Big Jim's BBQ

San Rafael

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Award-winning barbecue master Jim Modesitt imparts secrets of using grills and smokers to cook savory meats in rubs, marinades & sauces

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Barbecuing, like painting, usually entails the use of a brush, a master's touch, and the building anticipation to eat your finished product. Enjoy saucy masterworks with today's Groupon: for $85, you get a five-hour competition-level barbecue-cooking class from Big Jim's BBQ (a $175 value). Classes are held every other Sunday and some Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Barbeques Galore in San Rafael.

Championing his unique style of San Francisco barbecue influenced by Southern cuisine, award-winning competitive grilling master Jim Modesitt teaches intrepid carnivores the art of slow, savory cooking. Throughout the five-hour class, students learn to roast meats and forge iron-scissor tongs in the sacred flames of charcoal grills, gas grills, and smokers. Under Jim's watchful eye, chefs steep everything from chicken, salmon, and shrimp to rib-eye steaks and filet mignon—included in the cost of tuition—in sweet marinades, homemade barbecue sauce, and savory brines and dry rubs. After class, graduates can bring their freshly cooked meals home, along with a rolled-up napkin to frame and hang on their office wall.

Big Jim's BBQ

Big Jim’s BBQ entrances diners with a menu of tempting contemporary and barbecue cuisine arranged by chef Jim Modesitt. Like the annual westward migration of wood-smoking grills, the sauce-slathered bill of fare unites gourmet California treats with rustic southern cooking traditions, pairing juicy pulled pork, chicken, ribs, and brisket with hearty risottos, traditional cornbreads and beans, assorted cheeses, and crostinis. As clients sup on the tasty bounty or enroll in courses to learn the dark arts of cookcraft from the kitchen’s professional chefs and caterers, rich flavors and aromas lavish the nose and palate with a sensory celebration of fine food.

Customer Reviews

My husband and I had a great time with Big Jim and especially his BBQ. The food was great the atmosphere was fun and the info was beyond worth the price. We wish there was a restaurant we could go to for this food everyday.
Viva C. · October 7, 2013
I bought this groupon for my husband. He had a wonderful time. He loved both the instruction and the food that was provided.
Andrea C. · January 17, 2013
A lot of good tips for the experienced BBQ person. Injecting the meats has greatly improved their flavor. Your pulled pork recipe is the best I've ever made. Many of the recipes in the cookbook need better explanations/instructions.
Charlene · September 9, 2012
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    San Rafael

    620 W Francisco Blvd.

    San Rafael, California 94901

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