly of Jim's Meat Market.
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Brisket, pulled pork, housemade potato chips and macaroni and cheese at Beef Butter BBQ at 3001 N. Sherman Ave.
Patrick Riha opened Beef Butter BBQ at 3001 N. Sherman Ave. last November after running his food truck of the same name for 16 months.
Fatty brisket and pulled pork ($16.95 for a two-meat plate) are served here with creamy mac and cheese and housemade potato chips sprinkled with seasoned salt.
Brisket and pulled pork are served on a two-meat plate at Beef Butter BBQ, 3001 N. Sherman Ave.
Patrick Riha, center, greets guests at his Beef Butter BBQ at 3001 N. Sherman Ave.
Patrick Riha spent a year and a half learning to smoke on his food truck before opening Beef Butter BBQ in November 2018.
Patrick Riha's ex-wife and a stylist friend of hers decorated the new Beef Butter BBQ in one night, Riha said.
Beef Butter BBQ opened at 3001 N. Sherman Ave. in November 2018.
Beef Butter BBQ is located in a parking lot at 3001 N. Sherman Ave., with plenty of space to smoke.
Beef Butter BBQ's brisket can be served from either the lean or fatty ("moist") parts of the beef.
Patrick Riha serves barbecue on a line at Beef Butter BBQ at 3001 N. Sherman Ave.
Meat smokes at Beef Butter BBQ at 3001 N. Sherman Ave.