Our Story posted on our Facebook Page (Slow-Food-Truck) 

Experience, Strength & Hope


First, we are a Catering Company with a Cool Food Truck. Offering a wide variety of food choices. Specializing in Smoked Meats, Southern Barbecue and Comfort Sides. Second, Private and Corporate parties & events Third, we do retail Food Truck Service like you see on TV. We are the only authentic wood only smoked BBQ truck in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. We are SLOW FOOD - doing things the old fashion way - by slowing it all down - because “flavor doesn’t happen in a hurry”!

In the spring of 2011, I was in the midst of a personal and family dilemma. I went away for a bit, got some great advice, plus a lot of counseling. The message was simple: Dave, you need to “Change Everything”. And that’s just what I decided to do.

With the help and support of my family, Larry Hopper (Hoppers BBQ), Geno Hernandez (Batavia Diner), and so many dear friends - I pulled the Truck & Trailer out of storage. Started experimenting with lots of recipes, smoking techniques, wood combinations and a Customer first business model based on the “Customers Budget not Mine”

We launched full time in March of 2012, with the motto “All about Attraction - Not Promotion”. Focusing on Offering great service - A limited customer driven menu - Fresh - On Time - Cleanliness - and Passion.

I was told when all else fails, to “Be of Service”, and the rest will take care of itself. We have been attempting to do that, one day at a time, everyday since. It is working, so I will not argue with the reviews, customers, and new friends we have made. Thank you all.

The Rig you see was built in 1999. The “Big Red Wagon” has been in and around the Tri Cities since the spring of 2000. So, I like to think of us as the “Original”. We were a local Food Truck before it was Cool!

Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your lives. We are grateful.



PS: My number one calling;

Nothing I do in life is more important than being of service to those that are caught up in the grip of Alcoholism. If there is someone in your life that is struggling with addiction please don't hesitate to call me. If I can't help I can refer you to folks who can.

It is so important to realize, that you, the family member are in the midst of it too. “The Family, Now, During, & After" are in need support & recovery also. My passion is for you! sometimes more than the addict or alcoholic.

If I can be of service, a sounding board, voice of reason then please do reach out. We can’t do this on our own.

Thanks Dave - 630 995 5583 - E-mail me at (d.spoerl@yahoo.com)

Katy JoAnn reviewed Slow-Food-Truck  5 star

January 10

You know the place is good when you arrive 5 minutes after it opens to find a line of people standing in 9 degree weather. Dave was extremely welcoming and friendly. I got the pulled brisket lunch option for my husband and I. It comes with 2 sides. I got the smashed potatoes/cole slaw and got the potatoes/mac-n-cheese for the hubs. All were awesome! My husband ended up working and couldn't eat his until the next day and still raved about it. We will definitely be return customers and have even discussed using them for future catered events. If you get the pulled brisket- let them do their combination of Mustard & Brown sauce Seriously good.


Never to early to book your party or event for 2018

We always cater to Your budget

A little or a lot does not matter, it's your party not mine - How may we Help? 


Need some ideas - check out the sample menu page of what others have done.





4.9 of 5 stars

57 reviews



4.9 of 

Customer Reviews:

holy moly, everyone needs to try the brisket with 50/50 sauce combo! insane

Amy Geyer reviewed Slow-Food-Truck — 5 star

Best BBQ pork I’ve ever had! Fantastic sides too including potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, Mac and cheese. Pure yumminess. Super nice guys who always strive for the best. Love and care put into every meal. Thanks guys!

Kerri Cobian Trejo reviewed Slow-Food-Truck — 5 star
July 16

Thank you Dave, for the absolutely delicious BBQ for Alyssa, Ellie & Jack's birthday party! We called Dave with less than a weeks notice and he worked with our budget & delivered an amazing spread of pulled pork, roasted chicken, bbq beans, macaroni & cheese & potato salad. We had more than enough food and all of our guests LOVED it! Such a friendly guy & great customer service were also an added bonus. We will order from Dave again and we will recommend him to others!

Folks,You have no Idea the gratitude I feel from all of you and your comments! I AM TRULY BLESSED - Dave

THE BEST PULLED PORK I HAVE EVER HAD - Mike @ Kane County, and Dave the Sauce! WOW!!!!! 

DAVE ---- Please tell me if you are aware of a 12 step program for BBQ!  Because after having your SLOW FOOD Pastrami and Pulled pork "I am addicted" Joe Elgin Ill