Anyone know anything about Southpaw BBQ?
Can't believe gentrification is happening on that stretch of Mission Street... although i guess Gracias Madre started it, followed by Commonwealth.... I'm not against it (more good food for me, and that part of Mission is pretty grody) per se.....
2211 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
We went Friday night--it was, predictably for a Friday in the Mission--a scene. Huge bar (both many seats and tons of space behind the bar, I guess for ADA compliance), lots of tables, maybe 15 people waiting. We tried house-smoked pork shoulder and ribs. The shoulder was dry, and the ribs chewy; the portion of shoulder was particularly skimpy, though none of the servings of meat or side were the gargantuan portions usually seen at barbecue restaurants. After asking for sauce, we got a six pack of squeeze bottles, with some types I hadn't tried before (Alabama White) which helped a bit with the dryness.
You get two sides per order of meat--we tried grits, mac and cheese, and two types of vegetables I can't remember--they were all fine, but unremarkable. I think Southpaw brews their own beer but didn't try any; the cocktail list was well-chosen, and the most successful part of the enterprise so far.
Maybe they're still getting their sea legs, and a visit in a couple weeks would be a different and better experience. In the meantime, the BBQ pop-up at Rebel serves tastier 'cue.