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Dec 27, 2011 10:52 AM

SF BBQ News!

Big Nate's is closing and CatHead's BBQ will move into the space:

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    1. According to the Scoop "CatHead’s BBQ will offer it’s own take on BBQ, melding and updating Mid-Western & Southern Regional Recipes. Some menu items will be Sweet Tea BBQ Chicken, Coca-Cola Smoked Brisket & Cornmeal Crusted BBQ Tofu'

      Actually, that may be fine. Let California do its own take on bbq because it isn't ever going to be as good as the places where it originated.

      From the website

      "Our signature dishes include Slow Smoked Pulled Pork, Maker's Mark Portobello Mushrooms, Sweet Tea BBQ Chicken, and Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos with Cream Cheese and Golden Raisins."

      So no unrealistic expectations here. If you upload the pdf menu some of the stuff sounds interesting, if not traditional.

      - Spinach Salad with Maker's Mark Mushrooms, Benton's Bacon & Mustard Vinaigrette

      - Dandelion Greens Potato Salad

      - Cornbread Salad with Grilled Asparagus, Snap Peas, Grilled Radicchio, and Spring Onion Vinaigrette

      Actually my first thought was the name was unappetizing and by coincidence today some America Test Kitchen recipe was catshead biscuits.

      This blog, after meandering a bit, has the ATK Cook's Country recipe I saw today. However, I like the first link better

    2. More BBQ news:
      Slow Hand BBQ is cookin' at Doctors Lounge - go for brisket, ribs, and pulled pork sliders.
      I liked the ribs, brisket with the cole slaw/mac 'n cheese/bbq beans and the $6 pour of Pinot Noir.
      Great selection of beers on tap and bottled. Comfortable friendly vibe. Easy parking.

      Doctor's Lounge
      4826 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112

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      1. re: Cynsa

        Had a pretty good lunch at Doctor's Lounge today. The babybacks were meaty, smoky, and tender. Brisket was also smoky, moist and tender (I got slices from the point end with quite a bit of fat). Huge portions for pretty cheap (Brisket Plate with 2 sides $10, full rack of babybacks w/ 2 sides $20).

        Good stuff if you like it smoky. Unfortunately that was the case with some of the sides too, rendering the meaty beans inedible. The mac & chees was just so-so, but the slaw was pretty good.

      2. I saw a sign in the castro yesterday for a new place opening up soon called I think "the dancing pig" which promises to be a new BBQ joint.

        Cute logo, but no idea how the food will be....

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        1. re: pauliface

          Grub Street and Eater SF both pegged the opening as today, so we'll hopefully see some reviews shortly.

          1. re: Spenbald

            I walked past it today, and did a double-take... never had heard of it before and the sign did say "open", although it looked a little constructiony still inside, strange for being open for a while. Sadly had just had a bite to eat, otherwise would have stopped in. Yelp reviews seem mixed.