True barbecue, like ramen and pizza, is a singular obsession for some chefs. While San Francisco has never been known for barbecue and has no specific style the way Texas, Kansas City or North Carolina and South Carolina do, we are gaining ‘cue cred thanks to these talented Bay Area pit masters. Setting San Francisco apart is a focus on quality meats and a variety of options rarely limited to just one regional specialty. Mixing and matching styles, techniques and flavors may not be traditional, but it does yield delicious results.
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