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Best Pulled Pork sandwich in LA?

It would be a bonus if the same place has excellent ribs as well... Thanks!

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  1. I love the Pulled Pork Sandwich at Wilson's in Culver City...No ribs there though!

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    1. re: handlertaper

      This is an amazing, knock-down sandwich, but be warned this is quite an upscale resturant. (At least, price-wise.) No ribs here, that's for sure.

      1. Baby Blues on Lincoln just south of Rose has a pretty good version.

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        1. re: Servorg

          2nd for Baby Blues! Amazing stuff, and check on the ribs too.

          1. re: Servorg

            Yes, I saw a profile about Baby Blues on the Food Network a few weeks ago. Everything looked good, so it's good to hear confirmation here too.

          2. Porky's, in Inglewood on Manchester between La Brea and Prairie. Superb. Comes with some slaw on top of one half, some dirty rice, and grilled pineapple. Tender, succulent, with crispy crusty bits. Well over half a pound of meat for just over $5. Extraordinary.

            Baby Blues -- very good, a bit more stringy than chunky, served on a really good roll sort of like a stronger English muffin with more guts and texture. More like $8-9 if I remember correctly.

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              1. re: nosh

                nosh, please talk more about the dirty rice. Have you tried it -- color, chicken liver, what else might be in it? Also, I looked up the menu on-line and notice Hot Links. Have you tried them? I wonder whether they are beef and how big. My Thanks,

                Porky’s BBQ (Links, St. Louis Ribs, Dirty Rice, Golden Bird Fried Chicken)
                801 E MANCHESTER BL
                INGLEWOOD CA 90301
                (310) 671-2900

              2. I like J&J Burger Shack & BBQ On Adams, 2 blocks east of Fairfax. Pulled pork/chopped pork, ask for a side of slaw and you put that on the pork, OMFG! THey have really good ribs and heavenly smoked chicken wings!

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                1. re: Burger Boy

                  I really like those J&J pork ribs, but I think I love their bbq beans even more! I'll need to go back and try many other items on their menu.
                  But I did not like their mac n cheese.

                2. Malibu Kitchen's is pretty darn good

                  1. If you have been exposed to the "real" stuff in the Carolinas...forget it...there is nothing that even comes close. Baby Blues serves some tasty food but it is not true pulled pork. Porky's is very greasy and just does not taste right...maybe it is the mopping sauce they use...and their slaw is just not the same...not even close! Fortunately, I get to travel to Charlotte 3-4 times per year for my fix!

                    1. While I would agree that there is nothing in this region comparable to what's to be found in North Carolina - Wilson, NC must be the world capitol of pulled pork, I'm wearing a Bill Ellis t-shirt at this very moment - for what you can find in these parts I am partial to the pulled pork at Porky's or even at The Oinkster in Eagle Rock (it has a very nice smoky note to it and the cole slaw is fine.)

                      1. Oinkster in Eagle Rock. The closest thing to NC barbeque I've had in LA. I also love the house cured pastrami.

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                        1. re: johnniecakes

                          I'll second this rec. No ribs, though.

                          2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

                        2. Upscale - definitely Wilson for the open-faced sandwich

                          Casual - The Pig on La Brea - great juicy pulled pork sandwiches, all the sides (yummy baked beans), ribs, and pecan pie!

                          The Pig
                          612 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                          Wilson Food and Wine
                          8631 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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                          1. re: LisaStitch

                            Thanks for the post about the Pig - that place is close to where I live and I have been wondering if it was really any good! I'll have to try it later this week.

                          2. How about at your place?
                            Stopped by Costco (Los Feliz) today and in the refrigerated case got this Curly's Pulled Pork, hickory smoked mixed with bbq sauce(good tang and not much sweetness to the sauce). $8.25, you get two 20oz. tubs- put in your microwave for 5 minutes and its tender and darn good. I was in the mood for some kind of sandwich, so put it on those La Brea Bakery baquettes they bake fresh there.

                            1. The torta de cochinita pibil at Yuca's is ... not exactly what you're asking after ... but is very satisfying in the same way that a good pulled pork sandwich is. I've largely given up on finding good barbecue in LA. Sounds like I should at least try Oinkster, though.