I'm heading to the East Bay tomorrow and I can't decide which of these BBQ places I want to try. I've tried Flint's before, it wasn't good (although I really liked the links), but I'm thinking the right timing and location could score. I've never tried any of the other places I mentioned.
As far as what I am looking for I like a good smoky brisket, I also like pork and beef ribs and home-made links. I do like the sauce at places like Flints and don't really care if they cover the meat in sauce or not as long as the meat is well smoked and the place uses decent cuts.