Best Barbecue - 2009
Baby Blues BBQ
Wonderful, well-priced barbecue, served in a spacious, comfortable setting designed for lingering — that's something San Francisco has been missing, since most barbecue places here are set up for takeout. Baby Blues offers plenty of table seating in a big room that features art on the walls, handmade lighting fixtures, and wine and beer to wash down your choice of succulent pork ribs (Memphis or baby back); a massive, steaklike, Flintstones-ian grilled Texas-style beef rib; shredded beef brisket and pulled pork; and slow-smoked chicken. The 'cue is cooked in a double-stacked smoker over hickory and applewood chips. More than a dozen sides include baked beans with pulled pork, mashed sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, and cakey corn bread. Baby Blues' unusual burger patty is ground with blue cheese and bacon and topped with lingonberry mustard. Even sweeter than the banana pudding or pecan pie: Baby Blues makes neighborhood deliveries.