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Restaurants & Bars

Best Lil' Porkhouse, new BBQ in San Rafael

Malcolm Ruthven | Aug 10, 201202:24 PM     29

This new barbecue place in San Rafael opened two weeks ago after the usual delays with permits. It's on the Miracle Mile (2042 4th St.), next door to Red Boy Pizza, in the location formerly occupied by High Tech Burrito. It's almost hidden in the corner of the small strip mall as you drive by so there's a sign on the sidewalk to help with that.

I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was very good and a generous portion. The meat had obviously been smoked, and it was both tender and moist with good flavor. The sauces were fine for me; I liked the spicy and sweet mixed. My choice of sides was the baked beans, quite good especially if you like them on the sweet side which I do. Are they as complex as the great beans at the newly-reopened Pack Jack's in Sebastopol? No, but they're good anyway. They also have brisket and ribs and I look forward to trying both.

It's a small place with a few small high tables with stools. Lots of take-out seemed to be going on. The noon business was brisk; it seems to already have been discovered. Barbecue fans, give this place a try.

Several enthusiastic yelp reports:
http://yelp.com/biz/best-lil-porkhous...

A few photos: http://ruthvenphotos.com/porkhouse

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