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Report on Doug's BBQ in Half Moon Bay

Bob Huenemann | Oct 20, 200502:01 AM

Went to Doug's BBQ in Half Moon Bay for dinner tonight. I had a half slab of pork ribs, slaw, potato salad, and generous 'tastes' of brisket and pork shoulder.

The ribs were cooked until slightly dry at the edges, but the meat was still moist and tender. The brisket and pork shoulder were amazing - cooked to perfection, but wet with moisture. Absolutely delicious meaty flavors in all three.

Doug starts with commercial sauce and sides, but adds his own touches to everything. All sauces are served on the side. Mild sauce is just that. Hot sauce has enough heat if you are the type to slather it on. Cry Baby Hot sauce is definitely a notch up. Doug adds various spices, including Habanero to the Cry Baby. But he was grinding some Scotch Bonnets for the next batch.

Slaw and potato salad were good, but not exceptional. Didn't taste the beans, although now that I think about it Doug would probably have dished up a few spoonfulls of those if I had asked. Next time.

Doug is obviously very involved with his cooking. My only concern is that his smoker seems kind of small. If his business takes off, he may need to get a larger one.

I can't wait to hear what others think of this place.

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