TABLEHOPPING Get smoky in the summertime at these new BBQ sensations
Anyone who even remotely loves beer needs to head to this Berkeley spot (Chuck Stilphen of the Trappist and Mikkeller Bar is behind it, with 43 domestic beers on tap), and chef Michael O'Brien is doing some quality dry-rubbed meats (standouts include the notable hot links, St. Louis pork ribs, and Mary's chicken). Choose one or two meats ($13–$18) and two sides, like their cheesy mac and cheese and fantastic cowboy beans. It's plenty spacious inside, but the outdoor courtyard means you can enjoy the usually-balmy 510 weather. Hours have expanded and are now Mon–Thu, 5pm–midnight; Fri, 5pm–1am; Sat, noon–1am; Sun, noon–midnight. *
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