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Top two favorite BBQ pork rib joints in L.A.?

Hershey Bomar Jun 29, 2010 01:14 PM

Please let me know your top two favorite BBQ joints in L.A. Favorite and runner-up in that order.

I see BBQ threads all the time but they get wordy. I don't want you to write reviews. I don't care about parking, service, chipped plates, etc.

I don't want to know who does the best Mac-n-Cheese, brisket, yams, just your favorite pork ribs -- baby back ribs, spare ribs, St. Louis ribs, Kansas City ribs, rib tips, small ends, whatever.

The only rule is if you don't see wood smoke, or a BBQ smoker, then you can't vote for them.

My number 1: Phillips -- Leimert Park

Number 2. Phillips -- Crenshaw Blvd

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    aizan RE: Hershey Bomar Jun 29, 2010 05:39 PM

    1. Bludso's -- Long Beach Blvd.
    2. Phillips II -- Centinela Ave.

    If caterers/vendors qualified, The Park's Finest would be #2 and Bigmista's would tie for #3.

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      VealParmGuy RE: Hershey Bomar Jun 29, 2010 05:57 PM

      JnJ Burger Shack & BBQ on Adams.

      I agree with your rule about seeing the smoke, it's what turned me off of JR's BBQ on La Cienega a while back and helped me find JnJ.

      Burger Shack
      9868 Garvey Ave, El Monte, CA 91733

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        PinkKang RE: Hershey Bomar Jun 29, 2010 06:32 PM

        Rattler's Barbecue

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          Hershey Bomar RE: PinkKang Jun 30, 2010 03:41 PM

          Please tell me more about Rattler's as the name is new to me.

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            valleygirl617 RE: Hershey Bomar Jul 1, 2010 05:22 PM

            If it's the Rattler's I'm thinking of:

            Rattler's BBQ
            26495 Golden Valley Rd.
            Santa Clarita

            The first time I went there, it was wonderful. The last time, it was less so.

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          carter RE: Hershey Bomar Jun 29, 2010 07:00 PM

          Boneyard Bistro in sherman oaks

          Boneyard Bistro
          13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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            degustateur RE: Hershey Bomar Jun 29, 2010 07:27 PM

            I'm with you, Hershey:

            1. Phillip’s (Chino)
            2. Phillip’s (Leimert Park)

            Go for the rib tips, mixed sauce on the side. Best bite, best flavor, best deal.

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              reality check RE: Hershey Bomar Jun 30, 2010 02:23 AM

              You do know that "pork ribs" include baby back, spare ribs and St. Louis ribs-which are spare ribs with the "tips" cut off.

              JR's does use wood smoke, they just don't make good BBQ.

              My choices for pork ribs- spare ribs.

              1. Phillips
              2. J n J

              1. martyR RE: Hershey Bomar Jun 30, 2010 04:47 PM

                J n J Ribs and Burgers

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                  Hershey Bomar RE: martyR Jul 1, 2010 02:05 PM

                  Excuse my ignorance but is there more then just the one Jaybee's in Gardena? I ate there after they won the chowhound poll back in like 2000.

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                    reality check RE: Hershey Bomar Jul 1, 2010 09:49 PM

                    No, only one Jay Bees in LA area. I've found their ribs to be fatty and gristly.

                2. A5 KOBE RE: Hershey Bomar Jun 30, 2010 06:24 PM

                  1. Bludso's
                  2. JnJ

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