Lunch at Tasty Q
- Just Larry
I had lunch at Tasty Q today. It is on Crenshaw about 3 block South of the 10 freeway. They had a lunch special for $6.00 that included 1 pork rib, 1 beef rib, 1 hot link, and 2 sides. I ordered cole slaw and BBQ beans. While I was waiting I also added Greens and Yams to the order. The ribs were tender, juicy and smokey..the illusive combination for good Q. The ribs had more meat on them than any 2 or 3 ribs elsewhere. I had the medium hot sauce. It had tang but was not killer hot. Beans were excellent with bits of meat and slaw was very good but probably not homemade. Greens were soggier that usual but I am not sure if that is a bad thing. Yams were heaven. While I was devouring my lunch they lady came by and brought me a Turkey neck. It was really good. I went up to the order window after I finished with my lunch to tell them how much I liked it. They wanted to know if I wanted a bag to take home the left-overs. I was ashamed to admit that I didn't leave even one crumb. They were shocked...I am 5'8" and 150 lbs. and this was enough food for 2 people. Needless to say I didn't need dinner tonite.
Try the Fried Turkey Plate, I have had them fry a turkey for Thanksgiving & Christmas, it was the best Turkey my 97 year old grandmother ever had. I love their Q, and their sauces are all good. Everything is Good there, Leos up the street also is good, just different. And one of my all time favorites is J&J BBQ & Burger Shack on Adams, just east of Fairfax
re: Burger Boy
Went back to Tasty Q friday for lunch with my crew. Had the 6 dollar lunch special with potato salad and beans. This time I tried the hot sauce. It is even better. Very complex. My guys thought that it was like a sweet Mole. Meat was really tender. Potato was homemade and very good. I added yams and greens. They were only a hit with me. I guess the guys just like meat and potatoes. After a lunch like that I had a very light dinner. Tasty Q twice in one week. Life is good, very good.
Their ribs have to be some of the meatiest I've ever had. Their sauce is not bad either. Not 100 per cent sure, but I believe steaming is involved somewhere in the barbecue process. Someone said that is not uncommon with Lousiana style 'cue. To me, Leo's has gone downhill from years past and I have gone past them to Tasty Q for a few years now.
Phillip's on Liemert is also very good. For beans, I like JayBees in Compton.