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Street Food: Rocky's BBQ, Halifax's Best Meat on a Stick

If you're out and about at night in Halifax, the night generally ends with a donair, schwarma, pizza, or meat on a stick. If you're a lover of meat on a stick and you grew up in Halifax, your mouth is already watering just thinking about Rocky's pork skewers. Rocky's BBQ has been a bastion of consistency in Halifax for as long as I can remember, serving exactly the same product year over year over year. it's one of those things that doesn't need to change, its just that good.

Rocky's usually opens around 10 or 11 pm, depending on the night, and serves a skewer of 4 chunks of pork as a free-standing item, or in a bun for a little extra. Unless you need the bun to absorb some of the extra alcohol in your system, skip it. One hand and a set of teeth is all you need.

The secret to Rocky's success is doubtless in the sauce. This sauce was designed by scientists specifically to make it nigh-impossible to figure out what's in it through the use of the "tastes too good can't think must eat more" effect. Every single bite of meat from the skewer tastes like more. It has that flavorful without being overly spicy combination, while never being dried out or undercooked. If you're going to see Rocky later in the evening, make sure you order two skewers worth - you'll want another after you finish the first, and late night lineups are easily 10-20 people.

Fast forward to the future by a couple of hundred years, and I'm sure you'll find the BBQ Rocky used for all those years to cook countless hundreds and hundreds of skewers of pork in a museum somewhere, alongside the plane the Wright Brothers used to make their first flight, and a section of the Large Hadron Collider used to discover the Higgs Boson.

Rocky's rates a 4.5/5 on Yelp currently, and 5 out of 5 on Yellowee. Don't miss them if you're in downtown Halifax at night.

Rocky's Filipino BBQ
5237 Blowers St.
Halifax, NS B3J 1J8
Phone: (902) 423-5547


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