There’s only one thing that could make Ombibulous, one of our favorite Minneapolis beer & liquor stores, better—and that’s some damn fine barbecue.
Get a load of this delectable brisket sandwich: It came from the Boomin Barbecue truck, now posted up every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from noon till 8 p.m. (or until they sell out) in the Ombibulous parking lot. Salt, pepper, smoke, and a whole lotta patience is what it takes to get that perfectly blackened char—a staple look at barbecue joints throughout central Texas.
The beauty you see up top features a half-pound of sliced Niman Ranch Prime brisket drizzled with a sweet pepper sauce and piled on the softest, butteriest bun imaginable.
The Dylan-Garrison dream team also makes sandwiches with chopped brisket, pulled pork, and smoked chicken thighs; a pastrami pork cheek “smash”; Wagyu ribs; and smoked Jucy Lucys. For sides, you can pick from such classics as creamy mac & cheese, slow-braised collard greens, creamed corn, tangy pepper slaw, fire-roasted carrots, and hush puppies.
There’s a picnic table in front of the truck, so grab a few cans at Ombibulous and make a night of it. Just note: The menu changes daily; always check Boomin’s Instagram before heading over if you have a hankering for something specific.
Boomin Barbecue at Ombibulous
949 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN; no phone.