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Mar 16, 2008 07:35 AM

BBQ King Downtown Bulldozed

BBQ King on the corner of Figueroa and Cesar Chavez is no more. Bulldozed, leveled, dirt. I never did like this place.

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  1. No real loss. It was okay if you were in the area and needed a BBQ fix, but that's it.

    1. I agree with you, the wait was auful and even though the hamburger was as big as a dinner plate it was dried out and had no flavor.

      1. I hate to burst your bubble, but they are moving temporarily across the street or something, until they build the condos & commercial spaces, then they will move back. So I have been told by a manager/owner. I saw him buying hot links at Pete's one morning.

        1. no loss to me but my friends/wifey were quite saddened to hear

          re: burgerboy, where exactly is across the street? 2 corners are already Apt's, and 1 corner is some school or building or something...

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          1. re: ns1

            "Across the street" is actually Vermont and 53rd. Maybe for good. Yet another residential+retail complex is being developed on the BBQ King corner.

            1. re: Waverly SGV

              Correct. The move to 53rd & Vermont is permanent. And supposedly they were already opening this weekend.


              1. re: wutzizname

                Wow, the only thing they had going for them was their semi-convenient location downtown. I love bbq, and often prefer mediocre meat to other food, but BBQ King was consistent in how it always frustrated and disappointed. Service slow, prices no bargain, and meat always tough and toothsome. Maybe a change of scenery will do them good...

                1. re: nosh

                  Agreed, except I think their new location will work against them. Moving South to that area of LA they better improve their BBQ game.

                  1. re: Tapeworm

                    They do a lot of delivery to USC Frats & Businesses DT, so they might survive on that alone.

                  2. re: nosh

                    I say good riddance. They can take their gristly meat, glacial service and mushroomy mac n cheese far far away. On that note, had some delicious brisket at NYC BBQ the other day. God I love their sauce.

                    1. re: Josh90004

                      I agree with you.....They serve awful BBQ.

                      1. re: Josh90004

                        Yes the brisket is very good, i like the sauce, better than many. Sauce is in my top 5.

                        1. re: Burger Boy

                          Yea its not a burn your face off sauce. It's on the sweet side but with some definite body and depth.