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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tomorrow: Giants Opening Day Tailgate with Gator's Back Porch BBQ

Posted By on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 5:43 PM

click to enlarge This is our idea of a home run. - GATOR THOMPSON
  • Gator Thompson
  • This is our idea of a home run.
Glenn "Gator" Thompson, chef/owner of the now-defunct Dollie Marie's restaurant in San Mateo, will bring his Gator's Back Porch BBQ to San Francisco tomorrow for a Giants opening day tailgate party with live music and menu featuring "apple-smoked sticky fingers baby back ribs" and Bloody Marys beginning at the crack of dawn (okay, 8:30 a.m.).

It should be a good and possibly rare opportunity to sample Thompson's cooking without a good little drive. Via Chowhound, we learn that Thompson recently told writer GraceAnn Walden he's taking over executive chef duties at San Jose restaurant Agenda Lounge.

"I will be bringing my healthy, Southern style to the South Bay without the headache of being the owner," he told Walden.

Did someone say baseball? We're thinking barbecue.

Event details:

Gator's Back Porch BBQ's Opening Day Tailgate Party

Date: Fri., April 9, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Jelly's at Pier 50 (295 Terry Francois)

Cost: Free (but bring money for food)

Reservations: It may be too late to reserve a picnic table, but you can try by calling (925) 360-0909

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