Saturday, June 20, 2009

#85 Roadside BBQ - The Big 100 Eat

Every time I drive past Geary with the glowing windows and paper towel rolls on each table I make a mental note to eat here, but as fast as a sheet of rice paper dissolves I always forget. Roadside BBQ’s Pulled Pork Sandwich is #85 on 7x7 Magazine’s 100 Things you must try before you die in San Francisco list. Situated on the corner of Geary Street and 2nd ave.

Roadside BBQ - Pulled Pork sandwich with grilled corn

The $7.95 (a good bargain) pulled pork sandwich is served with your choice of one homemade side. I choose grilled corn (a whole blackened with grill marks too!) The pulled pork is smothered with their homemade BBQ sauce and shredded nicely with some chunks, topped with vinegar-dressed purple and green coleslaw. The sandwich is grilled sourdough ciabatta I wish they would hollow out some of the dough.

I also ordered the $9.95 1/4 rack baby back ribs including two sides and a mini corn bread. I choose garlic fries and mac n cheese. The baby back ribs are very smoky! It’s the first thing that hit your nostrils when biting into them. They also have extra condiments of Asian BBQ sauce: lots of garlic, ginger and soy, and Sweet Spicy BBQ: exactly like the description. Sweet. Spicy. The garlic fries had pieces of fresh garlic and very crispy, the mac n cheese was thick and more creamy than cheesy.

Roadside BBQ - Baby back ribs, garlic fries, mac n cheese

Roadside BBQ’s value and baby back ribs are excellent and I will be back to try more items off the menu. To compare: Nate’s BBQ is horrible and almost $20 for a combo plate. I haven’t tried the famous Gorilla BBQ featured on Triple D yet but the combo plates are also about $20.

Roadside BBQ
3751 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 221-7427
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foodhoe said...

ooh, the asian bbq sauce sounds delicious! do they offer kimchee? looks like a lotta good food for cheap.

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