The Fillmore District is that part of town where you go to see live music and stand in line at State Bird Provisions.
Great job. See everybody tomorrow.
Also, we lied.
Because now you go there for Black Bark BBQ, a casual new low-and-slow type of joint that just opened on Fillmore and looks precisely like this.
The Fillmore used to be the center of the West Coast jazz world in the ’50s. It also used to be the spot to find some very excellent barbecue. Then, times changed. The neighborhood changed. So the team behind 1300 on Fillmore decided it was time to bring the smoke show back with an establishment full of dry-rubbed, Texas-style classics. These classics.
And it’s nice. From the requisite Edison bulbs to the blond-wood tables to the local beers on tap, it’s nice.
You’ll pop in for a brisket sandwich and some bourbon mac and cheese before a show at the Fillmore. Or with a group to watch a game and share a platter of meats. You’ll acknowledge the skills of the pitmaster, who hails from Dallas and studied the form in Austin.
Feel free to acknowledge them a bunch of times.