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Mar 13, 2008 09:17 PM

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

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. 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?

                  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.