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reality check Jul 14, 2006 08:27 AM

Is Spring St. BBQ the closest BBQ near Union Station?

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  1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: reality check Jul 14, 2006 01:44 PM

    I think so.

    if you need a review, albeit and old one here it is:


    Take Care


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      cls RE: reality check Jul 14, 2006 01:47 PM

      BBQ King is pretty close on Ceasar Chavez just East of Figueroa

      1. Hershey Bomar RE: reality check Jul 14, 2006 05:06 PM

        Horrid. Stay far away.

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          Ollie RE: Hershey Bomar Jul 18, 2006 07:08 PM

          I second that comment! Far Far away! Slow Slow Slow Slow Slow as mollasses Service!

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          nosh RE: reality check Jul 17, 2006 04:41 PM

          Nick's up on Spring not too far north of Union Station is known for superlative ham, has a big U-shaped counter and a few tables, and is a favorite cop hangout. They used to do BBQ a day or two a week, Wednesdays and either Tues or Thurs too. Not great, but superior to BBQ King (overpriced, long waits) and Spring Street (have never heard a good word about it).

          Does Nick's still do this? I remember them offering tri-tip and a couple of other choices as a lunch special.

          1. mr mouther RE: reality check Jul 17, 2006 08:06 PM

            i think spring st. smokehouse is just fine for that part of town. it may not have the "charm" of BBQ kiing, but the food is consistently more cared for.
            Also, I think their roasted veggie side is one of the few perfect things i've had asa side at a bbq place - they're very spicy AND they're vegetables! it's like i get to feel good and be good!
            i've had the pulled pork sandwich w/ spicy sauce a couple times and while it didn't blow me away w/ amazing flavor, it wasn't that many notches below woody's or philips and is severeal notches above in terms of convenience

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