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Native Sons BBQ [San Francisco]

Spinal Tap | Apr 23, 201508:24 PM

A couple weeks ago I was at the Bayview Sunday streets and saw a sign for BBQ in front of Triple Voodoo Brewery. Tucked in just as the pitmaster was slicing some juicy brisket very a nice smoke ring. Looked like the real thing. Ordered the rib/brisket combo which came with a side of beans and potato salad. The beans were decent, had chunks of meat. The potato salad looked like care was taken in making it. The celery and onion were carefully diced and seasoned lightly which I appreciated so the meats would shine, which they did.

The combo plate came with three ribs. The one from the end of the rack was almost too tender, literally fell off the bone but the meat had an acceptable texture and consistency. The other two ribs were right on point as far as texture. The flavor was better than most BBQ I've tried. And I've tried alot. My wife is from Kansas city and she used BBQ as an incentive to get me to visit her family. I tried ALOT of Q. By the end of a four day visit, I'd be pretty greased out. These ribs ranked better than most I tried in KC.

The sauce, which I got on the side, had some fruity notes and when I as the guy slicing the meat about it, he admitted to putting in some marmalade that a friends mom had gifted him. It was unique, but I usually like my BBQ dry.

The brisket was the star. The few slices I had must've come from the point and in talking with the pitmaster, he told me he used prime grade brisket and the marbling and flavor was really apparent. Each bite was like eating the best piece of burnt ends at some of the places in KC. I ended up ordering a plate of brisket to take home.

I've never tried Franklin's brisket, but now I'm curious to see if it's really THAT good.

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