When I read this post that Gator’s Back Porch BBQ was back in action,
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6843... , I dropped an email to Chef Gator Thompson via Bayonne’s website to see if more details might be available.
Chef Gator responded that he’s been hired as chef consultant/partner at The Grill, 1855 South Delaware St. in San Mateo. He’ll be introducing his BBQ concept there and revamping the place. He plans to expand the menu later. He said that he’s ready to fire up the grill and will start-up some time next week.
He will continue to run Bayonne in San Jose. He also stated that another party is using his name and that he is no longer associated with Gator’s Back Porch BBQ. His own business is Gator’s at The Grill.
This is great news for fans of his BBQ in the mid-Peninsula. I’ve noticed The Grill’s distinctive building in the parking lot it shares with Trader Joe’s and Rite-Aid, just off Hwy 92. Here’s the website for a picture of the A-frame orange roof on the newest BBQ target, http://www.pengrill.com .
1855 S Delaware St, San Mateo, CA 94402