Richmond's Black Star Pirate BBQ Reopens with New Food Truck, Serving Smoky Faves Behind Baltic Kiss

Richmond's Black Star Pirate BBQ Reopens with New Food Truck, Serving Smoky Faves Behind Baltic KissSource: Google Street View
Tony Ng
Published on December 07, 2023

The savory scent of smoked meats is wafting through Richmond again as Black Star Pirate BBQ, the beloved barbecue spot that closed a year ago, has been resurrected as a food truck. Nestled behind the established sister restaurant Baltic Kiss in Point Richmond, the food truck serves the original menu featuring fan favorites like brisket and ribs, as reported by SFGate.

The new Black Star setup operates Monday through Friday, opening its windows at 11 a.m. and serving hungry patrons until supplies run out, anytime between 5 and 6 p.m. This reincarnation offers a nostalgic bite for those who mourned its closure—a yearning for the smoky flavors that once drew crowds is now sated. "You know, death is just a new beginning," owner Tony Caracci told Eater SF about the previous shutdown.

The announcement of the barbeque joint's return was also shared in a gleeful Instagram post. "BLACKSTAR BBQ is BACK folks!!" read the caption, inviting locals to reunite with Chef Tony and his famed menu. According to the restaurant's Instagram post, patrons are encouraged to visit the parking lot behind Baltic Kiss to indulge in their barbecue cravings.

The food truck offers a streamlined approach to Black Star's resurrection, clad in black and gold, representing an emblem of renewal for the business and its loyal customers.