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August 24th, 2023

Cyrene at Meadowlands’ Best BBQ Hot List

Labor Day is right around the corner and the heat is one! And what better way to celebrate than the tantalizing taste of barbecue sizzling on the grill. Whether you like your chow hot and spicy, Texas-style, classic American, or served with a twist, we’ve smoked out some of the best BBQ joints around, many just a short distance from Cyrene at Meadowlands. 

Fire Pit at Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Feel like playing grill master at home? Cyrene at Meadowlands offers exceptional outdoor amenities including Resident BBQ and Outdoor Fire Pit, along with plenty of congenial spots to gather and entertain.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit BBQ near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 701 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Ste 150, Roseville, CA 95678

In 1941, Travis Dickey, a WWI veteran, opened the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Texas. Since then, the brand has come a long way, but they still slow smoke all meats on-site just the way they did in 1941. The menu features beef brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs, polish sausage, spicy cheddar sausage, smoked turkey, and marinated chicken, with an extensive array of homestyle sides from jalapeño beans to macaroni and cheese. Buttery rolls are served with every meal, along with complementary ice cream. And just like always, kids eat free on Sunday.

L&L Hawaiian BBQ near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

L&L Hawaiian BBQ 9050 Fairway Dr. #160 Roseville, CA 95678

When Johnson Kam and Eddie Flores Jr. introduced L&L to the U.S. mainland, they knew that most Californians were unfamiliar with the plate lunch. So they repackaged it as L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. Plate lunch – also known as “the state food of Hawaii” – dates back to 19th century wage laborers working in sugar plantations and pineapple fields, who brought rice and other leftovers to work in compartmentalized tins. Lunches were often shared, resulting in a harmonious mix of home recipes from Japan, China, the Philippines, Portugal, Korea, and even New England. At L&L, you can create your own plate, with rice, macaroni, and your choice of chicken, fish or alternative protein.

Back 40 Texas BBQ Restaurant & Catering near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

BACK 40 Texas BBQ Restaurant & Catering 1201 Orlando Ave. Roseville, CA 95661

BACK 40 owners Steve and Cheriece Troike have extensive backgrounds in the restaurant industry and a passion for BBQ. A  working relationship with BACK 40 president Jeff Erb led the Roseville residents to a business opportunity and the lifetime dream of finally owning their own restaurant. After training at Erb’s BACK FORTY Pleasant Hill location, they opened the Roseville spot in 1995. A consistent award-winner and one of the nation’s Top-24 Barbeque Teams, BACK FORTY has been invited to Reno every year since 1991 to compete in the National Rib Cook-Off. On two occasions, separate panels of impartial judges voted BACK FORTY’s BBQ Sauce #1 in the nation. 

 Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que 6628 Lonetree Blvd. Rocklin, CA 95765

Lucille’s Smokehouse specializes in authentic Southern barbeque, slow cooked with piles of award-winning fall-off-the-bone goodness, smoked with hickory wood for hours on end. They cook from scratch fresh every morning, from their legendary buttermilk biscuits and sweet apple butter to swoon-worthy mains, sides and desserts, all made with the finest ingredients and a whole lot of love. Whether your taste runs to Carolina-style, Texas-style, Memphis-style, or any style in between, Lucille’s will treat you and your appetite to the South’s finest.

Buckhorn BBQ + Grill near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Buckhorn BBQ + Grill 5430 Crossings Dr. #104, Rocklin, CA 95677

The idea of the Buckhorn Grill was born out of the success of selling BBQ at the Chef’s Market in Napa, California, where they sold thousands of tri-tip sandwiches on Friday nights. The first Buckhorn Grill opened in the Metreon, located in San Francisco in 1999. Today, each Buckhorn Grill is uniquely designed and provides a friendly, family atmosphere with really good food, Real fast.

LBB Gastropub Smokehouse BBQ near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

LBB Gastropub Smokehouse 3640 Taylor Rd. Loomis, CA 95650

After founding Loomis Basin Brewing Company, owners Kenny and Linda Gowan decided running a full-time brewery just wasn’t enough! So in 2016 they opened their second location, LBB Gastropub Smokehouse, with the vision to pair their handcrafted beer with delicious BBQ comfort food in a cozy atmosphere. Looking to keep the location local, opportunity and drive converged, and the Taylor Road space came to delicious fruition.

Blue House Korean BBQ near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Blue House Korean BBQ 2030 Douglas Blvd. Suite 22, Roseville, CA 95661

Unleash your inner chef and add an element of sizzle to your next evening out. Since opening, Blue House has become the premier Korean restaurant in the Sacramento area, ​serving all you can eat, grill your own meat. Choose from a variety of authentic Korean Barbecues prepared in their signature marinade, including beef short rib and thinly sliced rib eye, all cooked to perfection at your own smokeless table top grill. Or dine on traditional favorites like black cod simmered in a spicy garlic soy reduction. For the adventurous diner, Blue House creates a sharing & tasting experience to take you and your family on a culinary tour of Korea.

Bounty Hunters Grind & Grill BBQ near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Bounty Hunters Grind & Grill 406 Vernon St. Roseville, CA 95678

Located in downtown Roseville, Bounty Hunters Grind & Grill is your quick and convenient stop for BBQ baby back pork ribs, wings, Western bacon burgers, grilled tri-tip, and pulled pork sliders, along with delicious sides, such as baked beans, zucchini sticks, fries, and an array of salads. Bounty Hunters also serves breakfast, gourmet coffee, ice cream and smoothies.

RNB BBQ near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

RNB BBQ 4040 Grass Valley Hwy. Auburn, CA 95602

RNB BBQ began their journey as good friends who enjoy good food, good spirits, and like interests. In the summer of 2015, they entered their first ribs competition, learning a lot from testing themselves against some of Nor-Cal’s finest barbecued ribs contenders. ​Having now acquired a wealth of vinegary knowledge of all things meat, they began hand-crafting their own sausages. It’s been said, “Barbecue is the backbone of America,” and with that, the intrepid team began RNB BBQ and Country Catering. 

Photo Credits:

Photo #1: Back 40 Texas BBQ Restaurant & Catering

Photo #2: Cyrene at Meadowlands

Photo #3: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Photo #4: L&L Hawaiian BBQ

Photo #5: Back 40 Texas BBQ Restaurant & Catering

Photo #6: Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Photo #7: Buckhorn BBQ + Grill

Photo #8: LBB Gastropub Smokehouse

Photo #9: Blue House Korean BBQ

Photo #10: Bounty Hunters Grind & Grill

Photo #11: RNB BBQ

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