The smoker has been lowered, the build-out nears its end, and Hog & Rocks' barbecue spinoff, Hi-Lo is getting close to it's "early 2013" start date on 19th Street in the Mission. Remember this will be a counter service, meat-by-the-pound affair, with long picnic-like tables filling the dining space. While the owners have avoided stamping a region on their barbecue style, newer executive chef hire Ryan Ostler is ready to call it: "Northern California-style barbeque." Further, it shall be a "lighter, more thoughtful approach to barbeque where respect is given to the ingredients, their provenance, and the people who bring them to the table." Yes, we could talk and talk for ages, but the best way to see what Ostler means is by looking at the opening menu. Your official sneak peek follows, complete with a first look at the freshly minted logo.
Smoked Marcona Almonds $4.5
Assorted Seasonal Pickle Jar $6
Pull Apart Potato Rolls $1
Duck Wings $11
Bourbon-Sriracha Glaze, Crisp Apple, Fennel Slaw
Penn Cove Mussels $12
Bone Marrow Broth, Fresno Chilies, Diced Apple
Cedar Plank Grilled Arctic Char $13
Smoked Fish Plate $15
Steelhead Trout Brandade, Smoked Sturgeon, Scallops, Oysters, Pickles, Sea Beans, Grilled Levain
Coal Roasted Baby Beets $10
Rocket, Blood Orange, Blue Cheese
Warm Dino Kale and Sweet Potato Salad $10
Ricotta Salata, Chili Spiced Pecans, Citrus amd Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Meatloaf Sandwich $10
Texas Toast, Butter Lettuce, Green Tomato Chow Chow
Grilled Eggplant Wrapped Oyster Mushroom Medallions $13
Anson Mills Grit Cakes, Ginger Tamari Sauce, Charred Scallion Oil
St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs $13/half $23/whole
Smoked and Sake-Braised Pork Belly $15/lb.
Hard Cider Brined Pork Loin $18/lb.
Grilled Flanken Cut Beef Short Ribs $20/lb.
Beef Brisket $18/lb.
Iocopi Farms BBQ Baked Beans and Burnt Ends $6
24 hr. Confit Sunchokes $6
Goat Cheese and Toasted Hazelnuts
Roasted Baby Carrots and Parsnips $6
Shaved Brussels Sprout $6
Bacon Vinaigrette Crispy Shallots
Seasonal Pie and Cobbler $7
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