Guide To Last Minute BBQ Take-Out For Memorial Day Gatherings


Although it might not be brilliantly sunny out today for Memorial Day, barbeque is definitely in the forecast. If a side of ribs or butt of pork didn't make it into an overnight marinade yesterday, not to worry. Several barbeque spots are open today, offering high volume take-out orders to squelch any last-minute party anxiety. Whether or not you reveal who actually made the brisket is your call.

LOWER HAIGHT: Memphis Minnie's will be selling large orders of their beloved pulled pork and pork ribs for up to 20 people. Besides flavorful meat, the great thing about Memphis Minnie's is everything comes with multiple sauces: Texas red sauce, yellow mustard sauce, North Carolina white vineager sauce, and red hot.

Menu, 415-864-7675

SOMA: Cathead's BBQ has ordered up on extra meat, expecting large quantities of ribs and brisket to sell today. Cathead's offers a plethora of sauces, in addition to namesake Cathead's bisquits, and extra points for vegetarian options like Maker's Mark mushrooms for $12 a pound.  

Menu, 415-861-4242

MARINA: Chestnut Street's new Cedar Hill has gotten early raves for its smoked chicken. It's sweeping bbq menu covers everything from Texas beef brisket to Kansas City spare ribs.  

Menu, 415-834-5403

MISSION - Southpaw BBQ will be offering all its Southern barbeque staples: brisket, ribs, pulled pork and more for take-out all day. The restaurant can furnish large last-minute orders for up to 25 people. Do note the chicken got a shout from Food & Wine

Menu, 415-934-9300

TENDERLOIN - Hyde Away Blues BBQ is open for "every major rib holiday," meaning they'll be sending their jerk oxtail, whiskey-soaked pulled pork, Bourbon ribs, and Southern rum sweet potato cupcakes all day.  Hyde Away serves until supplies last for 150 people all day. 


EAST BAY - Slow Hand BBQ will be at the Walnut Creek Farmer's Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. If you go, pitmaster Dan Frengs' ribs are a must-try. 

Take note that Sneaky's and Wexler's are both closed for the holiday. 

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