Published February 01, 2013
A Bi-Level Smokehouse in the Mission
The next few days are huge.
The stakes: high. Emotions: running deep. Glory: all but assured.
Yep, this new barbecue place is really gonna be something...
Say howdy to Hi Lo BBQ
, a big, barnlike, Texas-style smokehouse and barbecue joint, officially
opening on Monday in the Mission.
First, that name. The “Hi” comes from heat required for grilling, and the “Lo” comes from the heat
required for smoking. (The “BBQ” part speaks for itself.)
Now, the important stuff. You’ll come here with a big group of carnivorous buddies. Inside, you’ll be
surrounded by charred-cedar-paneled walls
, and sitting at communal tables under a timber-beamed roof.
You’ll want to come hungry.
See, the guy manning the 7,000-pound smoker and wood-fired grill—both custom-built in Mesquite, Texas—is
an Austin native who’s cooked at Google and Boulevard. And he’s brought some tricks. Expect riffs on
classics like a sake-braised pork belly and a pork loin braised with hard cider.
For drinks, there’s beer of course, along with micheladas and radlers. (That last one’s a beer mixed
with lemonade.) But the cocktail gurus there also created some barbecue-friendly drinks like a 19th
with a mezcal float.
Okay, now get going on your Super Bowl party already...
Hi Lo BBQ
3416 19th St
(at Mission St)
San Francisco, CA 94110