PORKY'S ON MANCHESTER - WOW!
Had a late lunch at Porky's after losing money at Hollywood Park. Porky's was sooo good
I forgot all about the huge gambling losses.
Walked in and was immediately asked if this was my first time? When I replied yes, the woman behind the counter gave me a veritable sampler platter - bites of brisket, pulled pork, and a rib tip, greens, mac & cheese, and beans. Free!!!! They do Kansas City style Q here and having recently been to KC where I went to three BBQ joints in six hours (Arthur Bryant's, Fiorella's Jack's Stack, and Gates) man, Porky's beats them all, no contest.
I loved the pulled pork, best I've ever tasted. But I was in the mood for eating light, but eating ribs. I ordered the rib tips and a side of greens. After a ten minute wait - OMG! The rib tips came out perfectly cooked, moist and charred just right. Not overdone like in most places. The order was huge and they came, oddly enough, served on a bed of grilled green peppers and onions - very fajita-like. And they were piping hot, I asked for the sauce on the side - which is a good idea with the pulled pork as well.
Out of the seven menu items I tried, three of them were as good as I've ever had anywhere - the pulled pork, the rib tips and their sauce. Earl, the proprietor, said it took him six years of experimentation to get the sauce just righ, and I believe him. It was a perfectly balanced sauce - not too thick, medium spicy (they serve hot as well) and with pleasant hints of vinegar and maybe pineapple juice.
The brisket was just fair and I didn't taste their famous Golden Bird fried chicken, but I'll be heading back there very soon. I live in West LA, I'm used to going to Baby Blues, J R's, Woody's, Phillip's, and Bad To Da Bone. All on my way to the track. No more! I may get to be porky myself, but it'll be worth it.
Thanks for the report. Porky's has been on two of my list, BBQ and fried chicken, and now you got me really wanting to go. I noticed on the menu they have dirty rice and Hot links also. To combine that with those St. Louis ribs it should result in a take-home-for-later package. Porky's sounds rellay great.
Porky’s BBQ (Links, St. Louis Ribs, Dirty Rice, Golden Bird Fried Chicken)
801 E MANCHESTER BL
INGLEWOOD CA 90301
Just went to Porky's for the first time yesterday after visiting a business customer in the area. Nice, big clean restaurant, not a hole-in-the-wall like Tasty Q, which looked like a converted Taco Bell.
Ordered the meaty beef rib dinner. which served 3 beef back ribs with a high meat-to-bone ratio. Very delicious, among the best I've eaten, but not good enough to knock Joey's BBQ off the top of my list. Probably is tied for #2 on my list with Tulsa Rib in OC. The amount of beef was so ridiculous that I could only finish about 1 and 1/2 of the ribs, so I brought the rest home as leftovers. The ribs were served on a sizzling skillet with grilled onions and peppers, first time I've ever seen that.
Sides of mac 'n cheese was pretty good, while the potato salad was just OK. The slice of Texas toast was very good.
Another web site they have, which has their menu on it, is http://www.ribs123.com
The sign on their window describes their BBQ as Kansas City-style, but an article review on their wall described is Memphis-style. Whichever one it is, it tastes really good, and I'll be back in the future to try some of that Golden Bird chicken, along with more BBQ.
Thanks to all those who recommended it.