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Jan 9, 2011 06:12 AM

Anyone been to Smokin’ Warehouse Barbecue (SF Bayview)?

Article says "Their 10-hour smoking process and melt-in your mouth brisket and pork ribs are well worth the trip.".

Smokin’ Warehouse Barbecue
1465 Carroll Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

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    1. Intriguing. I just came back from Austin and had Ruby's BBQ brisket (among a couple others') and had the juiciest, most tender bbq brisket I've ever had. In the Bay Area, I've tried Everett & Jones, what used to be Brother's, Memphis Minnie's, and the defunct Flint's, and never been impressed by the brisket. Which is why i usually order pork baby backs.

      1. I was there today for the 4th of July special . . . but I didn't order the barbecue. Instead i had the 1/2 pound Angus burger, $5.99, including a slice of cheddar cheese, choice of one side and a fountain drink. I hadn't paid any attention to press reports, so it was a surprise to find a REAL warehouse. The owner, Bill, is a licensed electrical contractor with a full blown warehouse and vehicle fleet, plus a full build out for a catering business and sidewalk tables. And, I wasn't expecting to discover a Chinese family-run biz. Kids running around, staff who slip easily between English and Cantonese, family members stopping by for lunch, just like the typical neighborhood Chinese restaurant except that the cuisine here is 'cue. The burger was good, grilled to the rare side of medium-rare, and the fixin's were very fresh on the condiment bar shown here. I did offer one criticism that the squishy bun needed to be grilled/toasted, and was told that they normally do but got busy today. As I mentioned in the other thread, I liked the baked beans with pulled pork.

        1. I ordered their combo plate from their Off the Grid food truck today (choice of 3 mains and 2 sides for $17). The beef rib was incredible: smoky, tender, beefy, not greasy or stringy. The St. Louis cut pork ribs were also good: tender, meaty, and flavorful, and nice bark, but not much smoke and they failed to remove the membrane off the back. Unfortunately the brisket was a bit of a mess: some smoke, but soft like it came from crock pot, and no semblance of a bark.

          The sides were not good. The mac salad was way overdressed and was flavorless. Just lots of mayo and a little bit of relish. Kind of gross really. The potato salad was also overdressed, but at least it had some flavor. The cornbread was soft and moist, but lacked any real corn flavor.

          As for the spicy sauce, it was a plus - nice and peppery.

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          1. re: Civil Bear

            Where was their food truck located, in the Civic Center Plaza or elsewhere?

            1. re: DavidT

              Tuesday's OTG are UN Plaza, just a block from the Civic Center location

              Smokin' doesn't do a very consistent job of updating their online info for their truck's location. Nothing about today on Twitter, FB or their website

          2. This thread was featured in the Digest Overheard column this week. Thanks for the great tip!