Eastern Idaho Eats: A food truck serving Texas-style pulled pork, brisket, coleslaw and baked beans

Idaho Falls – A local food truck offers smoky flavors with pulled pork, brisket, and a new twist on barbecue sauce as well as coleslaw mixed with pineapple.

The business called Lost River Smokehouse is owned by Cody Killian and co-owner Ryan Hotman. The business is located at 400 South Woodruff Avenue in the Big Deal Outlet parking lot.

Kilian Lost River Smokehouse opened in June. He’s already got popular items on the menu like the pulled pork sandwich.

“It’s Texas style with salt and pepper, smoked over oak and a bit of apricot wood to give it a sweeter touch. It’s cooked about 10 to 12 hours depending on the size of the pork butt,” he explained.

Pork is served with homemade sauce.

“We went for a sweeter sauce. It’s not real Texas sauce because it’s a vinegar-based sauce, but we took the recipes and did our work on it,” Killian said.

Another item he sells is breast meat. It is simple but delicious.

“Our brisket is cooked for 10 to 12 hours depending on the size of the brisket. Same wood. Slowly cooked over oak and apricot, also doing just salt and pepper. This way we stick to real Texas BBQ and don’t do any extra seasoning, nothing fancy. Just smoke the flavor, salt and pepper, he said.

Kilian is a local in the area and started cooking barbecue as a hobby until he decided to open a business.

“I went out Texas style. I wanted to research different grill styles and tried Carolina and tried Southern. I tried Texas and really liked the flavor of Texas so I stuck with that and just started mastering it as best I could,” he said.

And let’s not forget the sides: coleslaw and baked beans.

Coleslaw. | Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com

“It’s a different coleslaw. It’s got a sweeter kick and it also has some pineapple in it. It gives a nice sweet taste and gives them a nice texture as well.” “Baked beans are just plain baked beans. We mix the minced meat in it. So this is just a very simple recipe. All our excess breast meat, we shred throughout the day until we have a batch of beans that are rich in meat.”

Beans
baked beans; | Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com

Currently, Lost River Smokehouse is open two days a week on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Killian hopes to expand to four days a week eventually.

Lost River Smokehouse is available for catering and events. Click here to “Like” the Facebook page to follow what they’re up to.

3 business owners
Samantha Killian (Cody’s wife), Cody Killian, Ryan Hotman. | Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com
The bus
The smoke of the lost river. | Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com

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