We don’t know about you but for us, the smell of barbecue is deeply entangled with summertime. There’s something about the click-clack of tongs and feeling of sticky, sauce-covered fingers that just brings a smile to our hearts.
If you’re not much of a grillmaster yourself, check out these five places around Sacramento where you can pick up some barbecue.
Sauced BBQ & Spirits, 1028 Seventh St.
Want barbecue for dinner? Sauced has a 12-hour smoked short rib covered in a chipotle blackberry glaze that’s only available after 5 p.m. every day — and entirely worth the wait.
Tank House BBQ & Bar, 1925 J St.
Bring out the whole squad and order a barbecue platter — like the Midtown Chowdown, which includes a full rack of ribs, 1 pound of pulled pork, half of a chicken, and more.
Buckhorn Grill, Locations vary
With five locations across the Sacramento area (and three more in the Bay), you’re never too far from Buckhorn’s delicious offerings — whether that’s a barbecue sandwich, salad, burger, or platter.
Roxie Deli and Barbecue, 3340 C St.
Roxie rotates its barbecue offerings daily, so be sure to check the menu before heading out (if this list already has your stomach growling, today’s menu features tri-tip).