World-famous Rendezvous charcoal-broiled pork ribs, beef brisket, served with beans and slaw. $21.95
Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous, Memphis TN
Omg, I think these were my favorite ribs in Memphis. I know that they’re not Memphis style, but they were the most flavorful and juicy of all the ribs I tried. The rub that they use is frickin’ delicious! It was very herbaceous and had so many spices. NOMS! The brisket was good too, but the ribs were the star. I liked the baked beans, but the slaw was too vinegar-y for my taste.
Pork, beans and rice. Complimentary
Corn tortillas, napa cabbage, pico de gallo, cilantro cream. $8.95
Tortilla Kitchen, San Francisco CA
I loved the flavors of these tacos especially the cilantro cream. The beef brisket was a bit dry though and I wished the tortillas were warmed up.
Slow smoked brisket, served with pit-smoked beans. $11.95
Memphis Minnie’s, San Francisco CA
Mmm, I love the beef brisket at Mephis Minnie’s! It’s super tender and very flavorful. I will admit that some of the pieces were on the dry side this time around. They certainly put plenty of brisket in this sandwich. Noms!
Collard greens, potatoes, sunny side egg. $12.99
The Fremont Diner, Sonoma CA
Of all the menu items we tried, this was probably my least favorite. Nothing really sang on this dish especially compared to the other plates. Even the brisket was just kinda “meh”.
Soaked for up to seventeen hours and topped with coleslaw and bbq sauce. Served with brisket baked beans. $8.95
Roadside BBQ, San Rafael CA
Mmm, this sandwich was delicious! The brisket was tender, flavorful, and had a nice smokey flavor. It was also great with the slaw on top. I think the bun was a little on the thick side – I like less bun for bbq. The baked beans were very tasty.
Lemonade and Diet Coke. I like the little jars that they came in!
Brisket, smoked chicken, pork spare ribs, with B&B pickles, coleslaw, potato salad, white bread. $15
4505 Meats, San Francisco CA
Mmm, this combo plate was delicious! It’s a bit pricy for a food stand at lunch, but the meats are certainly quality. I was really surprised at how tender and smoky the chicken was. It almost looked undercooked, but it was so juicy and perfect. The brisket and spare ribs were also super tasty. Noms!
Transamerica Pyramid, Financial District.
1 pound $19.75
Baby Blues BBQ, San Francisco CA
I was SO disappointed when I opened the to-go bag and found this tiny container of meat that cost me twenty bucks! But one pound of beef is actually a lot of food – it just looked deceivingly small in the container. The brisket was good, but I’m still not convinced that it should cost so much.