Opened last fall and offering a modern take on barbecue, Iron Pig is doing admirable work in the field of meat thanks to chef Rick Daniels, a son of Texas and an alum of Whisknladle. Try his Texas-style brisket or dry rubbed pulled pork and spare ribs; don't miss the hickory-smoked chicken wings, served with regular or spicy barbecue sauce and homemade ranch.
Specializing in all things pork, from pulled pork offered with Kansas City or Carolina sauce to pork-infused sides (collard greens, potato salad, black-eyed peas), this eatery opened last December and offers other barbecue favorites on special; St. Louis ribs are available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday while rib tip plates and sandwiches are featured just on Sunday.
This farmer's market favorite went brick-and-mortar in 2014, with a La Mesa eatery that also delivers food to the wine bar next door called Next Door. The signatures here include a layered parfait of meat, mashed potatoes and barbecue sauce and their root beer-baked beans, plus a smorgasbord of barbecue meats ranging from tri-tip, ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket to smoked chicken breasts and hot links.
Popping up last year in the front space of a catering kitchen, Mark's Bark is only open to the public on Sundays. Best bets are his brisket and ribs, which often run out by day's end, served with Texas-style sauce.
Also known as SQUE BBQ, this tiny corner spot in Sherman Heights is best for takeout; get the rib tips or pork ribs with twist sauce. Must-try sides include the fresh-cut fries, cornbread and sugar-sweet yams.
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