SF Peninsula: Gorilla Barbeque

Before my sister officially started school, we tried to squeeze in as much fun as we could.  That included going to Pacifica for an early morning hike with the girls one Sunday morning.  I hauled my lazy butt up some freakin' steep inclines, reached what may or may not have been the peak, and then skidded my way back down all for the promise of Taco Bell on the beach.

But once we got to what my sister called the most beautiful Taco Bell in the world, we discovered...that we just weren't in the mood for Taco Bell.

A bit of Yelping led us to this rail-car-turned-BBQ-heaven:


Gorilla Barbeque is literally a rail car.  There's just enough space inside for a kitchen and a counter:


Food only comes one way: to go.  If you want to eat on the premises, cross your fingers and hope that one of the picnic tables open up.

We got lucky.  I can't imagine having to eat all the food we ordered in my sister's tiny Prius.  Thank goodness we didn't have to find out.  It would have been a hot mess.

We decided to go with the three meat combo ($22.99):


We got to choose three types of meat.  We went with pulled pork, beef brisket, and ribs.  No regrets with our choices.  None at all.  The ribs were fall-off-the-bone tender.  The fatty pieces of the brisket were mouthwateringly delicious.  The pulled pork was cooked just right.

And everything tasted infinitely better dunked in Gorilla Barbeque's barbecue sauce:


Smokey, just a little bit of a kick.  We basically drank that stuff.

The combo also came with beans and rice, cornbread, and the choice of two sides:


For our sides, we got mac 'n' cheese and grilled portabella mushrooms glazed with balsamic vinegar.  The sides were good, but I kept going back to the meat.  No surprise there.

All that food was more than enough for the four of us.  We actually struggled a bit to put everything away.

Not that that stopped us from driving straight to Burlingame afterward for round two.  (To be continued in the next post.  Dun dun duuuuun.)


Gorilla Barbeque
2145 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 359-7427
http://www.gorillabbq.com/

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