Piggin' Out Bar-B-Que

9987 Morrison Rd.
Lakewood, CO 80227
One look behind the country-style shack that houses Piggin' Out Bar-B-Que in almost-rural Lakewood will let you know that the owners understand what smoking meat means. There you'll find a big steel smoker on a trailer that's stained in streaked shades of bronze from smoke and fat. The interior of Piggin' Out isn't much to look at -- just a menu board and an order counter and a few pig figurines to remind you of what you're about to eat. It's mostly a takeout joint, with no indoor seating, a few picnic tables under an enormous elm in the gravel parking lot and a concrete slab in the front with a few more chairs under a folding canopy. There's chicken and turkey on the menu along with standard sides, but the best bets are the pulled pork, the pork ribs, the chopped brisket and both kinds of sausage. Sauces are honest, Kansas City-style, and come either rich and sweet or as a spicy version of the same.

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