New Cajun/Creole in NoHo
We haven't tried it yet since they just opened but we're wondering if anyone has tried it and what you think? Their grand opening is next Saturday - June 7, 2008
Creo's Southern Kitchen
4715 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA
We in NoHo now have Creo's - KC BBQ Company and Miss Peaches
Kansas City BBQ Company
10863 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood , CA
That's the funny thing about it, I could have said it was boring but in fact it was awful bbq. My god, the sauce on the ribs tasted like burnt cigarettes, I have never tasted anything like that and wonder how one could screw up a sauce to that extent. KC does it right and am very impressed with that place,but nothin' beats tenn bbq.....
Everything is fantastic! Go! Go now!
We ordered a large platter so we could taste everything. While two of us fought over the last perfectly smoked rib and bit of Dirty Rice - the other happily polished off the rest of the perfectly seasoned catfish and succulent brisket. Don't pass up the BBQ chicken either.
We pouted until we saw there was still some of the amazing red beans and rice and a little mac and cheese left, and we devoured that as well. Nothing was greasy or heavy. Just really delicious cooking.
Being insanely full did not stop us from taking desert home - a fragrant little pecan pie and a little sweet potato pie. They made the car smell like summer and they delivered the exact amount of sweet buttery goodness and spice.
This was the best meal we'd had in weeks and we had just come back from SF where we ate ourselves silly!
Staff is great and the service is fantastic. CREO'S IS A KEEPER
Well, it's certainly an improvement over Uncle Flip's. I went for lunch, but made the mistake of going on a day when I wasn't particularly hungry. The burger was OK, but nothing I'd go out of my way for.
I'll have to given them the full-court press, which means dinner on a day when I've had a very light lunch. They're withink walking distance of my office, so I'm rooting for them to pull it off.
Went to KC BBQ tonight and it was very nice.Miss Peaches has excellent fried chicken but the last time I went there 1/3 of the items on their menu weren't available.I didn't like my sides at MP but the chicken ruled.
There's another one on Lankershim called "Home Away From Home"
5044 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
I thought the fried chicken was good, not on par with Miss Peaches, but again the sides were very mediocre.This place is in a strip mall and reminds me of places I went to living in Oakland and Berkeley.I would like to see these places bring up their game a little bit.But, enjoy KC BBQ, they've got something going on.
Has anyone figured out why North Hollywood is becoming a center for Southern food/barbecue restos?
My favorite BBQ in the area remains the Swinging Door at Vineland and Vanowen ... best brisket I've had in L.A. I want to give Kansas City BBQ another chance, they had just opened on magnolia when I tried them. I had exactly the same problem as streetgourmetla with Miss Peaches, the sides were eh and many items were sold out.
I've also heard good things about Uncle Andre's on Moorpark but I haven't yet gotten over there.
The Swinging Door Texas BBQ
11018 Vanowen St, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Uncle Andre's BBQ
11715 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604
Kansas City BBQ
10863 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
5643 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Creo's Southern Kitchen
4715 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91602
Home Away From Home
5044 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
The area around Lankershim and Magnolia (irony?) bears a striking resemblance to Midtown & Atlantic Station in Atlanta. I was in North Hollywood for the first time last night and was struck with a bit of nostalgia for Atlanta as a result of the resemblance. It seems like a natural place for a burgeoning epicenter of Southern epicurean delights in LA county. Although there are more culturally obvious areas of Southern California for this to happen none have the high profile and hipster cache of NoHo that could potentially lead to popularity with the particular socio-economic group that is turning North Hollywood into whatever it will become. If more southern transplants end up in North Hollywood as a result of a sense of familiarity the expectations for Southern food will grow and the authenticity will follow.
Southern food is more than just meat-n-threes in the "New South". North Hollywood needs an "R. Thomas", "The Grit", "Original Pancake House", "Fellini's Pizza", "LaFonda" "Eats", "Majestic Diner", "The Flying Biscuit" and a "Silver Skillet" to name only a few landmark eateries in Atlanta. If North Hollywood even scratches the surface of Atlanta's unique character, foodie or otherwise, it will be a small miracle in the LA that I am becoming familiar with. The vibe of areas in Metro Atlanta like Little-Five-Points, Virginia-Highland, Midtown, Decatur, and certainly Cabbage Town simply can't be found here in LA as far as I can tell. I've spent time in Silverlake and Echo Park. Perhaps North Hollywood will come close.
For those who don't know, Atlanta is a true melting pot but still very "Americana". Filled with unique cultural complexities and contradictions that permeate every aspect of living there from food to politics, it is unlike any of the places I've ever lived. Food culture runs the gamut from fried chicken and turkey to Brazilian and Kobe beef to sashimi, quinoa, venison and wild boar. As far as politics go, its certainly not "yer grandaddy's" South and stuggles less than other cities with certain problems that once seemed endemic and insurmountable. "High" culture is represented by the award winning ASO, the commendable High Museum, and a local theater community that is alive with unique offerings. The overall nightlife in Atlanta is refreshing; there isn't a photographer on every corner waiting for Paris or Lindsey so posing is pointless and mostly limited to genuinely entertaining funsters. The alterna-culture is not so much "alternative" in the sense that the word is bandied about these days as it is different and off the beaten path. Local artist have galleries throughout Atlanta, many in interesting out of the way confines. Local music sports turntables, synthesizers, pianos, upright bass, distorted and acoustic guitars, marimbas, washboards, fiddles, trumpets, pump organs, garbage can lids and anything else that makes a sound that can be called music from jazz to bluegrass to salsa.
Enough waxing nostalgic. "Whar do I find th' deep fried poke chops n' conbread heya, dadgummit?!?!"
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