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Jul 30, 2006 04:31 AM

Sit-down Texas-style barbecue

Barbecue seems one of the most-discussed food genres on the boards so I apologize to the veteran hounds for once again opening this pandora's, um, chimney. But I've got specific 'Q needs in mind and have gotten lost among the reams of suggestion already out there. So here goes: I'm looking for the best spot with seating (not just takeout) for Texas-style barbecue ribs. Swinging Door looked like it might be what I was after but, alas, they're closed Sundays.

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  1. Try El Paso BBQ in Tarzana. Good bbq and prime steaks as well. Not sure if they are open Sunday, call to confirm.

    1. Not sure if it's in your neighborhood, but Joey's BBQ is fabulous, having now tried two of their locations, in Pomona and Chino, and they are both sit-down restaurants. Their website claims that their BBQ is Texas-style. Their beef ribs are the best I've had in LA and OC so far.

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      1. re: Wonginator

        Joey's parents are from Texas and started Joey's, and have apparently now turned the reins over to Joey. Their beef ribs are very good (much better than their pork ribs, in my opinion). They also do brisket, however, their brisket is finished over a charcol grill, so not exactly "traditional", but some of their brisket between a couple of slices of their "garlic bread" and you've got yourself a mighty fine sandwich.

        Sides are better than many other places, you can get salad, potato salad, beans, and baked sweet potatoes, among other sides, and they are not too bad.

      2. I've been going to Dr. Hogly Wogly for 20 years and I think it's great.

        1. Porky's in inglewood. Manchester just west of the forum.

          Good Q and good sides.

          Fairly new but have worked out the kinks. (A.k.a mac & cheese)

          The peach cobbler is fantastic

          1. Thanks for the tips.
            We actually wound up going to J.R.'s in Culver City, and found it closed. So we picked up an LA Weekly and saw there was a bbq joint in Venice beach that they recommended: Baby Blues Bar-B-Q
            It satisfied the bbq urge, but the ribs were a little on the dry side and the brisket lacked dimension.
            I will surely try some of the suggestions here in the future.