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Phillip's BBQ (Crenshaw and Adams)

slacker Jul 14, 2006 06:23 PM

I drive by there most mornings, before they open, and it smells soooo good. Is it as good as it smells? What's best to get? Is it better than Tasty Q down the street? Thanks.

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    kevin Jul 14, 2006 07:20 PM

    best bbq ever in la, i think outside of someone's home.

    beef ribs in very hot sauce is the way to go along with some links, and some brisket if you like.

    red velvet cake for dessert is good though not necessary.

    1. David Kahn Jul 14, 2006 08:51 PM

      Do they do pulled pork, and if so, is it any good?

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        kevin Jul 14, 2006 08:56 PM

        no pulled pork, the only pork here is on the ribs. also, it's not a north carolina styled place. i'm not sure where the proprietors are originally from but have some vague notion it may be Ms or La.

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          reality check Jul 14, 2006 10:15 PM

          The hot BBQ sauce is way too spicy for me. Other than that, Phillip's is among the best BBQ I've had in LA.

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            johnpressman Jul 15, 2006 01:45 AM

            I was a regular at Leo's BBQ until Phillip's bought them out. Went once, no comparison! The ribs were tough, the hot links like hot dogs and the sauce was thin and vinegary. Nothing like Leo's!!

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            young_chower Jul 15, 2006 01:58 AM

            Which is the original (and I assume the best) Phillip's?

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              petradish Jul 15, 2006 02:51 AM

              Leimert Park is the original and the best, IMHO: 4307 Leimert Blvd.

              Pictures of Phillip's 1 & 3 :


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                love2eat Jul 15, 2006 08:40 PM

                those pictures are great! i am trying this place out today. i am craving that sliced beef.

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                  David Kahn Jul 17, 2006 05:22 PM

                  Excellent photos.

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                Sandra W Jul 15, 2006 03:17 PM

                Best thing there is the sliced beef... tender and smoky. I skip the dinners/sides, buy it by weight. For pork ribs go to Woody's on Slauson, just off Crenshaw. I used to be a Tasty-Q fan, but was very disappointed the last few times.

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                  kevin Jul 15, 2006 07:12 PM

                  tasty q is awful. (and a little disclosure i've in the kitchen before.)

                  1. wilafur Jul 17, 2006 08:18 PM

                    ah, the sliced beef (is it brisket?) is oh so good at phillips. it is literally melt in your mouth tender.

                    the sausages were so-so and the babyback ribs are decent, but not special.

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