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Pick up BBQ in Marin?

Tatum Sep 15, 2006 05:08 PM


This was the only thread that I could find that was close, but does anyone have suggestions for a place where I can pick up some great pulled pork and ribs for a 10-person party in Marin? Frank's BBQ looks interesting, just wondering if there were any "must go to" places out there...


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  1. Melanie Wong RE: Tatum Sep 15, 2006 05:13 PM

    Two years ago I tossed Frank's ribs right into the garbage can, not worth eating. This thread is old, but maybe folks recognize some of the players (Mr. Ribs, Scotty's, Apple) and can give us an update.


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      Mick Ruthven RE: Tatum Sep 15, 2006 06:22 PM

      I know of nothing in Marin that would qualify. If Frank's is the one that's in the Thursday morning Marin Farmers Market, it's not great. If it were me, I'd order and pick up from Memphis Minnies in the city. I've done that a few times for group lunches down the peninsula (I live in Marin).

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        Tatum RE: Mick Ruthven Sep 15, 2006 06:46 PM

        I do love Minnie's, but I am *trying* to stay as close to home as possible as I explore my new area. Mick, it looks like you had pointed to Jerome's in Petaluma a year ago, so I'll try there and give an update. Might follow Melanie's tip around then to get pulled pork at McNear's as well. Big BBQ day with a discerning crowd, so I'd rather hedge my bets.... Thanks for the help!

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          Melanie Wong RE: Tatum Sep 15, 2006 06:51 PM

          I've heard that Jerome's has a new owner, so things may have changed. Would love to hear an update. Seems I read somewhere about the McNear's folks opening something in Marin, so some 'net searching might find something closer to home. If it's a really discerning crowd, well, then I would contract with Chef Mark Malicki to do a pulled pork with a whole smoked suckling pig for you. Finest I've put in my mouth, see recent posts.

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            Mick Ruthven RE: Melanie Wong Sep 15, 2006 07:48 PM

            I read the page about Chef Mark Malicki but didn't find anything specifically about barbecue or your experience of his whole smoked suckling pig. More details and/or links appreciated...

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              Melanie Wong RE: Mick Ruthven Sep 15, 2006 07:54 PM

              Here's my post on the smoked, pulled pork.

              His new restaurant has a braised pulled pork shoulder sandwich on the menu.

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        TerriL RE: Tatum Sep 17, 2006 04:28 AM

        Is Star's BBQ still open in Sausalito? If so, they were pretty good last time I went (about 6 months ago). They're on Donahue, in the same complex as Best Buy. Don't know if they do pulled pork -- I've only tried the ribs, chicken and brisket.

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          Mick Ruthven RE: TerriL Sep 17, 2006 05:25 AM

          They've been gone for a few/several months.

        2. Sarah RE: Tatum Sep 17, 2006 04:51 AM

          I looked for Star's a few weeks back, but no sign of it at the Marin City mall. Saylor's Landing on Harbor, across the lot from Fish. served a bbq pulled pork sandwich at lunch, maybe...

          1. Melanie Wong RE: Tatum Oct 11, 2006 06:07 AM

            What's the verdict, Tatum?

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              YummySyrah RE: Tatum Oct 11, 2006 06:01 PM

              Hey Tatum, Bubba's Diner in San Anselmo is supposed to have great BBQ.

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                YSZ RE: YummySyrah Jul 21, 2009 09:54 AM

                Resurrecting this thread to ask the same question. Any suggestions for pick-up barbeque in Marin for 18-20 people? I believe that Frank's only does catering in the summer.

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                  Mick Ruthven RE: YSZ Jul 21, 2009 11:02 AM

                  I live in Marin and don't know of any good barbecue in the county. If I wanted pick-up barbecue I'd get it from Memphis Minnie's in the city (which I've done a few times in the past for business lunches on the Peninsula). Ha ha, I just noticed that I said that above, three years ago. Some things seem to not change.

                  Memphis Minnie's BBQ
                  576 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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