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May 25, 2009 10:49 PM

Wanted: BBQ to go

I am looking for good BBQ brisket and chicken for a birthday party in the East Bay. Some places will only do whole meals but I will be making the side dishes to save some money. I expect about 60 people. Suggestions?

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  1. Which places have you checked w/ already?

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    1. re: kc72

      Tried Bo's in Lafayette - too expensive, Maverick's in Contra Costa - never responded to the internet form, Lawrence Meats in Alamo - waiting for a bid, Bonehead's - only does full meals.
      We live in Contra Costa but would gladly go to Berkeley or Oakland.

    2. Taste of Joy on Lakeshore is a new favorite of mine. Great brisket, pretty good chicken. Their BBQ dinners normally come with sides, but the owner/chef is a nice guy and seems eager to please, so if you give them a call, I'm sure you'd be able to work something out. They're a small operation, though, so I'm sure they'd need a lot of advanced notice for such a big order.

      Taste of Joy Barbecue & Southern Bistro
      3909 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA

      1. Try the Back Forty in Pleasant Hill.

        Back Forty Texas BBQ
        100 Coggins Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

        1. Give Uncle Willie's brisket a try. I don't know about their chicken, I never order that at BBQ places.

          Uncle Willie's BBQ and Fish
          614 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612

          1. Check with the Brick Pig House on Shattuck. Stop in and try some. Easy to shape your order size with their menu.

            Brick Pig's House
            5973 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

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            1. re: wolfe

              Brick Pig doesn't take orders for more than 50 --- "it's a quality thing."

              1. re: ola

                Did you talk to them or just read the menu. I'm sure with enough advance they could prepare for more than the menu says. They seem like they really try to please.