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Feb 5, 2007 10:53 AM


Craving ribs in a big way. Good, fall-off-the-bone, melt in your mouth, babyback ribs.

Tried Mr. Cecil's (better before LA Times outed them as being good, then took a nosedive), but that didn't quite do it.

Anyone have ideas on the best ribs in LA? I live on the westside, but I'm willing to drive for deliciousness.

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  1. a long debated and researched topic..type BBQ into the search engine

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    1. re: Diana

      True, but most responses date to 2001-2004. I was hoping for something a little more current. And not about a church BBQ or BBQ fairs (the only entries I found for 2005 and 2006).

    2. Try this one (search was a little screwy, but I typed in "ribs" and found this way down on the list):

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        1. Try Porky's on Manchester just S. of Prairie.

          Good pork and beef ribs, pulled pork and Golden Bird Fried Chicken.

          The sauce is usually served on the side. I guess this is to show the smoke ring. The regular sauce is good. The hotter sauce is best for the pulled pork sandwich. I mix them to reduce the heat.

          Reasonable price.

          1. for babyback, I like Baby Blues on Linclon in Venice. For Spare Ribs, Dr. Hogly Wogly in Van Nuys

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            1. re: rednyellow

              In the Westside, Baby Blues at Lincoln south of Rose is your best bet. It's North Carolina style.