Jacob Bander is a lifelong Floridian, having lived everywhere from Orlando to Cocoa Beach. Eventually, he settled down in Jacksonville to open up his very own food truck. The Butt Hutt Smokehouse isn’t your run-of-the-mill barbecue joint. Using family recipes and concoctions Jacob has dreamed up himself over the years, Butt Hutt is here to satisfy all your slow-smoked meat cravings with some truly top-tier Florida-style barbecue.
Good barbecue is built on a foundation of good meat, and the hand selected meat at Butt Hutt does not disappoint. Jacob gives these choice cuts a sugar rub before slow-smoking them over pecan wood. Once everything’s warm and juicy, it’s time to get creative. The Butt Hutt offers a wide array of original homemade barbecue sauces that range from an old-fashioned sweet-and-savory spread to unique blends like spicy Southern mustard. The menu here is pretty out-of-the-box, offering some truly original dishes. For example, the Bangin Curry Fries feature fries seasoned with curry spices topped off with pulled pork, sautéed peppers and onions, and a heaping helping of coconut curry honey mustard. Are your drooling? Then what are you waiting for? Swing by The Butt Hutt Smokehouse ASAP and try the fare. Even better? Book ‘em for your next event. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
Florida Boy - An open-faced sandwich served on garlic toast topped off with pulled pork, cilantro lime slaw, and then slathered in garlic cream sauce as the cherry on top.
Brisket Tacos - Warm, chewy flour tortillas stuffed with brisket, cilantro lime slaw, zesty pico de gallo, and garlic cream sauce. Yum.
Before the food truck, I made BBQ sauces and spice rubs. The name was Bander’s Butt Sauce. That transformed into Butt Hutt.
My grandfather. I learned my love of cooking from him. Plus, my uncle owned The Hungry Iguana in Jacksonville Beach and I got my start working for him.
To be my own boss. Working for others, it didn’t matter how hard you worked. Everyone was rewarded the same. If I worked for myself, I could reward myself.
Myself. Everyone enjoys food. If you can take food and tie it to a memory for someone, that’s a huge motivator for me.
Every wedding we do is my favorite. To be a part of someone’s forever is truly special.
Our Brisket Tacos or our Florida Boy Sandwich.
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