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Ironwood new Berkeley BBQ.

Anyone been yet? Directly across the street from a major California university and related to the restaurant linked below.
Ironwood BBQ
2130 Oxford
Berkeley
http://sf.eater.com/tags/ironwood-bbq

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Ironwood BBQ
47th Ave and Fulton St, San Francisco, CA

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  1. I tried to go tonight, but they were out of the ribs -- at 6PM! Rather sanctimoniously told me they would not have more until Tuesday, because it is a "two day process."

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    1. re: Glencora

      a bbq joint outta ribs...an oxymoron, no?

      1. re: escargot3

        I know, right? And then because my SO had to have BBQ, we went to Looney's; it was pretty bad.

        1. re: Glencora

          Do you think they have to import them from somewhere that they can be prepared properly i.e. smoked?

          1. re: wolfe

            That seems likely. It's just a hole in the wall.

            1. re: wolfe

              Yup, the meat is prepared and smoked for 2 days at Ironwood BBQ, San Francisco (at the Golden Gate Park Golf Course).

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              Ironwood BBQ
              47th Ave and Fulton St, San Francisco, CA

              1. re: kmarcele

                So they were overwhelmed by the response to their opening and sold out and yet no chowhound reports. Must be the summer school students across the street have no access to computers.

                1. re: kmarcele

                  2 days to smoke ribs? Holly smoke, how do the keep the meat on the bones?

        2. I ordered the brisket sandwich to go one day for lunch. I ordered it "Memphis style" so it had cole slaw on it. The brisket tasted fine and the cole slaw was very good, however the bread to meat ratio was a bit much. I tended up tearing off most of the bread; would've been better with more meat. I think about $9 for the sandwich. I hope to try the ribs this coming week. Their hours are posted as opening at 11, but the day I went I had a feeling I was the first customer at about 11:45 and it seemed like they were just opening. It also took kind of a long time to get the sandwich, but the folks working there were very friendly.

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          1. re: EileenPearl

            We ordered food to go a few days ago: a pulled pork dish, and a brisket dish. We really wanted to like it (we love BBQ, the place is a few blocks from us, and the owner was very friendly). Sadly, the food was very mediocre. Neither the pulled pork nor the brisket deliver. Teething problems perhaps? Not sure. But food was mediocre. At 13 bucks per person, we expected much better than that.

          2. Got the ribs last night. Chewy, not much char or fat. Not very smoky. Bland sauce on the side. Coleslaw was fresh-tasting but also bland, despite the odd inclusion of dried cranberries. No reason to go back.

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            1. re: Glencora

              Wow! you would think with a 2 day preparation time they would taste like something.