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Big Nate's BBQ--update

nooodles | Jan 27, 200511:20 AM

Felt too tired to cook yesterday, so I took the advice of some recent posters and called in an order from Big Nate's BBQ on Folsom.

$2.50 for delivery on weekdays, free on weekends.

The menu link below is only off by about a dollar.

Overall impression was good, but nowhere near being blown away.

We had brisket and pork ribs. Sauce was good: sweet and tangy, with a hint of spiciness. We got some "medium" and some "hot." They tasted the same (both tasted "medium" to me).

I got a few bites of meat here and there that were very tender and juicy, but some of the meat was dry and slightly tough. Most of it was okay, but not great. The occassional delicious bites led me to believe that Nate's could do better, perhaps on a busier day?

Sides were uninspiring: potato salad and beans were standard fare--not bad. The cornbread was dry and crumbled into what resembled bird feed, the cole slaw was crunchy but lacked tanginess, and the four pieces of generic (WonderBread-ish) wheat toast we left untouched.

I finished dinner sated but not gleeful (which is how I feel after polishing off an entire slab at a first rate rib joint). My last rib dinner was in Chicago, however, so that may be unfair.

For the comfort of having food delivered in the City and being able to make a mess while watching my own TV, I doubt that it could get better than Nate's.

I don't regret trying it, but I probably won't try again until I've gone to some other rib places in SF. Any suggestions?


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