Barbecue on Wheels: Picnick Smoked Returns, Mexicue Truck Debuts

The Smoked truck at its old location.
The Smoked truck at its old location. Photo: Daniel Maurer

Big news in the world of mobile barbecue today. First, the Picnick Smoked BBQ cart has been missing from its financial district home for some months and our e-mails to owner Kevin Pomplun have gone unanswered, but now Midtown Lunch notices that the cart has reappeared (according to its website, anyway) at 1 State Street near Battery Park. Strangely, it’s only said to be open from Thursday through Saturday. More exciting, Midtown Lunch spots a new truck called Mexicue that describes itself as “the sweet, sweet love child of red-hot Mexican cuisine and down-home, barbeque goodness.” It serves sliders, quesadillas, tamales, and tacos (including a beet-and-goat-cheese taco that, being topped with barbecue sauce, is all over the map). By the looks of its menu and mission statement, it’s clearly hoping to do with Mexican food what Fatty ‘Cue is doing with Southeast Asian cuisine. This should be interesting …

Picnick Smoked Resurfaced On State Street? [Midtown Lunch]
Mexicue [Official site via Midtown Lunch]