Baby Blues BBQ
3149 Mission St (Near Caesar Chavez)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Baby Blues BBQ is a new BBQ restaurant in the Bernal Heights area of San Francisco that opened in late 2008. They have locations in Venice, California and West Hollywood. They have hybrid BBQ Memphis style rib and sauces that hail from North Carolina. Their racks are slowly smoked and rubbed with pepper and spices.
Decor, Vibe – Low down decor with BBQ sauce on the table, a bar area with a TV, simple communal wooden table and old stools. The place was half full for lunch, filled with nearby locals primarily in the 25-35 range.
Menu (Click to zoom into any picture)
Side: Mac n’ Cheese was very good with a touch of spices and good cheese.
Side: Mashed Sweet Potatoes were top notch with lots of sweetness and smooth yam flavor.
Side: Collard Greens was excellent with nice classic flavors and fresh greens.
Pulled Pork, Hot Links
“The Three Kings” 1/3 rack Memphis Ribs, Beef Brisket & 1/4 Chicken ($22.50) The ribs had a nice rub and decent quantity but were very smoky and pretty dry and nothing special. Their sauces were fair, with the porno one real spicy.
The beef brisket was pretty watery and had a simple, soupy texture. Drowning it in sauce helped. The chicken was the best our of the three. Corn bread had a weird salty flavor.
Side: Blues on the cob – The corn was pretty slim as it was out of season. They should have removed it from the menu.
Baby Blues BBQ had decent service with a friendly server making refills and the like. Prices are on the higher side and quality was low. The sides were nice, hopefully other items on the menu are better. We prefer Memphis Minnies to this spot.