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Jun 11, 2009 11:14 AM

Baby Blue BBQ in West Hollywood

Can I just tell you how much I love this place. West Hollywood needed a good bbq place for so long and now it has one. I love Memphis styled ribs where a dry rub is used and the ribs are smoked for 12-16 hours until they melt in your mouth. The ribs here are so good you don't need sauce. But if you a sauce kind of person, I recommend the porno sauce which is the extra hot sauce with a sweet undertaste. Yum. The brisket is amazing too, so tender and moist and fragrant. The pulled pork is good but was too moist for me. If you put porno sauce on it, it makes it a whole lot better.

Sides like mac and cheese, fried green tomatoes and hush puppies are good but I stick with the protein.

Place is casual and cool and prices are good to a bit expensive but totally worth it.

I think I'm in love. Sigh. LOL.

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    1. I'm a big fan of their ribs (both beef and pork). However, I hate how they cut their brisket. Other than that, I too love Baby Blues.

      1. I love them especially the ribs with the porno sauce. Try their burger and the banana pudding.

        1. Yes, we all love them, especially the pulled pork & the mac & cheese.

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          1. re: Phurstluv

            I have to say, I was underwhelmed. The Pulled Pork wasn't very good at all. It tasted boiled. Thought the sides were OK. Also thought it was expensive for what you get.

            1. re: bsquared2

              well, not sure when you got your pulled pork. Can't say I've ever gotten it and tasted boiled. Mine has been smoked and delicious. They seem to have an inconsistency problem.

              Tried a lot of mac & cheese in this city - can't say how you think it's not good.

              1. re: Phurstluv

                If they have an "inconsistency problem" does that mean they're consistent? ;-D>

                1. re: Phurstluv

                  It was very blah. The meat was soaked in it's own juices so long that it tasted boiled. Maybe it's been good in the past, but I haven't read very many reviews that were glowing enough to get me to go back. I also had the brisket which was like shredded meat. I've had BBQ all over the country and have never had brisket like that.

                  I didn't get any sense of 'smokiness" in either the pulled pork or the brisket.

                  1. re: bsquared2

                    I have heard that before, about the brisket, but I've never gotten it, and now probably will stick to the ribs and pulled pork.

                    But I have heard he has a smoker the size of a VW bug, not sure if it's at the restaurant (behind it ,maybe?) but the venice location is tiny.

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