Stopped by BBQ 81 on El Cajon Blvd today after seeing their sign out. This is the kind of BBQ place I like- family-based, the place is named for the owners' father's NFL number, 81. That's be close to the limit of my understanding of football.
Owner stopped by the table to say hi- nice guy!
And I'm always eager for a new BBQ place. I agonize over my own 'Q, and it ain't bad. At least one CH will stand up and testify for me.
So. I went for lunch, had the 1/2 rack of ribs with coleslaw, beans and cornbread. I've thoughtfully uploaded an image for you.
They had a great soundtrack playing- blues and soul. Ray Charles "I Gotta Woman" and Sarah Vaughn's version of "Whatever Lola Wants". Loved listening to the music- it's a style of which I'm particularly fond.