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Baby Blues BBQ; 1300 On Fillmore; Hillstone, SF - good ribs?

hhc Nov 24, 2011 08:06 AM

Willie Brown mentioned in Inside Scoop about Bqby Blues BBQ in the Mission for good ribs, mac & cheese, & cole slaw. He likes Hillstone for ribs & 1300 On Fillmore for smoked ribs, bbq sauce on the side & you get corn bread.

Anybody been to them recently?

Baby Blues BBQ website:

1300 On Fillmore
1300 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Baby Blues BBQ
3149 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

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    klowe RE: hhc Nov 24, 2011 08:54 AM

    Baby Blues is fantastic and a great value.

    1. Civil Bear RE: hhc Nov 24, 2011 09:49 AM

      Baby Blues is an LA chain. Had their pulled pork sammy lunch special a few years ago which was pretty good. It may be time to go check them out again.

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        j mather RE: Civil Bear Nov 24, 2011 02:31 PM

        They have 2 restaurants in LA, one in Philly (where the owners are from), and one in SF. I'd hardly call that a chain. The monster beef rib is awesome.

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        vulber RE: hhc Nov 24, 2011 06:22 PM

        all opinions of baby blues aside, willie brown should never be taken seriously

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          Tripeler RE: vulber Nov 24, 2011 07:39 PM

          After I read that he'd written "cold slaw" for cole slaw, I tend to agree.

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            Windy RE: Tripeler Nov 24, 2011 10:47 PM

            I agree not to take him seriously but not over a typo.

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              vulber RE: Windy Nov 25, 2011 03:50 PM

              how do you know it's a typo and not actually what he thinks it's called?

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                Tripeler RE: vulber Nov 25, 2011 05:07 PM

                After Willie sends in the piece, I am sure there is an editorial staff to make corrections. In this case, that didn't seem to happen. Maybe he meant the slaw was cold. Who knows? But he is certainly not a food writer.

        2. BernalKC RE: hhc Nov 25, 2011 09:55 AM

          Baby Blues got some negative to middling reviews in the early days. Fun atmosphere, but plenty of lapses for the BBQ cognescenti to complain about. But I keep hearing good reviews from people who've gone there recently, and a take-out meal I had a few weeks back was quite good. Any recent reports, especially from anyone who'd been there in the early days?

          1. drewskiSF RE: hhc Nov 25, 2011 03:55 PM

            1300 on Fillmore had a braised short rib on the menu when I was there recently, but nothing smoked that I remember.

            Their Fried Chicken is one of the best I've had in SF.

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