The Quarter Rack of ribs from the roadside smoker and food truck of Rib Cage in Osseo // Photo by Tj Turner Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. Let’s dispense with the gritty part first: If you’re coming from Minneapolis–St. Paul, it’s a long drive to Osseo, Minnesota. For the entirety of our 40-minute ride, we asked ourselves: Is there really much of a chance that this obscure (to us) barbecue trailer could deliver food good enough to warrant the mileage? We’ve had barbecue all up and down the state, and most of the best stuff we’ve had (OMC in Duluth, Animales in Minneapolis, Jellybean and Julia’s in Anoka) has been extremely new; The Rib Cage dates back nearly three decades. The Rib Cage is scruffy to the extreme, a beaten-down trailer parked in an exurban parking lot dominated by a shuttered market. We take this as a good sign—scruffy old places that keep on surviving are the heart of traditional barbecue. And lo and behold, when we bite into the first rib from our quarter rack ($12.50), it’s not merely good, it’s excellent. The bark to the smoke ring, the texture of the meat, the salt level—everything’s diale...