That catering enterprise soon led to a former-barbershop where Bergenholtz used to get his hair cut. Noticing it was vacant and up for lease, Zach snapped it up. Needing a kitchen and preparation area, they knocked out a wall and added a converted 40-foot shipping container. Plans include an eventual drive-thru, but right now you can either dine inside or pick up your order from a walk-up window – giving a nice little peek at the good stuff that goes on behind the counter.
And I mean good stuff.
Blu’s smoked Angus beef brisket will make you think Zach’s been doing this a lot longer than someone in his mid-20s. Delightfully moist and flavorful, it’s matched by the snappy Akushi smoked jalapeño sausage. The menu varies each day, but my buddy and I were lucky enough to try Blu’s pork belly burnt ends – which were as tender and juicy as you could possibly desire.
There are lots of beef, pork and chicken options available every day. If you check Blu’s website, you can see what’s being offered daily. Pepper-crusted smoked prime rib, turkey, brisket burnt ends, pork ribs and pulled pork, and even tacos are options depending on when you go – with occasional venison and quail as well. If you’re looking for something with a spectacularly flavorful bite, snag some of Blu’s bacon-wrapped brisket-stuffed jalapeño poppers. OMG, they are good.