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With a second location and a food truck, Bam Bam’s puts barbecue on the menu

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(Photo courtesy Bam Bam’s BBQ Facebook)

Review by Mary Crafts-Homer

I’ll never forget the time I cooked BBQ for George W. Bush on his stop in Utah when he ran for president the first time.   

He strolled over to the grills and said, “Looks like you’re doing some BBQ here.”

I replied, “Yes, sir! Where you from? Texas, I believe. Do they do BBQ there?”

After he gained control from laughing, I told him, “You stop by after dinner and tell me if you think we can BBQ out West.”

He did stop by. He did tell me the food was fabulous. But he did say I should give Texas BBQ a try.

I have been to Texas many times and yes, George was right. They barbecue there in a style all their own and it’s about as good as it gets.

However, you can find that same amazing food, smoked fresh for 14 hours every day, at Bam Bam’s BBQ in Orem and now in Spanish Fork!

You can also check out their Facebook page and website daily to see where they are serving up the grub from their food truck.

Now, on to the food! I recommend going to Bam Bam’s BBQ with a crowd so you can order a full pound of all the meats and every side dish. All of the meat has perfectly smoked flavor, moist and tender, but the beef brisket shines above it all.

(Photo courtesy of Bam Bam’s BBQ Facebook)

Oh, glory, it is good!

And the side dishes are not to be missed. The coleslaw is good. I loved it and piled it on the pulled pork sandwich. The macaroni and cheese is creamy, delicious, and just like my mom used to make. The beans are so-so. And if you’re looking to pass on something, you could probably skip the potato salad, but definitely get the rolls!

The founder and pit master is Cameron Treu. He is a true smoking fool and genius! Bam Bam’s isn’t new to the food scene in Utah, but as the current BBQ craze keeps building, their fame just keeps growing. I watched a great video on their website where they fed 300 homeless folks during the holidays. Bam Bam’s not only does good food but also steps out to serve their fellow man just for the sake of service. Ya gotta love that.

While the chic foodie trends are growing every where, BBQ and good eats never go out of style. Stop by for your pile of meat served on butcher paper and your seat at the table and bench. Comfort food at its best!   

Until next time, remember to fill your life with scrumptious food and love.


Mary Crafts-Homer owns Culinary Crafts based in Pleasant Grove, and is a 13-time “Best of State” Caterer.

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