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Celebrate National Barbecue Month at these places in San Diego


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Even though the month of May celebrates margaritas, this is also the month for barbecue. Here are a few places to indulge BBQ in celebration of National Barbecue Month.

Uptown Tavern, 1236 University Ave., Hillcrest. (619) 241-2710 or uptowntavernsd.com

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Uptown Tavern has BBQ to share with their grilled corn on the cob and hot wings. Channel your inner cowboy with The Western Burger: Karl Strauss Tower Ten BBQ pulled pork piled onto an Angus beef patty and habanero pickles. Not in the mood to share? Check out Uptown’s “Won’t Share Don’t Care” section for The Coastliner—grilled steak, shrimp and polenta fries.

Pillbox Tavern, 117 W Plaza Street, Solana Beach. (858) 436-7016 or pillboxtavern.com

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Pillbox Tavern in Solana Beach offers up saucy BBQ wings that are finger lickin’ good! Their wing selection contains 13 different house made sauces, ranging from mild to extra hot. Start off easy with Chef Shelly’s sweet BBQ wings or get crazy with the super-hot Ha