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

Amuse Bouche Mar 13, 2008 09:17 PM

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. WildSwede RE: Amuse Bouche Mar 14, 2008 07:47 AM

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

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      broncosaurus RE: WildSwede Mar 18, 2008 11:58 PM

      That sez it all, right there.

    2. fgrade RE: Amuse Bouche Mar 14, 2008 10:06 AM

      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. Hershey Bomar RE: Amuse Bouche Mar 14, 2008 10:44 AM

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

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          WildSwede RE: Hershey Bomar Mar 14, 2008 01:07 PM

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

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            broncosaurus RE: WildSwede Mar 18, 2008 11:59 PM

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

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          monkey RE: Amuse Bouche Mar 14, 2008 02:04 PM

          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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            Hershey Bomar RE: monkey Mar 14, 2008 05:49 PM

            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

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              monkey RE: Hershey Bomar Mar 19, 2008 07:25 AM

              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.

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                Burger Boy RE: monkey Mar 19, 2008 08:26 AM

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

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

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

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                  Hershey Bomar RE: monkey Mar 19, 2008 10:45 AM

                  Order your ribs dry with sauce on the side.

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

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              que ball RE: Amuse Bouche Mar 18, 2008 10:23 PM

              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"?

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                EliAnnKat RE: Amuse Bouche Mar 19, 2008 08:46 AM

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

                1. orythedog RE: Amuse Bouche Mar 20, 2008 02:52 PM

                  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!

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