The Rib Whip: Midwest-Style BBQ in San Francisco

Midwest-Style BBQ in San Francisco

"The nation's only truck with an onboard smoker" or at least that was what owner and St. Louis native Ryan Gessel claimed in an SF Weekly article of his Midwest-style barbecue food truck just in advance of its launch. Gessel was referring to the small Southern Pride smoker with digital controls he was installing, which would allow him to drop the temperature to 150 degrees and slice tender falling apart pieces of brisket to order. In addition to the 13-hour smoked Texas beef brisket (sliced or chopped), Gessel serves four-hour smoked St. Louis style barbecue ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked turkey breast and drumsticks, "skinny legs" dry-rubbed drumsticks, and "St. Louis salsa," black beans, white corn, red bell pepper, cilantro, purple onion, jalapeño, and lime juice.