Umamiventure #22: St. George Spirits & Hangar One Vodka (SF Bay Area)
What's the best accompaniment to whiskey? BBQ all the way! As I've already told you, the very first time I tasted St. George whiskey was at Fette Sau, a barbecue joint in Brooklyn. So it was only appropriate that we complet the Umamiventure with some ribs, brisket and corn bread. YAH!
After St. George, we all went over to Everett & Jones, an East Bay institution for barbeque. It was the perfect way to end the day, as we were all pretty starving after the tour, and it was only a five minute drive from the distillery.
The place wasn't so packed when we walked in at 3pm. I had reserved a big table, so they were ready for us-- the vibe was super casual, with the carving station right in the middle of the restaurant.
We started off with a couple pitchers of their house beer, the Saucy Sistah Ale. With a name like that, you've gotta drink it by the pitcher-full. Here's a shot of the beer poster in the window, by kipbot. EPIC.
Awesome Saucey Sistah. Where can I get that? I want to see the bottled beer!
I'm reading that it is brewed by the founder of the now defunct Brothers Brewing Co., Ralston Brown. More here.
We ordered two platters of ribs, and two combo platters of the brisket, links, chicken and more ribs. Did I mention we got ribs?
I didn't take a lot of pics, but did capture the best part of the meal-- the ribs! The meat fell right off the bone, and tasted of smokey tender FLESH. Not stinky at all, then way bad ribs can be.
I am thinking about those ribs right now. The sauce is delish. Mmmmmmmm ribs!
The ribs were firm, meaty and saucy.
Sorry that pic doesn't do the links justice. They were excellent-- they sort of fell apart in your mouth but were very flavorful.
The hot links were especially good. Normally I wouldn’t choose that off the menu but since we got a little of everything I am glad I did try them.
The hot Master Q sauce was quite spicy but not so much in your nose as it is in the back of the tongue. It was the key component, 100% enhanced with Wonderbread. Thought I might have liked some toasted wonder bread for more enhanced flavors-- in Spain we have the torrades which are used to soak the meat juices after cooked.
My favorite was the spicy barbecue sauce, sweet and hot. A good kind of hurt.
They didn't skimp on the sauce, which I appreciated. It was tart, smokey and sweet going in, with a touch of piquant at the end. It was a rollercoaster in my mouth.
MC Hammer, Snoop Dogg with Bigga Figga, whoa!
If I recall correctly, my menu had a pic of Bill Clinton on it. Or maybe it was Hillary. Pretty awesome either way.
This is a place with character.
Everett & Jones was a big surprise.
Everett & Jones ROCKED.
Perfect choice on the follow-up BBQ after St. George. Meat meat and more meat. All washed down with a nice couple of pitchers of Saucy Sistah Ale.
Excellent food, great beer, accomodates big parties, and all affordable (we spent $25 each I think). By far the best barbecue I've had in the Bay Area thus far. All around, it was the perfect Umamiventure. Again, thanks everyone for coming out!
EVERETT & JONES
126 Broadway (at 2nd Street)
*Umamiventures are organized monthly, traveling far and wide to find good, cheap grub off the beaten path. Umamiventure #23 will be at Sammy’s in NYC on Sat. 2/20. Please come out!
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Past Umamiventures include:
1.) Ocean Jewel Restaurant – Flushing, NYC; June 2007
2.) Red Hook Ball Fields - NYC; June 2007
3.) Taste of Jackson Heights – NYC; October, 2007
4.) Sripraphai Restaurant – Woodside, NYC; November 2007
5.) WINTERMARKET – South St. Seaport; December 2007
6.) Jackson Diner- Jackson Heights, NYC; January 2008
7.) Pacificana – Sunset Park, NYC; February 2008
8.) Puerto Alegre – The Mission, SF; March 2008
9.) Dinosaur BBQ – Harlem, NYC; April 2008
10.) Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden – Astoria, NYC; May 2008
11.) Brooklyn Banh Mi Crawl – Sunset Park, NYC; August 2008
12.) Sheapshead Bay Lobster Crawl – NYC; September 2008
13.) Flushing Food Circuit – NYC; October 2008
14.) Strong Beer Month – SF; March 2009
15.) Loisaida Throwback Crawl – NYC; April 2009
16.) Harley Farms Goat Dairy – Pescadero, CA; June 2009
17.) Tomales Bay Oyster Farm – Marshall, CA; August 2009
18.) Din Tai Fung – LA; September 2009
19.) Din Tai Fung – Tokyo; September 2009
20.) Schroeder’s Oktoberfest – SF; October 2009
21.) Fish Taco Crawl – San Diego; November 2009
22.) St. George Spirits & Hangar One Vodka - Alameda; January 2010