By Courtney Buell
Photography by Cody Buell
Sampled: Slow-cooked meats and Southern-inspired sides
Where: Lon’s Cookin’ Shack (410 N. University Avenue, Provo)
High and Low: Set up like a fast food joint complete with a drive-thru window, customers at Lon’s can order a variety of slow-cooked meats including pork, beef, ribs (our favorite), chicken and turkey. “Regular plates” served in a pie tin come with two sides like fried cauliflower, pickles, coleslaw, potato salad, fries or hush puppies. Particularly remarkable is Lon’s version of baked beans with eight different legumes, bacon and a zingy spice blend unlike any we’ve tried. There’s also a massive sampler plate for the indecisive eater. We shared a sampler for two and didn’t come close to finishing. Though not the most memorable, BBQ fans should check it out … and come hungry.
How much: $8 – $16 for a regular plate; $7 for a sandwich meal