6 Places to Enjoy Pulled Pork

BY Gabriela Reyes

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Today we celebrate the artistry of slow cooking, where the passage of time creates tenderness and infuses flavor, as we joyfully mark National Pulled Pork Day! The story of this juicy delight traces back to the distant lands of Asia, but it truly found its American home in the 1500s when Spanish explorers introduced boars to our shores. Now, half a millennium later, we still savor a plethora of delectable dishes, all thanks to the swine.

In my perpetual pursuit of carnivorous delights, I’ve been yearning for an occasion to indulge in the succulent charms of pork, and happily, I’ve created a list of a handful of exceptional BBQ eateries that can satisfy our cravings. Take a glance at the list, and don’t forget to share your gastronomic adventures with us. Bon appétit!

A Bit Twisted Brewpub & BBQ

3095 S Peoria St # B, Aurora, CO 80014

A Bit Twisted is a haven for pulled pork enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of ways to savor this delectable dish. Their 8-12 hour smoked BBQ by the Pound, served with a choice of house BBQ sauces – the sweet “Twisted Sweet” or the spicy “Skidmarks” – provides a smoky and succulent experience. For a more extensive feast, their Pulled Pork Platter combines a generous quarter pound of pulled pork with Twisted Mama’s Tater Salad and flavorful smoked baked beans.

For a unique flavor adventure, the Mama’s Tater Salad Supreme combines Smoked Pulled Pork, Smoked Baked Beans, and your choice of Sweet or Spicy BBQ sauce, topped with a crisp pickle. Taco lovers can delight in the Hogg’n and Dirty South pulled pork taco options, available at an unbeatable price of $2.95 each on Taco Tuesday. And, for those who prefer the classics, their Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, served on a buttered King’s Hawaiian bun, is a timeless choice.

To round out the experience, A Bit Twisted offers a selection of ten tapped brews for a perfect pairing. It’s a destination where pulled pork aficionados can indulge in an array of mouthwatering options.

GQue Championship BBQ

7085 W Alaska Dr, Lakewood, CO 80226
3 Locations, 2 Stadiums

With a name that proudly boasts “Champion” and a trophy-clad reputation, GQue Championship BBQ exudes well-deserved confidence in their pulled pork. To showcase their dedication, they’re offering an enticing incentive: your first pulled pork sandwich is on the house when you join their Loyalty program.

When it comes to their Signature Sandwiches, the delectable star is “The Carolina Pulled Pork with Apple Coleslaw.” But the culinary journey doesn’t stop there, as GQue offers the opportunity to craft your own sumptuous tray of BBQ delights and sides, with choices ranging from a quarter-pound, half-pound, a full pound, or even more, ensuring that you can savor as much pulled pork as your heart desires.

So, don’t hold back; load up on their mouthwatering options, and discover why GQue Championship BBQ’s accolades are more than well-earned. It’s a culinary experience that leaves no room for regrets.

HESHER BBQ Catering

Food Truck

HESHER BBQ offers a truly exceptional culinary experience that comes right to your doorstep. Led by the skillful Pit Master Jeff Gebott, their expertise shines in the art of crafting award winning wings and organizing impressive pig roasts. Whether you’re in the mood for a whole hog extravaganza, crave mouthwatering tacos, or yearn for a classic pulled pork sandwich, HESHER BBQ has your cravings expertly covered.

The beauty of HESHER BBQ lies in their mobility, as you can easily track down their distinctive yellow food truck throughout town. Stay updated on their latest locations by following their Instagram, and prepare yourself for a journey of flavors that will leave you eagerly awaiting their next stop

Seasoned Swine BBQ

15800 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Serving the Golden neighborhood, Seasoned Swine offers a huge array of BBQ meat seasoned with their official flavor of Swine Candy. This is another great spot if you are needing options, of all their meats. There are actually 12 pork menu options available, however, we’ll cut that down to just the 5 pulled pork options. Let’s start with the cherry smoked pulled Pork Sandwich or Tacos, or really go full force with the Meat Head Swinewich composed of one quarter pound of USDA Prime brisket, under one quarter pound of pulled pork accompanied by pickles or jalapenos atop a toasted brioche bun. If you rather keep it to straight BBQ you also have the half pound and full pound options. 

Within the welcoming Golden neighborhood, Seasoned Swine menu has a vast selection of BBQ meats, all meticulously seasoned with their signature flavor, Swine Candy. This establishment is your go-to destination for an array of meaty delights, boasting an impressive menu to cater to all your carnivorous desires. While they offer a whopping 12 delectable pork options, let’s zoom in on the top 5 pulled pork creations.

For a taste of pure indulgence, consider their Cherry Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich or Tacos. If you’re ready to take your taste buds on a flavorful journey, the Meat Head Swinewich awaits your palate. This epic creation comprises a quarter pound of USDA Prime brisket partnered with just under a quarter pound of tender pulled pork, all crowned with your choice of zesty pickles or fiery jalapenos, and served atop a toasted brioche bun.

However, if you prefer to keep it classic, Seasoned Swine offers half-pound and full-pound options of straight-up, mouthwatering BBQ. Seasoned Swine is your gateway to a world of exquisite flavors, and their pulled pork selections are nothing short of spectacular. 

Stuboy’s BBQ and Catering

6004 S Kipling Pkwy #e, Littleton, CO 80127

For a culinary experience, make your way to Stuboy’s in Littleton, where passion for pork takes center stage. Their dedication to the art of barbecue is so profound that it shines right from the appetizer menu. You simply cannot miss the Bossed-Up Fries, a mouthwatering creation that heaps golden French fries with a luscious layer of mac-n-cheese, a generous sprinkling of shredded cheese, slices of zesty jalapeños, a drizzle of rich BBQ sauce, and your choice of sumptuous pulled pork or smoky brisket. These fries alone are a compelling reason to pay Stuboy’s a visit.

But that’s just the beginning. Their pulled pork repertoire extends to The Stuboy Sandwich, a flavorful masterpiece, as well as The Plate, a generous serving that includes your choice of two sides, BBQ sauce, and Texas Toast. For those in need of a feast, the Family Style option offers a whopping pound of mouthwatering meat, accompanied by two sides and, of course, Texas Toast. Whichever path you choose, you’re in for a delightful journey through flavors that never disappoint. 

Sugarfire Smokehouse

14375 Orchard Pkwy #100, Westminster, CO 80023

For unbeatable St. Louis style barbecue, head to Westminster and into Sugarfire Smokehouse. Here their renowned pulled pork is presented in a trio of mouthwatering options. Savor it in its purest form, available in a 4 oz portion, a hearty half-pound, or go all out with a full pound of tender, succulent goodness. 

For those seeking a well-rounded barbecue experience, indulge in their Plate, where pulled pork shares the limelight with two delectable sides and a refreshing drink. And of course, there’s the iconic Pulled Pork Sandwich, a classic that never goes out of style.

But for the true meat aficionados, the pièce de résistance is “The Meat Daddy.” This grand plate boasts a mouthwatering 4 oz of pulled pork, and a carnivore’s dream continues with a sumptuous 4-bone rib, a jalapeno cheddar sausage link, and 4 oz portions of both brisket and turkey. To complete the feast, they offer two sides and a fountain drink. It’s an epic platter that’s aptly named, promising a flavor journey that’s truly extraordinary.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gabriela Reyes

Gaby has been part of the Denver/Boulder food scene since 2015 when she moved to Colorado. While gradually losing her ability to eat due to six years of misdiagnosed food allergies, she became fascinated with the culinary scene. Gaby, aka The Restaurant Encyclopedia, has been DiningOut’s restaurant coordinator for food festivals since 2017 and joined the editorial team in 2022.

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