Brad Hudson has had a love affair with southern style BBQ ever since he first tried it at the Rendezvous in Memphis, Tennessee over 30 years ago. This week, he hopes to kindle a similar love of BBQ for others right here in Westford.
Anyone familiar with the annual Blues’n’Brews Festival no doubt has seen his work before, but now Westford resident Brad Hudson will be offering his pulled pork, ribs, brisket, pulled chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, and cornbread year round.
His business, Hubba’s Real Pit BBQ, will be opening a trailer at 129 Littleton Road, in the parking lot of Floral Arts, on Thursday, June 2.
Hudson’s operated Hubba’s as a catering business in the past, and he believes a limited amount of space in the trailer will help keep with a philosophy of a simple and perfected set of menu items.
“I make authentic deep south BBQ, slow smoked using local oak and apple woods,” says Hudson. “I’ve eaten BBQ in nearly every town in the country over the past 35 years, and I’ve developed my own recipes based on my favorite flavors as I discovered them.”
Some might know Hudson as “Little Frog,” through his shamanic classes at the Roudenbush Community Center, but in his family, he’s just Hubba.
“That was my nickname from kindergarten through high school growing up in Pennsylvania,” he said. “My two younger brothers inherited my nickname as they got older, much to their chagrin. One was called ‘Little Hubba,’ and the youngest was called ‘Mini Hubba.’ We’re just a happy family of Hubbas!”
Hubba’s will be open from Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., although Hudson warns that all food will be prepared fresh daily, so the trailer may close early when supplies run out.
More information on the business is available at HubbasBBQ.com.