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Pulled Pork in OC / Long Beach

brentbacher May 5, 2008 01:26 PM

Any good recommendations for pulled pork in LB or OC? Also, any good receipes for pulled pork sandwiches that I don't require a smoker?

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    wilp May 9, 2008 10:03 AM

    Long Beach doesn't have the BBQ that it should... Other than those mentioned (which are all good) Dominguez is not far from Long Beach - Jaybees ribs is the real deal.

    Also Porky's is opening a branch in long beach at 937 Redondo Ave, yes the same Porky's as Inglewood fame. It looks done, but im not sure if they are up and running yet. Its a small stand, they will be probably to minimal cooking there, but bring it in from Inglewood.

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      FED May 9, 2008 12:20 PM

      i've been driving by there staring at the place (actually, my daughter lives around the corner). i'd love for there to be good bbq. R&W used to be good, when it was called Mr. Joe's (willow and magnolia). The sauce is still good, but they par-boil the meat. and service adds a new definition to slow.

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        wilp May 9, 2008 09:49 PM

        PS. Drove by today... Open. Ill post on it when I can. Very exciting.

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      FED May 6, 2008 10:26 AM

      maybe this deserves a separate heading, but i stopped by the LB johnny reb's the other day and they said the re-opening is firm for May 15. i tend to like their fried foods better than their bbq, but the pulled pork is the best of that.

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        Oh Robin May 8, 2008 01:09 PM

        The pulled pork is great at Johnny Reb's. Thanks for the re-opening update. Can't wait to get some frickles...

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          brentbacher May 19, 2008 09:55 AM

          I took the family to Johnny Reb's in LB, just re-opened. great food, a perfect place for the family. the manager Ryan was very friendly. We would go back for sure.

      2. monku May 5, 2008 08:18 PM

        How about just microwave and slap on a roll?
        Costco carries Curly's pulled pork (they also have pretty good baby back ribs). $8.95 for two containers.

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          iloveredwine May 6, 2008 10:19 AM

          Beach Pit BBQ in Costa Mesa has a great pulled pork sandwhich...everything else is average

        2. CynD May 5, 2008 04:06 PM

          Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach is the only place that comes to mind. North Carolina style pork sandwiches and ribs. The fried green tomato salad is a treat, also. Try the fried pickles as a side. They're really good.

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