George's BBQ - 24th St - Mission, SF - Anyone been yet?
i picked up a quarter chicken dinner to go today on my way to work. they asked if i wanted "leg or wing?" and i asked for leg, which got me an all dark meat quarter (which i would've asked for anyways), a baked potato, and a choice of salad. the choices were three-bean, macaroni, and cole slaw. may have forgotten another option. they asked if i wanted sauce, and i said yes, although i don't think i would opt for it in the future.
chicken was fine. the leg and thigh were tender enough, but nothing memorable. while walking down the cafeteria line, i noticed huge hunks of brisket and a pile of big, juicy looking sausages layered over a tray of spaghetti that looked rather overcooked. the potato was fine too, but probably would've been better hot (i ended up eating my meal lukewarm after getting to work and setting things up there). three bean salad was what i expected.
the meal was a special, adding up to $6.50 including tax. i would never go out of my way to eat here, but its actually only a few blocks away, so i think i'll go back to check out the other offerings before making up my mind. i'm not crazy about the sauce. and i've had to endure several rants from a texas friend who insists they should "call it what it is" and remove the word "barbecue" from their name. yes, yes, i get it. it's not barbecue. but if you think of it as a rotisserie joint, i think it might be alright for a cheap meal.
saw your rec for pastrami in the thread about the ridiculous attempt to rename 24th street. anyone else weighing in? any brisket reports? those large, juicy sausages? ribs?
i went a couple weeks back. overall impression: it was OK. i tried pastrami, chicken and ribs. the pastrami was the best, pretty flavorful. i wouldn't try either the chicken or the ribs again.
the staff there were really nice and helpful. if i were in the neighborhood, i might try it again to see if they find their sea legs after opening, but i would not call this a destination quite yet.