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New or less-mentioned BBQ in the city of SF

rworange | Apr 16, 200811:12 AM

Ask for barbecue recs and the same names come up over and over ... whatever your opinions might be ... Memphis Minnie's, Big Nate's, sometimes Roadside ... Brother-In-Law's BBQ then Lilly's BBQ now Da Pitt BBQ

But what about the ones that get no love here? LInks to all of these joints in this Place search

Has anyone tried Pete's Tavern that just opened near the ballpark?

Just a reminder that in May, Al's Backyard BBQ is due to open

The most interesting to me is Ironwood BBQ at the the golf course.

It has one of only three custom-built Memphis Wham Turbo BBQ pits on the West Coast. Meat is dry rubbed and 100% oak wood fired. Meat is seasoned and marinated overnight to let the spices work into the meat. It is then cooked for 12 hours at 205 degrees.

The Wham Turbo was the inspiration of John Wilington who the Smithsonian Library has named as an icon of traditional American BBQ. The company sent one of their reps to personally train the pitt master at Ironwood. More info on website.

A little plus it seems to me is that Ironwood does events and they can do finger food for as little as $8 per person or BBQ for $11 pp. It seems there are always questions about inexpensive event options ... any good?

There was one inquiry in 2006 ... one person said meh on her one try ... and never another mention. It gets positive mentions elsewhere on the web.

Anyone tried Pittman's BBQ on 3rd?

How about Johnson's Arkansas style BBQ. Meat smoked using oak, apple, plum or other fruit wood?

Jordon's House of Ribs?

Pete's BBQ on Mission ... or is that bbq meat like chicken, ribs and links done on a rotiserie?

Not to wander outside of the city limits ... but that is what is on the web. Any small joints that you might pass by and no one mentions? I'm giving Oakland as an example ... around MLK there is what I think of as the iron oil drum BBQ triangle. I'm still working through them.

In basically the same area there are three places I know that bbq using those black oil drums ... Burley's car wash (an interesting story), Elves and the 1/4 pound burger joint.

Is there something similar in SF ... little corner lots or over-looked joints doing BBQ

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