Emergency BBQ, new in San Carlos
Emergency BBQ is a catering company in San Carlos that has a lot of good comments on yelp. They opened their "deli q" on Monday, April 27. I went there for lunch yesterday and they had their smoker operating outside and links and tri-tip available inside. Soon to come are ribs, brisket, and pulled pork on some to-be-determined schedule. I had the tri-tip sandwich, $7.50 including one side and a drink form the cooler. The owner strongly recommended the beans as a side and they were probably the best baked beans I've ever had. The tri-tip was very good, first marinated and then "rubbed" and a very generous serving. The sourdough roll I chose didn't work well (too much bread and too thick) but they're going to soon have a soft roll option. These people are serious about their barbecue and I look forward to trying their ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. Until then, the tri-tip is very much worth going there for. In case you're wondering, I'm not a fan of links at bbq places so almost never order them.
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765 Old County Road, San Carlos, CA
The owner is Jeremy Sowers, and he is also the brewer for Jack's in Fremont (at the Hub). Have enjoyed his beers there for a while (I live in Fremont), and I remember his BBQ as being pretty good from several years ago at a Celebrator Beer Magazine event at Trumer Pils Brewery in Berkeley. Am looking forward to paying a visit to new Q place. Thanks for the heads up Mick!
I went back today for lunch and they also had ribs and turkey breast (smoked in their smoker). I had the rib lunch special, $8.50 for two meaty ribs, a side (again, the great beans) and their own corn muffin (very good). The ribs were quite good, needed to be chewed off the bone (in my opinion a good thing), had been cooked/smoked with a marinade and rub and needed no extra sauce. They always have links and tri-tip; the other things will vary from day to day. Give it a try; it's the real thing.