The Tex-A-Consin mobile smokehouse is a 30-foot trailer
equipped with an 8-foot-wide smoker. Food truck owners
Todd Lewis and Terence Williams will start by offering
smoked pulled-pork sandwiches, but eventually will have
smoked ribs, brisket and more.
WAUKESHA — The western- style mobile smokehouse and food
truck known as Tex-A-Consin will make its debut on
Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the McMiller
Sports Center in Eagle, 100 Walters Road, according to a
custom-built smokehouse is owned by award-winning chef
Terence Williams and Waukesha County Technical College
sociology Professor Todd Lewis. The professor and chef
duo out of Waukesha has spent the last six months
working on the interior and exterior of the 30-foot
trailer for statewide licensing, Williams said.
are incredibly blessed to get the assistance we’ve
received from the department of agriculture and the
assistance from the local community to get this thing
licensed and ready to operate,” Williams said.
Lewis, the six-month journey has been a process, but it
has also been a worthwhile venture filled with learning
opportunities and more, he said. While he’s not quite as
experienced as Williams in the art of barbecuing, he’s
looking forward to becoming a master along the way.
“People talk about it being the journey and not the
destination,” Lewis said. “It’s nice that everything has
come together, and I see the potential and I’m hoping
for the best.”
Williams and Lewis fired up the smoker for the first
time last Wednesday. As it turns out, the smoker adds a
unique flavor to Terence’s already tasty cuisine, Lewis
said. But it’s not just the smoker that adds flavor,
it’s also a chef’s touch, he said.
“It’s knowing when to keep smoke out and let smoke in,”
Lewis said. “That’s all Terence, that’s his craft.”
Patrons can expect quarter- pound and half-pound Texas
class pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and chips. Menu
options will expand weekly, Williams said.
Tex-A-Consin can also be found just north of The Legend
at Merrill Hills at K.R. Auto Repair, W271S2901 Merrill
Hills Road. The smokehouse will be anchored at the auto
repair shop on weekdays throughout the summer starting