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Sep 18, 2008 03:32 PM

Great ribs, unexpected place - San Diego

I like ribs, I like BBQ. I've not found "real" BBQ (cooked low and slow on indirect heat using wood as the primary source) in San Diego except in my backyard. Until today.

Smoked over hickory and oak, then given a quick grill over mesquite. It's the real deal, smoke rings in the meat and the real smoke flavor.


SeaWorld. Yup, they do it right- I was happily shocked. I'd get the sauce on the side, they really don't need it. Rub is not as spicy as I prefer it, that hazard of trying to please millions of palates, but it's very, very good.

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  1. hahah that's pretty funny. Expensive ribs though, how much is admission to the park now?

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    1. re: MrKrispy

      true enough. Probably not worth a special trip. But if you have to go, at least there's chow!

    2. well shit, guess I'll have to get a new Sea World pass from Costco.

      Another random place question: Does the Randy Jones BBQ at the ballpark smoke their meat? I often see smoke coming out from behind Center Field and it looks like they might have a smoker back there.

        1. re: butterbutt

          Two places, the Shipwreck and another who's name I cannot remember.

        2. Try the BBQ brisket at the La Jolla Farmer's market on Sundays. I think they cook it using the method you describe...

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          1. re: LisaSD

            They do smoke it the "correct" way (although I think it is done prior to the market at their home operation) and it is GREAT. Available for pre-order and I think catering. Husband is not allowed to attend he LJ Farmers Market or he would eat all of their offerings!

            1. re: LisaSD

              Do you know if this vendor is at other farmers market? I also smoke my own meats low and slow, but sometimes I get a hankering for some brisket and don't have the inclination to cook that week

              EDIT:Damn just noticed this was from last year

            2. You're so right, foodiechick! Have you tried the Chile Rellenos made by Belinda at her stand? OMG, they are so good!