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Old 02-08-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Default Where is the Best BBQ in Oakland?

It's been a while since I've had some good Que, what would you say is the best spot in Oakland? I already know most places are located in war zones, I'll just take my tank. Flints was good in the early 90s is it still around?
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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It's been a while since I've had some good Que, what would you say is the best spot in Oakland? I already know most places are located in war zones, I'll just take my tank. Flints was good in the early 90s is it still around?
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I liked B-side BBQ. Pretty much the only place I have found in CA that acknowledges that Pulled Pork doesn't always come with typical tomato based BBQ sauce. I didn't have that until I had BBQ in CA. BBQ in the Carolinas is made with tons of vinegar. Yum!

But I am sure that is way too scary for you, considering it is at the edge of Emeryville. I'd rather keep it to myself.

There are a million definitions of BBQ, so you need to get more specific.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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I'm into mustard sauces and smoke. I like smoke flavor I went to Brick Pig and they have no smokey flavor. I like real smoked meats, tasty. Sauces should be mustardy/vinigardy. Dry rub Que is good too. No sauce needed.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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I'm into mustard sauces and smoke. I like smoke flavor I went to Brick Pig and they have no smokey flavor. I like real smoked meats, tasty. Sauces should be mustardy/vinigardy. Dry rub Que is good too. No sauce needed.
The best BBQ I have found in the entire Bay Area was at the Whole Foods in Cupertino. They have a smoker and slow cook the BBQ. The only thing is that it is not the best BBQ I have ever had...just the best BBQ I could find in the Bay Area. I've tried many places during my 3 years here. I gave up after a long extensive search and many suggestions.

I go back home on the holidays to get my real BBQ fix.

The Cupertino Whole Foods is the only store location with a smoker. They will also smoke whatever you want. You just call them up put in your order and they will make it for you.

Most of the Whole Foods in Houston and Austin have smokers and they make the best TX BBQ you will ever get your hands on! Too bad they have not taught the Cupertino location to make it like the Whole Foods HQ in Austin makes it...YUMMY!!!!

They have a limited daily BBQ selection that they make daily and it changes from day to day. But it is the best I have found here in the Bay Area hands down.

And this comes from a Texan who knows what good BBQ is
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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We used to go to Flints often back in the 1980s, and get a mess of BBQ to take back to work.
My office was on 11th Street near Chinatown. I heard that a few years ago the patriarch died, and with him their sauce recipe was lost forever, he'd never shared it with anyone.
As hard as they tried they couldn't come up with a substitute and business dropped off and finally they closed up all their stores. Everett & Jones was always 2nd best, don't know if they are still in business or not. A relative still in the area tells me the Brick Pig on Shattuck in the Rockridge area is good.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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KC's BBQ in Berkeley.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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KC's BBQ in Berkeley.
Please tell me this is the same slow smoked BBQ we can find in H-Town ?
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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The best BBQ I have found in the entire Bay Area was at the Whole Foods in Cupertino. They have a smoker and slow cook the BBQ. The only thing is that it is not the best BBQ I have ever had...just the best BBQ I could find in the Bay Area. I've tried many places during my 3 years here. I gave up after a long extensive search and many suggestions.

I go back home on the holidays to get my real BBQ fix.

The Cupertino Whole Foods is the only store location with a smoker. They will also smoke whatever you want. You just call them up put in your order and they will make it for you.

Most of the Whole Foods in Houston and Austin have smokers and they make the best TX BBQ you will ever get your hands on! Too bad they have not taught the Cupertino location to make it like the Whole Foods HQ in Austin makes it...YUMMY!!!!

They have a limited daily BBQ selection that they make daily and it changes from day to day. But it is the best I have found here in the Bay Area hands down.

And this comes from a Texan who knows what good BBQ is
There are two other places I've seen with smokers. One was Trail Dust in downtown Morgan Hill, and the other was the Texas Smokehouse at Capitol and Story in San Jose. You drive by any time of the day or night and you see the smoke drifting.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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I'll try some of those thanks
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