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Food

Smokin' Willie's BBQ Truck Hits the Valley

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Let's admit it, downtown and the Westside have more than their fair share of gourmet food trucks. The Valley needs more moveable feasts, and that's where Smokin' Willies comes in. Bill “Smokin Willie” Kelley has been marketing his own BBQ sauce, based on an old family recipe, for years and even has his own cookbook.

Now he's ready to take his act on the road. Smokin' Willie's BBQ Truck keeps it simple with four choices: Meatball sub, vegan Asian-style taco, Spicy Chicken, and Pulled Pork. The latter two can be served either on a tortilla or a bun. He recently started serving "sliders", mini-sandwiches, which are much more managable. The regular sandwiches are kind of huge.

Other than the vegan taco, the sandwiches are slathered in a traditional BBQ sauce. The spicy chicken is definitely spicy, and the pulled pork is sweeter. Soon he expects to start carrying cookies from Delicious Bakery, where all of the Valley delis buy their pastries. BBQ and black and white cookies delivered practically to your door -- what more could you want? Follow them on Twitter as they cruise the Valley from CSUN to Warner Brothers.