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need recs for BBq spareribs--NO babyback ribs, please

SumoSizeMe Dec 31, 2006 01:45 AM

craving for bbq, but the other half does not care for babyback...
does anyone know of a good bbq place that serves pork and/or beef spareribs and not babyback?

thanks so much!

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    Mick Ruthven RE: SumoSizeMe Dec 31, 2006 03:31 AM

    Memphis Minnie's in SF (pork spare ribs); You'll find many messages here about MM's. Doug's BBQ in downtown Half Moon Bay (pork spare ribs). Jerome’s Mesquite Bar-B-Que in Petaluma (I liked the pork spare ribs and didn't like their beef ribs; others love the beef ribs). Black Bean BBQ in Santa Rosa (Texans swear by it).

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      rtmonty RE: SumoSizeMe Dec 31, 2006 03:37 AM

      Being a Texan, I would second Black Bean BBQ in Santa Rosa. It's as close as you can get to what we use to get in Texas.

      1. RCK RE: SumoSizeMe Dec 31, 2006 04:44 AM

        Black Bean info:


        I do like the beef ribs at Jerome's in Petaluma.

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          ChowFun_derek RE: RCK Dec 31, 2006 05:23 AM

          I also like the Beef Ribs at Jeromes....!

        2. Civil Bear RE: SumoSizeMe Jan 1, 2007 09:17 PM

          The best Beef ribs in the Bay Area have to be at Bo's in Lafayette...if you don't mind your BBQ in the 'burbs. Loony's in Berkeley also does good beef ribs, and their spareribs are consistently better than Memphis Minnie’s, IMO (and I am a huge MM fan). Unfortunately, the best spareribs in SF were at the recently retired Cliff’s BBQ & Seafood :(

          1. RCK RE: SumoSizeMe Jan 1, 2007 09:34 PM

            Half order of Beef Ribs at Jerome's:



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              recycleit RE: SumoSizeMe Jan 3, 2007 12:29 AM

              Bo's in Lafayette if you are willing to make the drive. Niman Ranch meats, acme baguettes, huge beer selection and a outstanding wine list.....

              And live blues on the weekend after around 7.

              Gotta go.

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                poulet_roti RE: SumoSizeMe Jan 3, 2007 02:49 AM

                Try the spareribs at Lombardi's Deli up in Petaluma. Not sure if they cook them during the winter months but I do know for certain during teh summer months. THey are prepared outside over mesquite charcoal in their parking lot. Just a nice dry rub with no nasty sauce. Sauce is optional do be put on at the discretion of the diner. Hands down the best around here, in my opinion of course.

                1. rworange RE: SumoSizeMe Jan 3, 2007 05:27 AM

                  They were still BBQing in October. There are two Lomardi's locations. You would want the one that is not downtown.

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                    poulet_roti RE: rworange Jan 3, 2007 02:05 PM

                    Correct, you want the one closest to the Petaluma outlet - I generally take the north Petaluma exit and head west.

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