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Beach Bum BBQ Washington Square Mall

Beach Bum is a well know food truck in Indy. For a while they had a home in Irvington. I believe their idea is to have a brick and mortar presence to make the food for the truck and to sell to the sit down crowd. Currently they are only open Thursday through Sunday. This may change as the weather changes.

The dismal surroundings Pat was referring to is the deteriorated and broken Mall. Washington Square opened in 1974 and it was a quite a place at one time. It had all of the requisite anchor stores and dozens of hip and trendy “boutiques”. Now it can barely keep up with its own maintenance. Of course I am sure the rent is cheap.

Since Pat went with pork I opted for brisket. Actually I probably should have gotten a plain brisket sandwich in order to get the full effect of the meat. However I ordered a Pecos Bill for $12. That is brisket with pico de gallo and jalapenos. Pat’s pork was $8

The portion was very generous so I was able to taste the beef all by itself and it was excellent. It wasn’t pulverized like some joints do when they chop the brisket. It was cut into nice size pieces. Also Pat’s pork appeared to be cut the same way not pulled as you might expect. They offer 3 sauces. A honey mustard, a Sirachi and the Beach Bum which I assume to be a more traditional mild sauce. I tried a bit of the hot Kracken sauce and enjoyed it, and it wasn’t overly hot. I also got a side of slaw and agree with Pat it was spot on and it was only 2 bucks.

So now I know Beach Bum is a truck to be on the look out for. It is also nice to know that if you need a BBQ fix you can get it met on the far east side. If you are old enough to remember the Mall from the 70’s and 80’s try not to be too sad. Remember you have some tasty Q waiting for you.

4 responses

  1. Too bad about the mall. It’s no fun remembering the Glory Days of a place, only to find that it’s frightening and sad.

    October 25, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    • So true. I had heard it was going down hill but to see it was a shock. Oh well at least the rent is cheap, or I assume it is. Low enough for a small food truck to move in and sell some good food. If I do go back it won’t be at night.

      October 25, 2019 at 3:07 pm

  2. Okay, neither of us knew there was anything in the mall at least for the last 6 years. We didn’t know at all. It looks like it’s ghosted the public! I’m with Pat!
    Of course, I remember fountains and marble and Orange Julius…
    Nice lookin pork tho. Man, I do love a good pork sammie!

    October 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    • I know it looks like a third world country. In the 70’s and 80’s it was a great place to shop. All the “best” department stores and even a Redwood and Ross. Beach Bum is in a spot that was a Farrell’s Ice cream and then a Ruby Tuesday and it was just sad how it looked. I wish them luck because they do have good Q.

      October 29, 2019 at 7:40 am

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