Meaty Events: It's Time for a Rib-Off, and Bollito Misto!


The cart for bollito misto at Poggio. Photo courtesy of Poggio via Facebook.

The folks at ~CATHEAD’S BBQ~ will be celebrating their second year anniversary on Saturday January 25th by hosting San Francisco’s first annual Rib-Off. The competitors include Baby Blues BBQ, The Galley, Good Foods Catering, and The Boneyard. For $20, you’ll get a sampling of each competitor’s ribs with a side, a 101 North Brewing Co. beer or nonalcoholic beverage, and a raffle ticket. There will also be CatHead biscuit-eating contests throughout the event, plus tunes by The Pot House Shindies. The event runs 1pm-6pm (with snacks by CatHead’s BBQ), with the Rib-Off running 3pm-5pm—the winner will be announced at 6pm. Tickets here. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Saving Grace Rescue. 1665 Folsom St. at 12th St., 415-861-4242.

The annual bollito misto extravaganza is hitting ~POGGIO~ in Sausalito this month. Starting Monday January 27th, the traditional bollito misto cart will make its rounds at the restaurant, serving a variety of meats, including oxtail, brisket, and cotechino sausage. All the meats are simmered in a rich broth and carved tableside, along with a selection of sauces. Meats are available for $19 per person at dinner every day until Sunday February 9th.