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Beefalo Bob's Pit Beef

tobynissly Jul 2, 2010 09:39 AM

Anybody been to this place in Pasadena? I had their pit beef at Honfest and it was really the best pit beef I've had in years. Great charred taste and not too tough. Much better than Pioneer or Chaps. The only downside was the commercial brand barbeque sauce but the horseradish and onion made up for it. I'm not really a fan of Honfest but I might be able to brave it next year for a quick pit beef.

Beefalo Bob's
107 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122

  1. Dennis S Jul 21, 2010 02:04 PM

    In a couple of other threads that I can't find now, I mentioned a place near 295 on 175, to which others would say I was talking about yet another place (each time it was a different place they were referencing).

    I will try to track the other recs down and try them, but I DID stop at the stand I originally mentioned today. It's called A&W and shares a lot with a decent veggie/fruit stand. It's on the North side of 175, maybe a quarter mile West of 295.

    They actually have a lot on the menu, which seemed odd to me. I think they pump the pit beef and hot dogs the most. I got the pit beef with onions and tiger sauce. I liked it. They used some kind of sea salt and pepper to sprinkle the top of the pile before putting the top bun on. Nothing stellar, but definitely a solid place.

    I got some good peaches at the fruit stand, btw.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Dennis S
      lrebetsky0423 Jan 29, 2011 04:41 AM

      Despite the age of this thread I felt compelled to comment. I've lived in Maryland for all my 30 years but just recently became introduced to Tiger Sauce. I've been having a love affair with the stuff for a few months now. I know it's meant to go on Pit Beef sandwiches and while I'm not a fan of Pit Beef I've found that Tiger Sauce is quite good on steamed shrimp!

      1. re: lrebetsky0423
        Dennis S Jan 29, 2011 04:52 AM

        I bet! Since the horseradish is in cocktail sauce. This is the seafood take on the mayo w/ pommes frittes. Good show!

        1. re: lrebetsky0423
          hon Jan 29, 2011 06:32 AM

          It's meant to go on whatever you want to put it on.

          1. re: hon
            lrebetsky0423 Jan 29, 2011 07:23 AM

            It's also really good on tater tots!

      2. l
        laurita Jul 17, 2010 01:06 PM

        They catered our wedding reception, even making a NC-style bbq that was really the focus, along with the whole roasted pig. We had pit beef and blackened fish too, along with loads of sides. Everything went over really well with both the Northern and Southern contingents.

        1. c
          cb1 Jul 13, 2010 05:15 PM

          forgot to mention Beefalo Bob's. Have never been to their place, but have been somewhere where they catered. Pretty good stuff!

          Beefalo Bob's
          107 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122

          1. tatmaker Jul 3, 2010 06:28 PM

            Every Pit Beef stand I've ever been to offers those same toppings, and I'm 35, and have lived here all my life.
            I would put the horseradish and onion on the sandwich and the bbq sauce in one of those condiment cups to dip on the side.

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            1. re: tatmaker
              RobertM Jul 5, 2010 06:35 PM

              Drove up today, degrees inside and out!
              Great classic Pit Beef sandwich!!!
              The regular is enough for two really.
              Ask for medium, mayo top and bottom, horse radish, and what ever.
              They even offer BBQ sauce.

              1. re: RobertM
                James6 Jul 6, 2010 07:44 AM

                It's the only way to get it....as rare as they have it, onions, lots of horseradish, and some BBQ sauce (Bayside Bull in Edgewater uses Cattleman's).

              2. re: tatmaker
                nickdanger Jul 6, 2010 08:47 AM

                Don't forget the tiger sauce (horseradish and mayo), for those who lived here all their lives?

                1. re: nickdanger
                  MDBBQFiend Jul 6, 2010 09:39 AM

                  Tulkoff's Tiger Sauce and a thin slice or two of raw onion... now we're talkin' about a pit beef sandwich!

                  1. re: MDBBQFiend
                    HungryinBmore Jul 8, 2010 12:05 AM

                    Curious Rob, you state "the Regular is enough for two" ..

                    How many ounces of beef are we talking? At least 10oz seems about right for one or at least for me.

                    But I guess if you go heavy on the toppings and eat the entire roll then it is more filling...I rather fill up on meat.
                    (Unless the roll is hot, fresh, homemade, not bagged/frozen sysco type and really delicious, I always take the generic cheap sandwich roll home for my dog!)

                    1. re: HungryinBmore
                      RobertM Jul 8, 2010 03:27 AM

                      HungryinBmore next time after I'm done clogging up those self check out lines at Webmans I will head back to Pasadena to get another Pit Beef, regular size, medium , Tiger sauce, onions. But this time I will carry a small scale to use before I begin devouring the meal. Then post your answer here, after heading over to clog up local Giant self check out lanes. While you wait, just head over to Beefalo to nosh. Then let us all know what you think.

                      1. re: HungryinBmore
                        Jason1 Jul 8, 2010 05:53 AM

                        I've also never heard of a pit beef stand making their own rolls. I guess I never think of most of those stands as bakeries. What pit beef places have you been to with a homemade roll? In my experience, they're not usually frozen, but they are usually from a commercial bakery, as is most bread from most restaurants around here.

                        1. re: Jason1
                          RobertM Jul 8, 2010 09:38 AM

                          Humm, maybe it is the heat wave? A dog eatting sandwich rolls because they aint home made must make for a very very fat dog. Glad we aint talking pancakes or waffles here. If not made from scratch the dog would have to eat those too. I dont want to even think about bottle syrup or fresh from the tree....We better place a call to the ASPCA? Ha ha ha ha

                          1. re: Jason1
                            Bob W Jul 21, 2010 02:16 PM

                            Down south (real barbecue country), the best barbecue places use really cheap commercial rolls. The bad bbq places probably do too. The roll is just a vehicle for the meat.

                        2. re: MDBBQFiend
                          cb1 Jul 13, 2010 05:13 PM

                          I agree with everyone else. Have never been to a Pit Beef stand that didn't offer everything mentioned. Had a great sandwich from Expressway in Odenton last night. And had it with Tiger Sauce. Was pretty awesome. MDBBQFiend, do you know where you can by Tulkoff Tiger Sauce? I haven't been able to find it in the grocery store, maybe I'm looking in the wrong place. I usually make my own, but would like to see how it compares. They have a great recipe for flank steak w/ Tiger Sauce.

                          1. re: cb1
                            MDBBQFiend Jul 14, 2010 05:59 AM

                            Actually, I'm not sure these days where you can get Tulkoff's Tiger Sauce. I checked the Tulkoff's website and it's still a product they make. Maybe you can contact the company and ask where it's available? Although their website is really nice, the "Retail" portion of it isn't much help in locating outlets.

                            1. re: MDBBQFiend
                              hon Jul 14, 2010 06:20 AM

                              It's always in the cold case of the grocery store over where the eggs and butter are. It's not a regular shelf product.

                              1. re: MDBBQFiend
                                RobertM Jul 21, 2010 02:41 PM

                                From Tulkoff: You should be able to find our Seaside line at a Super Target which includes White Prepared Horseradish, Cocktail Sauce, Tartar Sauce and Chopped Garlic. You can also find our Tulkoff labeled horseradish at Mars Supermarkets, Giant, Harris Teeter stores, and Eddie’s of Roland Park. Harris Teeter also carries our cocktail sauce and some Giant stores carry it as well. Seven Mile Markey & Bakery stocks our White Prepared Horseradish, Red Beet Horseradish, and our Tiger Sauce and Attman’s Deli carries our Tiger Sauce.

                                Hopefully this helps!

                                1. re: RobertM
                                  hon Jul 22, 2010 07:56 AM

                                  yes, in the refrigerated section.

                              2. re: cb1
                                Mister Big Jul 14, 2010 08:56 AM

                                Haven't checked yet, but Snider's in Montgomery hills is a good place to find "exotic" condiments.

                                1. re: Mister Big
                                  RobertM Jul 14, 2010 12:21 PM

                                  Located in Silver Spring on Georgia Ave right south of the beltway. Very small old fashioned store, but fast check out lanes. Great steaks and the best sirloin hamburgers.

                                2. re: cb1
                                  Tulkoff_Employee Oct 26, 2010 07:33 AM

                                  Hello there! You can find Tulkoff's Tiger Sauce at Giant. It is usually in the refrigerated section next to our horseradish. You can also order gift kits with our product through our website - http://www.tulkoff.com/news-resources... You can also send an inquiry through the website with your location and a customer service representative will call you back and tell you where you can find our product. I hope you enjoy!

                                  1. re: Tulkoff_Employee
                                    cb1 Nov 11, 2010 08:38 AM

                                    It doesn't seem to be in my local Giant (Crofton). They had the horseradish, just not the Tiger Sauce. Guess I'll give you guys a call.

                                3. re: MDBBQFiend
                                  Bob W Jul 21, 2010 02:13 PM

                                  Tiger Sauce ROCKS! When I was a kid (in RI) I didn't like mustard so Tiger Sauce was my go-to condiment for cold cuts. I knew all about it before I ever set foot in B'more.

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                              HungryinBmore Jul 2, 2010 11:06 PM

                              BBQ Sauce, Horseradish, and Onion on Pit Beef - HUH??

                              I am confused...were these offered on the side or what?? Yuck.

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                              1. re: HungryinBmore
                                HungryinBmore Jul 2, 2010 11:11 PM


                                Choice of Toppings: I see now. Wow. Hope you brushed your teeth after that sandwich!

                                1. re: HungryinBmore
                                  DanielK Jul 3, 2010 06:13 AM

                                  "HungryinBmore" - how long have you lived in Baltimore? I'm an hour away, but even I've noticed that every pit beef place offers BBQ sauce, onions, and horseradish on the sandwich.

                                  Chaps homepage even shows the sandwich all loaded up like that...

                                  1. re: DanielK
                                    HungryinBmore Jul 3, 2010 11:12 AM

                                    I am 47 and have lived here all my life..never heard of anyone putting anything but salt & perhaps a sprinkle of pepper on a Pit Beef Sandwich. BBQ Sauce must make it like BBQ-RIBS or some type of BBQ Sandwich, something entirely separate.

                                    Must be an Out of State thing. oy

                                    1. re: HungryinBmore
                                      DanielK Jul 3, 2010 08:17 PM

                                      Check out the giant picture on the homepage:


                                      1. re: HungryinBmore
                                        Jason1 Jul 6, 2010 10:22 AM

                                        Yeah, I'd have to agree with the others. While I'm not a fan of barbecue sauce on pit beef, it's usually offered. And onion and horseradish...those are standard toppings, and are perfect with the beef. I don't believe I've ever seen a pit beef stand not offering horseradish and onion.

                                        1. re: Jason1
                                          monkeyrotica Jul 7, 2010 04:38 AM

                                          Are there any pit beef places that DONT offer onion or horseradish? I know there are hotdog places that refuse to offer ketchup, and Louis Lunch in New Haven does the same with their burgers. I always get both; otherwise it's like you're just eating a plain roast beef sandwich.

                                        2. re: HungryinBmore
                                          Bob W Jul 21, 2010 02:11 PM

                                          Hungry: BBQ sauce, horseradish, and onions is most definitely how locals eat pit beef. Mrs. W grew up in Hamilton. I trust her on this one. 8<D

                                          Most pit beef is too dry to eat plain, I have to say.

                                          1. re: Bob W
                                            flavrmeistr Jul 22, 2010 10:35 AM

                                            If you order rare or medium-rare and it's dry, it's time to quit that place. Try The Canopy in Ellicott City. Never get a dry sandwich there. And I'm down with Mrs. W's application.

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