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Flint's BBQ status? [Oakland]

This came in by email. Any news about Flint's?

"Hi,
My name is Tony, from Sacramento.
I am desperately trying to find out if any of the Flints are open/re opened....and you seem to know what is going on in the area.
I would appreciate any info you may have...phone number, etc

Thanks,

Tony"

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Flint's Bar-B-Q
6609 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA

Flint's Bar-B-Q
6637 Bancroft Avenue, Oakland, CA

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  1. I live near the one on Shattuck and there has been no activity there since the last time they closed a year or so back, and that location at least sucked during its final incarnation (I think they were bringing it in from the other place and heating it up, anyway I never smelled the smoker). The Bancroft location was reportedly closed a year ago:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4848...

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      I live fairly close to the Bancroft location and can confirm that as recently as two days ago it is a vacant storefront, although the Flint's signage is still there.

    2. Doubt Flints is coming back. I was never a fan of their meat (except for the links), but I still dream about the sauce. I wish I new how to create it myself. Does anyone know of a recipe or at least another joint with similar sauce?

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      1. re: slipson

        I heard the sauce recipe went with the owner, who passed away. In the last rendition of Flints the sauce was off...close, familiar but something was obviously missing.

        1. re: ML8000

          The meat was off, too, in both the penultimate and final rebirths.

          In the third-from-last incarnation, we did a rib tasteoff with E&J, and there was no contest on either meat or sauce.

      2. A digression about The Brick Pig's House can be found here: http://chowhound.chow.com:80/topics/6...

        1. There's a realtor's sign on the Shattuck building, so I doubt there will ever be another Flint's go-round.

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          1. re: Caitlin McGrath

            Wow, finally. I kept wondering why they didn't lease it or sell it if they weren't going to use it.

            Probably next to impossible to get a permit to operate a smoker there again.

          2. Hi Melanie I am a good friend of the owner he does do bbq on the side he also sales his sauce if you want to buy it . The best way to contact him is on face book his name is Cornelius N. Flintroy hope this is helpful to you. Travis

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            1. re: Prdnblk

              Thanks, Travis. Here's a link to the FB page for Cornelius N. Flintroy,
              https://www.facebook.com/cornelius.n....