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Porky's: My new fave place for BBQ

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Just got back from a dee-licious lunch at Porky's, which is located in Inglewood on Manchester, right near the Great Western Forum. It's in an old drive-thru fast food building that was once a KFC but there the resemblance stops.

Great ribs. Great pulled pork. Great brisket. Great sides. And if you really want fried chicken, they serve the Golden Bird variety.

I had the smoked chicken and a side of beans. The beans are especially good with little pieces of shredded pork and finely chopped onions mixed in. My companion had the pork ribs (which I've had before and loved) and she was amazed how moist and meaty they were. She also had the greens and a side of fried okra and liked both. On the way out, we got more ribs and a pound of pulled pork "to go" for tonight and tomorrow.

I've been to all the local BBQ places -- Woody's, Phillip's, J.R.'s, J and J, The Pig, Zeke's, Outdoor Grill, Santa Maria, Dr. Hoggly's, etc. Some of them serve some pretty good food but Porky's is now my favorite.

No, I don't own stock in the place. I wish I did because I'm going to be spending a lot of money there in the future. Here's the website...


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  1. How good are the ribs dry (without sauce)? That's the test for me...

    1. oh! I am going to have to give this place a try. I have been craving pulled pork and I live fairly close to this place.

      1. I didn't have the ribs dry but will try 'em that way next time.

        I should say I was also impressed by the size of the portions for the price. The brisket sandwich contains a half-pound of beef. It's one of those sandwiches that's way too big and messy to eat like a sandwich.

        1. The pulled pork is the best we have found since out visit to Florida. The beef ribs are really meaty and taste great. Wear old clothes! The Mac & cheeseis really good and the peach collber is out of this world.

          er... I like Porky's

          1. Ok, so the bf and I went to Porky's BBQ today for the first time. I had the pulled pork plate, which came with 2 sides, and some texas toast. I chose mac and cheese and the cole slaw. I was very pleased with it. There was 12 oz of pulled pork, so I got a "to go" box and brought the leftovers home. My bf got the link sandwich. He chose mild links. It was good but if you think you are going to be able to eat this like a sandwich you are wrong. There is the bottom piece of bread and a large portion of links on top of that and then the top piece of bread. I tasted one of the links...it was good. I got the banana pudding to go. It was $4.99 for the pudding but it is a big bowl of it.
            I will definately be going back. I will have to try the ribs. Actually, there are alot of things I would like to try.

            1. just so i understand - there's a porky's in rancho cucamonga and in la ? i went to the website and it was difficult to navigate - i saw the la times review and that's where i saw the RC address. i then got a chuckle when i pulled up the coupon / special ...maybe a few free sides with your meat ?? no...maybe buy one/get one free combo plate ?? no....the coupon was $3 off pizza !!!! next time i'm going to lax or to visit friends in manhattan beach, i'll need to take a slight detour to Porky's !! and no...not to eat pizza !!

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              1. re: kjs

                If you looked the coupon expired in May '06

                1. re: kjs

                  I believe the website is for the OLD Porky's and hasn't been updated in a long time. The NEW one is the Inglewood location. I have been meaning to ask the owners but I get sidetracked by the smells.

                2. Tried Porky's for lunch today after reading this thread. Pulled pork sandwich was quite good meatwise with some smoke and crust, proper soft white bun. It came sauced but I didn't care for its sweetness. It was probably their "regular-sweet and smokey"; will try the other two hotter sauces and hope for more acidity next time. If you find Phillip's sauce too vinegary, this might be your thing.

                  Potato salad was eggy, with bits of potato skin, not creamy-style. Tasted homemade. Mac-n-cheese and pot likker with cornbread sounded good.

                  As I eyed the fried chicken sitting under the heatlamp (and I did have quite a few minutes to check it out as the ordering line went very slowly), I thought, "dare I?". Got a wing and was pleasantly surprised by the "Golden Bird chicken": the coating was a thin, big bubbly affair that melted on the tongue. Reminded me of good chicken fried steak batter. Getting more chicken with some biscuits next time. Thanks hounds!