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Triple P BBQ offers meals on wheels in Dixon

DIXON – How does a pulled pork sundae sound?

If it sounds like music to your tastebuds, then there’s a parking lot in Dixon where you can get one – just don’t expect any ice cream in it.

The dish with the attention-grabbing name – it’s a mix of pulled pork, beans and cole slaw in a cup – is just one of the menu items that Shane Porter and his wife, Kayla, are serving up from their food trailer, Triple P BBQ. 

The couple’s barbecue business started in their backyard with a smoker and a desire to hone the slow-cooking craft. Two weeks ago, the trailer found a home in a parking lot on West Boyd Street behind Wendy’s, where it pulled in to beckon customers with large flags and barbecued tasty treats.

The Polo couple began catering for events last year, including birthday and graduation parties as well as weddings, and “it all just snowballed from there,” said Shane, a truck driver for Raynor Garage Doors.

The couple bought the trailer in June and plan to operate it seasonally from April to October, in addition to catering. The truck is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Porter said their top-seller has been pulled pork and beef brisket nachos, and they also offer chicken, salads and sides including beans, coleslaw and chips.

He said they’ve averaged about 40 to 50 customers per day during the past couple of weeks.

“The dominoes, they just keep coming into place,” he said. “We’re very pleased with where we’re at.”


Triple P BBQ, located on West Boyd Street behind Wendy's in Dixon, is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The food truck will be open through the end of October and reopen in April.

Find Triple P BBQ on Facebook or call 815-677-4629 for more information.

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