What ever happened to Brick Pig BBQ?
On Shattuck in Oakland... Is it open yet? Does anyone know when it will be?
Open. Ribs pretty good with good bbq taste, though I would ask for sauce on the side (sauce isn't cooked on). Potato salad a little on the "mashed potato" side. Cole slaw quite tasty if a little sweet but definitely homemade. They were out of peach cobbler so got blackberry. VERY (as in too) sweet with a cookie-ish crust I didn't like. But then I like cobbler the way my mother made it, with a slightly sweet biscuit topping at least 1" high.
Place exceedingly pleasant with very nice people. Clean. As in less bbq atmosphere than Flynts and that's a good thing.
In my preference I'd still rank Looney's tops (though maybe I liked these ribs as much and they are a different style), then Brick Pig, then Flynt's, then KC. Hate Everett and Jones.
Give them a try!
I'm with you on everything. The brisket is pretty good too. Interesting about the blackberry cobbler. I wasn't crazy about the peach because it had a little clove in it. Thought the macaroni salad was better than the potato. They were out of cole slaw on the day I stopped by. Pretty good brisket.
What did you think of the rolls?
It was yummy with the sauce, better than the traditional Wonderbread. But too much sauce. We got six ribs and two two-oz sides cole slaw and potato salad. Husband and I ate and have about two ribs left over.
I'd stil like to find a good sauce-cooked-on rib other than Flynt's. It's too hard to get into sometimes. Wish Looney's would make a choice of rib: dry rub or open-pit cooked on. But bet that would be impossible in Berkeley because of smoke and odor.
I think Looney's is the best deal because the sides are so nice, if not the best ever: mac and cheese traditional with an extra spice kick (not like T-Rex's horrible-to-me shells swimming in cream), mashed sweets, garlic mashed without being overwhelmingly garlicky so you can tell they're real potatoes, good greens. So I feel as if I'm getting a meal rather than an eat on the run bad for you rib snack that fills you up so much it ruins a meal.
The guy at Brick Pig was a real sweetheart.
Maybe I'll make some cobbler (peach) and email it to you. I don't much like clove either.
Finally got around to trying this. They close at 8 and we tend to think of BBQ after 9.
Ribs had a nice dry rub, meat was moist and still a little chewy (not too much). Not even a hint of smoke. Seemed like home-made ribs cooked on the grill than traditional BBQ. Serving was smaller than I'd expect for a full slab but the price is lower than most places ($20.45).
Didn't try the brisket as my friend who picked it up thought it looked dry.
Sauce was sweet, so were the beans.