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Does anyone know what is in the Buckhorn Grill tri-tip rub?

I recently had some tri-tip from the Buckhorn Grill and fell in love with that spice rub! If anyone knows what they use or how to make it, I'd love to know!

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  1. I don't know about the rub...but thought it's worth mentioning I heard Buckhorn is selling a whole tri-tip and sides for $15 bucks. Don't know the restrictions but that's cheap. Heard it on the radio.

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    1. re: ML8000

      That's 25% off the regular menu.
      Buckhorn Platters served with red mashers, fire roasted veggies, bread & butter
      Whole Tri-Tip $19.99

      1. re: ML8000

        Thanks for the heads up. It's not easy for me to get there though so I'm still hoping someone can come through with the rub info!

      2. From their website:

        "The tri-tip is marinated and hand rubbed with a secret seasoning."

        Good luck getting the recipe!

        I haven't tried Buckhorn, but one of my favorite rubs on tri-tip is a Montreal type steak seasoning:

        2 tablespoons kosher salt
        4 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
        4 teaspoons paprika
        4 teaspoons coarsely ground coriander seeds
        4 teaspoons dill weed
        4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
        2 teaspoons garlic powder

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        1. re: Civil Bear

          Where is Buckhorn? At least what city :-)

          1. re: Malcolm Ruthven

            Buckhorn is a small chain with locations in Sacto and SF (for example. they have a branch in the downtown SF Westfield mall food court).

            1. re: Malcolm Ruthven

              Pull down links menu has these locations for Buckhorn Grill in the database as a start. There may be more.

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              Buckhorn Grill
              101 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

              Buckhorn Grill
              845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

              Buckhorn Grill
              1201 Napa Town Ctr, Napa, CA 94559

              Buckhorn Grill
              1171 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

              Buckhorn Bar and Grill
              830 N Adams St, Dixon, CA 95620

              Buckhorn Grill
              5614 Bay St, Emeryville, CA 94608

              Buckhorn Grill
              100 Drumm St, San Francisco, CA 94111

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                I am not sure it is the same but there is something with a similar if not the same name in Embarcadero 4(?). It has never been open at 7:30 am on Saturdays.

                1. re: wally

                  That is indeed Buckhorn Grill in Embarcadero 4 on the street level.

                  1. re: Malcolm Ruthven

                    Not Buckhorn recipe, but one used for many years and loved. Tri tip steaks, coat with lemon -pepper seasoning, garlic powder, placed in a zip lock bag and add soy sauce. Let marinade over night. Bring to room temperature for at least 2 hrs. Grill at high, then grill steaks briefly on both sides. Yum.

                  2. re: wally

                    Thanks, that might be the same as 100 Drumm St address.

                    1. re: wally

                      It's the same. I've seen it (same branding) and E4 is listed on their website locations page.