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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Avoid Smelling Like Bong Water: A Guide to SF BBQ Joints Open Memorial Day

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Baby Blues BBQ will be slinging ribs on Monday - LIGHTO VIA FLICKR
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It makes us cranky: dumping the remnants of rain from the backyard barbecue's inverted lid, then scrubbing the detritus of carbonized chicken skin from the grate. Finish the scouring, the lighting, and the stoking, and you have to face the smoke, all those acrid billows of vaporized pork fat. Sure, we crave barbecue on Memorial Day as much as the next guy, but prefer not to reek as if we'd taken a sponge bath with bong water. Help!

Thankfully, five of the city's 'cue joints plan to open on Monday, slinging rib tips, hot links, and chicken halves for the carbon-averse. It's a holiday -- relax a little. That rusted-out Weber will still be waiting for you on the Fourth of July.

Baby Blues BBQ

3149 Mission (at Powers), 896-4250

11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Ironwood BBQ

Gate Park Golf Course, 47th Ave. (at Fulton)

751- 8987

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Lilly's BBQ

705 Divisadero (at Grove)

440-7427

11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Roadside BBQ

3751 Geary (at First Ave.)

221-7427

11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Zeitgeist

199 Valencia (at Duboce)

255-7505

9 a.m.-2 a.m.

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