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Looking For Carolina BBQ in LA

gdrace Feb 25, 2008 11:13 PM

I am a California native but after some family moved to the Raleigh-Durham area I have become a Carolina BBQ addict and I need to find a fix out here. If you are familiar with Hog Heaven in Durham then you know exactly what I am looking for. I don't need the place to be pretty, have good service, or even pass a health inspection...I just want Carolina BBQ.

Can someone please show me the light?

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  1. tooth RE: gdrace Feb 25, 2008 11:33 PM

    gdrace, there is this place on lincoln just south of venice in santa monica/venice area called baby blues bbq. They have very good barbecue, they claim to do it in multiple styles, carolina included, i can't confirm never having eaten carolina barbecue, but what I can say is that the ribs are delicious, the pulled pork needs a little help but the ribs....oooh and the sauce...check it out and i hope you find what you are looking for.

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      gdrace RE: tooth Feb 25, 2008 11:46 PM

      Tooth thanks for the reply. Carolina BBQ is a chopped or pulled pork that has a vinegar based sauce. If anyone knows where I can find this specifically. I plan on trying Baby Blues BBQ but would love to hear about others.

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        JBC RE: gdrace Feb 26, 2008 04:14 AM

        FYI - Here is their website:


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          hpcat RE: gdrace Feb 26, 2008 10:59 AM

          The Oinkster in Eagle Rock makes a pulled pork sandwich with a Carolina BBQ sauce. I personally love it.

      2. ElsieDee RE: gdrace Feb 26, 2008 12:22 AM

        The Oinkster in Eagle rock has on their menu a BBQ pulled Pork sandwich, described as, "Our pork is brined with soy and honey then slowly roasted and smoked.
        It's a big deal with red cabbage slaw, caramelized onions and Carolina bbq sauce"


        I've not had it, but my guess is that other folks on the board have - hopefully they'll chime in.

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          Grubber RE: ElsieDee Feb 26, 2008 06:30 AM

          I'm familiar with Carolina BBQ (although not Hog Heaven). I have eaten at both of the above establishments and must tell you that neither one will satisfy your BBQ lust.

          I have yet to find a place out here that will.

        2. Hughlipton RE: gdrace Feb 26, 2008 06:49 AM

          I believe Uncle Andre's on Moorpark in Studio city is Carolina style BBQ.

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            otisdog RE: Hughlipton Feb 26, 2008 10:54 AM

            Zeke's Smokehouse, Montrose. Carolina pulled pork. Very good. I see they have a location in Hollywood now.

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