Balancing the daily struggle between quality & demand
At Zach and Lou's Barbeque, we pride ourselves on serving the finest and freshest barbeque possible, as our entire menu is cooked fresh daily.
Cooking barbeque is unique in the sense that unlike in a conventional restaurant, most barbeque needs to be cooked over very long periods of time. Plus, our cuts of meat require a prerequisite resting time after exiting the smoker before they’re served to you. So based on each days needs, we’re continuously calculating when to begin this long process in order to bring you the highest quality food
For example, Brisket requires nearly 16 hours in the smoker to deliver that “cut it with a fork” texture and “rich barbeque” flavor we’ve become known for. Pork takes about 15-16 hours as well. Our St. Louis Ribs take about 5-6 hours in the smoker with Chicken and Sausage cooking much faster.
Therefore, to offer you the highest quality food, we work extra hard at meeting this rigorous scheduling demand. But from time to time we’ll miscalculate and sell out of one or more menu items before we close. So if this happens, please be patient with us. This is the result of caring enough about our food and our customers to take on this risk, in order to serve you the best possible barbeque ever!
Zach & Lou