Over a year ago, the Tri-R-Tips BBQ Food Truck left Owensboro for the sunshine and Florida beaches. The owners just announced a return to Owensboro for just one week. They're asking which churches, different neighborhoods, local businesses, and various non-profits where they should set up.

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I've known Amber, Nick, and their family for years. They brought their truck to many events I attended, charity projects I was involved in, and concerts all over the tri-state. Not only are they nice, down-to-earth people, but they know how to cook smokin' good BBQ.

Tri-R-Tips Hawaiian style BBQ/CANVA
Tri-R-Tips Hawaiian style BBQ/CANVA
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WHAT HAPPENED TO TRI-R-TIPS?

It's hard to believe the Tri-R-Tips BBQ Food Truck rolled into Owensboro over 7 years ago. They had just relocated from California. They had won various cooking competitions out west and were excited to bring their delicious style of BBQ to the community. They made their debut at the 39th Annual International Bar-B-Q Festival.

In July 2022, they left Owensboro to serve the masses in Panama City Beach, Florida. They haven't returned since then, until now!

Honestly, we can’t wait to come back and see ya'll again, maybe just as much as you can’t wait for us to be back!

TRI-R-TIPS BBQ FOOD TRUCK MAKES DELICIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT

The Rose family will pack up and head north for Spring Break. They announced on social media to everyone's excitement. The truck will be set up at various locations around Owensboro serving lunch from Tuesday, March 19th through Saturday, March 23rd, 2023. They'll share the complete schedule HERE when it gets closer.

Already asked the husband. Wherever you end up, we plan to drive down from Cincinnati to support you! Can’t wait! - Amy Pflug

Absolutely can't wait! - Dona L Cobb

I’ve already marked my calendar. - Carolyn L. Chenault

Can’t freaking wait! - Amy Thomas

Tri-R-Tips Hawaiian style BBQ
Tri-R-Tips Hawaiian-style BBQ
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KNOWN FOR THEIR LOADED PORK BAKED POTATO

Have you ever tried the MASSIVE BBQ Potato from the Tri-R-Tips menu? It's one of the most popular items they serve. It's perfectly stuffed with mouth-watering BBQ and all of the fixings. The line is always around the corner with people anxious to get one of those potatoes! It's like three meals in one.

My MOST FAVORITE thing on your menu! - Kelly Kelly Bo-Belly

Naps are recommended after eating this loaded potato. - Kwame Ward

It’s my favorite! - Elizabeth Clary

Neal James was best known as “The Banjo Man” from Animal Planet’s “The Call of the Wildman”. In 2018, he came to Friday After 5 for a Christmas Wish fundraiser. My husband told him he needed to try the HUGE BBQ-topped potato from the Tri-R-Tips food truck. The look on his face was priceless. He loved it!

Barb Birgy
Barb Birgy
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Unfortunately, Neal passed away in 2019 from natural causes at 55 years old.

Tri-R-Tips Hawaiian-style BBQ
Tri-R-Tips Hawaiian-style BBQ
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HEAPING BBQ NACHOS AND TACOS NEVER DISAPPOINT

The pulled pork BBQ nachos and tacos are fan favorites from the Tri-R-Tips menu. It's no wonder why! Just look at all of these ingredients.

Tri-R-Tips Hawaiian-style BBQ
Tri-R-Tips Hawaiian-style BBQ
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TRI-R-TIPS MENU

Tri-R-Tips Hawaiian-style BBQ
Tri-R-Tips Hawaiian-style BBQ
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The Tri-Tip Sandwich is amazing! - Ashley Morris

The Pina Colada Slushie is awesome. - Anthony Kamuf

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