windy city pizza and bbq

About Windy City Pizza

About Bob (Bubba) Yeats

Over 30 years ago, Bob thought “Why not take food from two fun-loving places – Texas and Chicago – and share it with the folks on the Peninsula, who also love great food?”

Start with a custom-built Texas pit BBQ smoker – big enough to feed a Sunday-after church, hungry, hat-wearing crowd, usually about 1,000 lbs-plus of un-Vegeterian deliciousness. A firebox load of post-oak to cook the meat with just smoke and heat…and you’re ready to carry on the tradition of low and slow cooking with a pit-master’s touch to render the meat down to its basic, juicy, smoky tenderness…That’s what I’m talking about!

When all those cattle were driven from Texas up to Chicago to market, a wonderful thing happened. The Southern cornmeal – cooked in a well-seasoned pan – was introduced to sauce, meat and cheese in a blackened 2″ deep baking pan. Nothing’s been the same since! Take the best artisanal flour, premium Wisconsin cheese, Chicago’s finest sausage, fresh crushed tomatoes, plus a little cornmeal added to the crust…and you have some of the best eating outside of Chicago!

Raised throughout the South – acquiring an advanced degree in the irreverence that comes from living all over Texas – still improving on what all started some 50 years ago in the back yard with two colorful Uncles, a barrel smoker, a load of chicken & ribs and a basting mop. A love of all things Southern, from fried chicken, Delta blues, Southern greens, honky-tonks, Frito pie and Southern women in pretty dresses.

Winding up with a big green chili & pit-smoked pork hospitality-type calzone of “How ya’ all doin’ and thanks for comin’ to see us.”

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Bob Yeats: Owner/Pit Master of Windy City Pizza & BBQ in San Mateo, CA.

Pizza & BBQ Restaurant Serving
San Mateo – Foster City – Burlingame – San Carlos – Belmont – Redwood Shores

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Outdoor Patio Seating
Dog Friendly

Dog friendly restaurantsWhen our dining areas reopen, Windy City Pizza will once again offer outdoor, patio seating for those warm San Mateo days and nights. The patio is well lit and is DOG friendly! That’s right, you’re well behaved pooch is welcomed on our patio. What better way to spend a lunch or dinner (and maybe a bone), than with your dog?