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Best BBQ Temecula: 1hourlunchbreak Visits Swing Inn


Introduction to Swing Inn Cafe & BBQ: A Legacy of Flavor


Nestled in the heart of Old Town Temecula, Swing Inn Cafe has been a beloved staple since 1927, offering residents and visitors alike a taste of local history with every bite. As the owner, Hank, carries forward the tradition, the cafe has grown beyond its famed breakfast to include something more: an exceptional BBQ experience that's quickly becoming the talk of the town.



















The BBQ Experience: A Review Through @1hourlunchbreak's Eyes


Recently, the Swing Inn Cafe had the pleasure of hosting Richard Antablian, the digital creator behind the popular Instagram account 1hourlunchbreak. The purpose? To delve into our expanded menu, featuring the mouth-watering BBQ selections that are vying for the title of "Best BBQ in Temecula."



Our BBQ journey is not just about the food; it's about the experience. From the moment Richard stepped in, the rich aroma of smoked meat filled the air, setting the stage for what was to be an unforgettable culinary adventure. The highlight? Our sample platter - a showcase featuring the mighty dino rib, succulent brisket, and much more.


Smokiness, Saltiness, and Succulence: The BBQ Trilogy


When it comes to BBQ, there are three elements we at Swing Inn swear by smokiness, saltiness, and succulence. Our pitmasters, with over 20 years of expertise, strike the perfect balance. We don't want you to feel like "you're eating a chimney"; we aim for a subtle smokiness that complements the natural flavors of the meat.


Our brisket, praised by Richard for its delicate balance, is a testament to our commitment to quality. But it's not just the brisket that caught his eye – the pork ribs, with their perfect balance between tender and firm, are a must-try for any BBQ enthusiast.


A Twist on Tradition: Swing Inn's BBQ Innovations


While we cherish our roots, innovation is at the heart of Swing Inn's BBQ expansion. Introducing our BBQ menu has brought a new dimension to our historic diner, blending traditional breakfasts with the rich, complex flavors of smoked meats.


Our turkey, a cut often overlooked in the BBQ world, has become a surprise favorite for many, including Richard. Smoked to perfection, it’s served up in a variety of ways – whether on a sandwich or as a standalone delight, paired with a touch of cheese and grilled onions.


Sides and Scores: Completing the BBQ Feast


No BBQ is complete without the sides, and at Swing Inn, we've got you covered. From homestyle potato salad to creamy mac and cheese and hearty beans, each side is crafted to complement the smoky flavors of our meats.


Richard's review? An "above-average lunch" scoring a solid nine out of ten. It’s feedback like this that inspires us to keep pushing the boundaries of BBQ in Temecula.




Bringing the Best BBQ to You: Swing Inn's Commitment


Swing Inn Cafe is excited to expand our reach beyond the diner as we look to the future. With plans to launch online ordering and partnerships with Grubhub and DoorDash, our goal is to bring the best BBQ in Temecula directly to your doorstep.


Our commitment to preserving the iconic status of Swing Inn while innovating our menu reflects our dedication to our community and visitors. We invite you to explore our diverse and historic flavors by checking out our dinner menu. We're not just serving food; we're serving a piece of Temecula's history, one plate at a time


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