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Best BBQ in LA?

Bellyworth just returned from the Holy Land of BBQ (Texas) and is looking for some good ole Texas BBQ here in LA. A place with tender brisket, smoke sausage and succulent ribs. Also any recommenations for soul food would be apprecaited. Bellyworth has ate at Venni Mac's M & M soul food several times and it is excellent.

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  1. I've never had Texas BBQ but my favorite bbq place is Mr. Cecil's on Pico. Their beef ribs are fantastic! And the hushpuppies/cornbread rules!

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      1. Do you want to the down-home type or upscale versions?
        Several Texan friends swear the ribs at the Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks are as qualitative and tasty as they have had here in LA and that includes the awful Mr. Cecil's Ribs (sherman Oaks version to be precise), as well as Swinging Door, Hoglys(in Mission or North Hills, not receda!), and Zeke's, Montrose version.

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        1. re: carter

          I like Woody's on Slauson although you have to order food to go from there!!!

        2. I'll be the red ants at this picnic. I have never heard of BBQ in L.A. anything like Texas. We have have lots of great BBQ, but none of it is as moist and tender as the brisket in the Hill Country San Antonio/Austin area. The style of sausage here is different, too. There might be a real Texas-style place here, I've just never heard of it.
          I just enjoy Woody's, Philips' and Dr. Hogly-Wogly's, what we have here and relish my memories of Texas.

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          1. re: Otius Gojius

            You've named three of my favorite BBQ joints in LA! If there are better, they must be outside the county.

            1. re: Otius Gojius

              Try J&J Burger Shack & BBQ on Adams 2 blocks east of Fairfax, right up there with the others

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