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Barn Burner- in need of a Texas Size ass-whoop'n

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Would a native from the great state of Texas be so kind as to take legal action against Barn Burner in Pasadena in order to have them remove both the phrases "Texan" and "Barbeque" from their marquee and menu?

Honestly, the worst pulled pork I've ever had, watery tasteless slaw, hard as rubber ribs. The fried chicken had been fried at least twice, congealing into a greyish-brown, greasy, soggy mess. The french fries, on the other hand, were undercooked. The one common factor was everything that we ate tasted like synthetic liquid smoke- even the lemonade.

Not even a Willie Nelson sized Tex-spliff can remedy what is served there.

Come on people! Texas has had a hard enough time with its image these last few years. No need to besmirch one of its true points of pride, the barbeque.

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  1. Yes. And it is owned by the El Cholo people. Sigh....

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    1. re: WildSwede

      That sez it all, right there.

    2. o.k. so that settles it, driven past it a few times, and always wondered, i guess the fake flames at the windows says it all

      1. Very loud. Never going back. Good place to let your kids play video games.

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        1. re: Hershey Bomar

          Yes! That was my favorite part - they have Dig Dug and super speed Ms Packman!! ;-)

          1. re: WildSwede

            What, no Space Invaders? No way they get me in without Space Invaders.

        2. Wife and I gave up a while ago on ever finding decent BBQ in LA area. It doesnt exist. We have tried most of them and none have come close to what we consider to be good BBQ.

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          1. re: monkey

            Oh c'mon. Phillips is great and we're lucky to have it.

            Don't respond with anything about baby back ribs - lame lean yuppie trend.

            Or wanting meat so tender that it falls of the bone -- buy a crock pot. That's not BBQ.

            Phillips Bar-B-Que
            4307 Leimert Blvd Ste 3
            Los Angeles, CA 90008-5201
            Phone: (323) 292-7613

            1. re: Hershey Bomar

              didnt say i was after baby backs or over cooked fall off the bone. we would even settle for just decent tasting food that isnt dry, tough or buried in a overly sweet sauce. that being said we have yet to find it and have tried all mentioned on this board for LA. the closest that just tastes good and isnt even what is considered to be bbq we have found is Woodranch tritip.

              1. re: monkey

                Have you tried Dr. Hoggly Woggly in Van Nuys or J & J Burger Shack & BBQ near Adams & Fairfax?

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                JNJ Burger Shack
                5754 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

                Doctor Hogly Wogly Tyler Texas Bbq
                8136 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91402

                1. re: monkey

                  Order your ribs dry with sauce on the side.

                  J N J and Phillips are a great place to start.

            2. Pulled pork? Fried chicken? Ribs? That ain't Texas cue, that's kansascarolinacalifornia cue. Texas is beef- brisket, shoulder clod, sausage, beef ribs. OK, they'll serve some pork chops or pork ribs to keep everyone happy, but beef is their game. Maybe these guys should advertise "Bad KCcarolinaCal BBQ"?

              1. If we are discussing regional variations, does anyone know a place that does a Memphis dry rub style BBQ?

                1. I like Phillips BBQ too! Get a slab of pork ribs with mixed sauce, take a seat on the little bench outside and smell the fumes on Crenshaw blvd. If there is better BBQ in LA, I haven't found it. And...while everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, I am perplexed why Dr. Hogly Wogly's gets so much attention on this board. I grew up in Texas and Hogly Woglys doesn't even begin to compete. L...A...M...E!