Updates from the Pit

Hello friends and guests, Uncle DT here,

I wanted to give a couple quick updates from the Smokehouse as we all navigate our way through these uncharted waters.

The first thing I want to mention, is that at Uncle DT’s, the only employee is me. The owner of the business. When the earliest announcements of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019) started coming in, I immediately implemented these policies/practices:

•Upon entering the building each day, all door knobs, inside and out, as well as surfaces and common touch points, are disinfected with bleach-based products while wearing gloves. Then I wash my hands.
•Every item from every delivery I receive from my food distributor is sprayed with a bleach solution before being brought into the building.
•After every order that is taken, I immediately wash my hands, put on gloves, and then begin preparing the food
•Gloves are worn during the handling and preparation of all foods.

Our Boil-in-Bag Products

I also want to remind everyone of our boil-in-bag products. An article that came out Monday states,
“As with other known corona viruses, this virus is sensitive to cooking temperatures. Heat treatment at 145°F for 4 minutes (temperature used when preparing hot food in mass catering) can therefore reduce contamination of a food product by a factor of 10,000.”

The minimum cooking temperature I use is 250°F, and the minimum internal temperature of the finished foods I offer is 170°F (200°F+ for beef and pork). Just simmer your Uncle DT’s BBQ for the times listed in the Reheating Guide to achieve the recommended results.

Tuesday Lunch/Pickup Service Added

We will be open for regular service on Tuesdays, beginning 3/24/20, from 11 am to 2 pm

Take-out and B.i.B. Pickups

All take-out and Boil-in-Bag pickups will be done at 3134 Rufina St. during our regular hours:

Tues-Sat, 11-2 and
Weds- Sat 5-8

I will take your credit card info over the phone, and your order will be waiting for you outside the restaurant door in a cooler whose common touch-points are sprayed with bleach solution before and after every pickup. You can also order and pay through DoorDash, a very convenient solution.

A special shout out to my friend Deb from college, who purchased a $150 gift certificate as a way of showing support. Thank you Deb!!

Best of luck to everyone as we figure our way out through these difficult times. And thank you so much for your continued support!

David Thom
Uncle DT

Our mailing address is:
UNCLE DT’S SMOKEHOUSE
3134 Rufina St.
Santa Fe, NM 87507

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