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Jan 18, 2002 09:11 AM

Howdy folks! Anyone BBQ?

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Great site! Stumbled across your it this morning and have been reading posts instead of working. Better get back to it. I would like to introduce myself (Dan) and some friends of mine on the link here. No, we don't just BBQ, some of us are accomplished chefs, but BBQ is what brought us together. Recipes and stories galore!


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  1. Thanks for the link. There's not enough discussion (or outright war) about barbeque on this board...

    Not quite related, but I spotted an ad somewhere the other day for a restaurant in the SF Valley that's specializing in Cincinatti-style chili.

    It's a wonder that the Chowhounds aren't on it like pigs on a truffle.

    Moments later, someone will ask "Does anybody know anywhere else that features Cincinatti-style chili?"

    Then someone else will ask "Do they serve Coca-Cola, or Pepsi with their Cincinatti-style chili?"

    Then someone will ask "Does anybody sell Cincinatti-style chili in Long Beach?" and get the reply "There's a great Cincinatti-style chili place in the San Fernando Valley."

    And, of course, the inevitable (and understandable) "What is Cincinatti-style chili?" Quick answer to that one: it's served over spaghetti.

    If I find it, I'll get back to youse wit' the name and address.

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    1. re: Todd Everett

      Just so happens I know a place in Burbank called "Chili Joes" I think. They've got pretty good chili and they'll serve it over spaghetti and various other gut-fill products. Interesting side point, back in the 20's or so, this Joe guy invented the oyster cracker. Pretty cool place.

      1. re: bbq_dan

        its called chili johns.

        1. re: bbq_dan

          Hm, I'll have to check it out... I love five-way chili.

        2. re: Todd Everett

          The new Cincinnati chili restaurant is:

          Cincinnati Chili +
          6855 Van Nuys Blvd. (1 block north of Vanowen)
          Van Nuys, CA
          (818) 442-0024

          I haven't tried it yet but would love to read some reviews. This place had a "Buy One Chili Spaghetti, Get the 2nd One Free" coupon in last week's "LA Weekly."

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          Leslie Brenner

          Welcome, BBQ Dan! Thanks for joining us, and thanks for the useful link. I'm sure we'd all appreciate hearing about any of your favorite L.A. barbecue spots...

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          1. re: Leslie Brenner
            Lauren Teukolsky

            My favorite spot for ribs: Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas BBQ, which I think is in Van Nuys, on Sepulveda (east side) just south of Roscoe.

            I'd recommend the beef ribs and spare ribs; the chicken is a bit dry.

          2. Welcome and thanks for the link.

            And to all you "Chili Heads" on this thread, why are you here and not on the thread below talking about chili size?

            Now back to the "'Q". Anyone patronized Red Hill BBQ on Foothill between Upland and Rancho? How is the cue at this place?

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              George Mouchet

              The Bear Pit has, with out a doubt, the best BBQ I've eaten. They're located on Sepulveda Blvd. in Mission Hills just North of the 118 freeway. My favorite is the Bear Pit Special on garlic toast. It's a sandwich with beef and ham slow-cooked over wood. The sauce is smokey and only slightly sweet. It's a sawdust on the floor kind of place and has been around forever.