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Ko Kyu BBQ

Posted by DID 23 Jan 2011 7 Comments

More good news for Durhamites! Every Sunday for the foreseeable future Motorco Music Hall is holding Sunday “brunches.” Every month a different band will do an artist residency at Motorco playing shows on Sunday afternoons. The shows will be free, bloody mary’s will be served and – most importantly for Carpe Durham readers – the Ko Kyu BBQ truck will be parked outside.

Ko Kyu BBQ is an international-inspired food¬†truck run by “Flip” who, when not dishing out awesome food from the back of his truck, teaches culinary arts at Vance-Granville Community College. He and his wife turn out some affordable, creative and tasty eats.

This Sunday we tried his short rib quesadilla ($6), a buffalo chicken slider ($3) and an order of the duck fat tater tots ($3). All were outstanding. The quesadilla, stuffed full of rich short rib meat, caramelized onions and gorgonzola was topped with rooster sauce and sesame seeds. The combination of rich meat, sweet onions and spicy chile sauce was incredible. The tots were exactly what you want them to be – golden and crispy, while a chopped rosemary topping balanced the richness of the duck fat. Our third item, the “unreal” buffalo chicken slider, to a wing addict like myself, was awesome. Note: Flip’s wife, a vegetarian, ensures all of the veggie options are top notch.

These Sundays at Motorco are a great way to try the food truck’s offerings without feeling like you have to eat in the car or stand out in the cold. Between the bar, tables and stadium seating at Motorco there are plenty of options for enjoying your Ko Kyu eats.

We are really excited to have Ko Kyu BBQ in Durham on a regular basis.¬†Find Ko Kyu BBQ on twitter @KoKyuBBQ and on facebook. Note: Motorco’s Sunday brunches are all ages, no cover and generally start at 2 pm.


  • Tooth said:

    This is a stellar idea. Very unique. Well done, folks.


  • Sant said:

    The quesadilla is a mishmash of yummy flavors. The short rib has a Korean kalbi/bulgogi type flavor, the tang of blue cheese (?), sweetness of sauteed onions, and heat of homemade hot sauce. For $6 you can’t go wrong.


  • dw said:

    were can i find ko kyu? aside from motor co on sundays, there twitter feed doesn’t seem to provide a lot of details.


    DID replies on February 18th, 2011 at 12:58 pm:

    i think they’re at Big Boss in Raleigh on Thurs. nights. and they’ve been randomly showing up outside of Full Steam. They are totally worth tracking down, my favorite truck right now.


    dw replies on February 18th, 2011 at 5:47 pm:

    Thanks! Also, I promise I know the difference between there and their.


  • Tooth said:

    Has anyone else noticed how pricey the menu has become at KoKyu? A single tiny slider costs $4. An order of about a dozen tater tots is $4. Their combo “special” is two sliders and side order of fries for $10. I can spend $10 or less on lunch at most brick and mortar restaurants and get amenities like seating, silverware and indoor plumbing. KoKyu, as tasty as it might be, is truly an example of the new movement sweeping through Durham: Upper-middle class meals on wheels.


    BVal replies on April 5th, 2012 at 1:51 pm:

    meh – worth it to me when I’m at motorco


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