Taste Budz Review Bulldog’s Famous BBQ & Brews in Spokane

by Taste Budz

You would never guess that this authentic BBQ joint was tucked away in the Hillyard area.

What we enjoyed:
~Gummy Bear Shots
~Brisket Nachos
~Brisket Tacos
~Mac n’ Cheese
~Peach Cobbler

We started off with drinks they had so many unique options to choose from like jolly rancher shots, green tea shots, Vegas bomb shots, and pineapple upside down cake shots but at the end of the day we couldn’t resist the gummy bear shot. It consisted of vodka, peach schnapps, sour, and sprite and they went down SO EASY maybe too easy…


Peach Cobbler

We then moved onto food, Zack ordered the brisket nachos with a side of their mac n cheese. Their sauce is made in house and is so creamy and smooth. The brisket nachos were slathered in cheese and topped with cilantro, salsa, sour cream, and OF COURSE brisket. The brisket was so smokey and literally melted in your mouth (no chewing required).

I ordered the brisket tacos which were topped with diced onion & shredded cheese they were also served with sour cream and house made salsa. The house made salsa was so chunky and had a nice bold flavor due to the vegetables being roasted and charred. The smokey but fresh flavor of the salsa mixed with the smokey flavor of the brisket was delectable, you don’t need many toppings because the brisket is the star of the show. As a side I had to try out the coleslaw, coleslaw is one of my favorite things with BBQ because the sweet freshness cuts through the strong flavors of the meat. Their coleslaw was savory with a slight zest and dusted with smoked paprika, it had such an original flavor and is possibly the best coleslaw I’ve ever had.

A little fun fact is almost everything on their menu is house made. Having worked in many restaurants I can personally tell you how much effort goes into making everything in house. It is no easy feat but your customers will remember how much your dishes stand out and that’s exactly what happened for us, especially with their BBQ sauce. The sauce was not too thick and not too thin it would be perfect for a glaze or for dipping. The sauce packed a tangy punch while maintaining a sweet savory flavor.

Bulldog’s Famous BBQ

Brisket Tacos

Last but certainly not least we had peach cobbler for dessert. Kenzie (one of the owners) uses her grandmother’s recipe, it is true southern peach cobbler. The batter was dense but fluffy, the top of the cobbler was slightly caramelized and the crust was slightly crispy. It had just the right amount of sweetness.

Kenzie, Julie, Zach, and Stacy have worked so hard to turn Bulldog’s BBQ into a local gathering place that is family friendly. When they originally bought the building it had been poorly maintained but through their blood, sweat, and tears they have transformed it into a real gem. They have only been open for a little over two weeks but they have already started karaoke on Thursdays at 8pm. They also do kids karaoke once a month on Sunday afternoons. They plan on having a GRAND OPENING PARTY sometime around April 1st so keep up with them on social media to make sure you can attend.

We can’t wait to return, next we want to share their BBQ Combo Plate where you choose two ½ pound meats, 2 sides, and 2 deviled eggs. They are open from 7am-2am so no matter your schedule there will always be time to check them out.

Bulldog’s Famous BBQ & Brews
5002 N Ferrall St, Spokane, WA 99217

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