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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

  1. A5 KOBE Jun 30, 2010 06:24 PM

    1. Bludso's
    2. JnJ

    1. martyR Jun 30, 2010 04:47 PM

      J n J Ribs and Burgers

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      1. re: martyR
        Hershey Bomar 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.

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

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

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        reality check 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

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          degustateur 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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            carter Jun 29, 2010 07:00 PM

            Boneyard Bistro in sherman oaks

            Boneyard Bistro
            13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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              PinkKang Jun 29, 2010 06:32 PM

              Rattler's Barbecue

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              1. re: PinkKang
                Hershey Bomar Jun 30, 2010 03:41 PM

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

                1. re: Hershey Bomar
                  valleygirl617 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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                VealParmGuy 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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                  aizan 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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