Everett & Jones Barbecue
is widely regarded as the best barbecue in the Bay Area
--and no, that's not a contradiction in terms. I haven't been to the other contenders yet, but as a transplanted Southerner
, I can attest that it's some mighty good barbecue. The ribs are divinely spicy, sweet and smokey all at once--just the way I like it. The traditional side orders
are excellent too, and the desserts
melt in your mouth.
Started by an African-American single mother
in a hole-in-the-wall
, there are five other E&Js for your dining pleasure now. The nattiest is the shiny restaurant near Jack London Square
, and the original is still on San Pablo Avenue
. The Jack London Square one is a good place to take your friends--more space than the others--and it's fun to get one of the platters to share in sticky-fingered bliss. Highly recommended.