BoutTyme Bbq food truck brings St. Louis-style barbecue to North Texas

Keith Stokes learned how to cook as a kid, helping at his grandfather’s barbecue restaurant in St. Louis, Mo.

Stokes is now bringing some of the same techniques and flavors to a street corner in Irving, where he opened his popular food truck, BoutTyme Bbq, in March.

The truck blends Texas staples like brisket with St. Louis favorites like rib tips, which are the meaty chunks from the end of spare ribs. Customers are lining up, with popular items selling out within two or three hours most days.

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Stuckey, who grew up in Beloit and moved to Monona nine years ago, started experimenting with barbecue in 2014 when he found a smoker outside a bar he operated in the town of Richmond, between Whitewater and Delavan.

He started playing around with the smoker, serving ribs and pulled pork at the bar.

He didn’t renew his lease for the Richmond House Pub after a year, he said, because of its remote location.

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In 2017, Stuckey got injured in a grease fire at his Monona home and spent a month in intensive care and

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