The Bay Area might not be nationally known for its regional barbecue, but there’s one thing we have no shortage of: people who love to eat barbecue and debate the relative merits of spots serving slow-smoked brisket and ribs. There’s also no shortage of options, from new-school spots with fine-dining pedigrees to time-tested joints that have been cranking out the same recipe for decades.
As the weather warms up, and folks start dreaming of cold beer and summer cookouts, here are 18 new and classic barbecue joints, spread across the Bay Area, that’ll satisfy all your smoked meat cravings.
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