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

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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      Burger Shack
      9868 Garvey Ave, El Monte, CA 91733

        1. re: PinkKang

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

          1. re: Hershey Bomar

            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.

        2. Boneyard Bistro in sherman oaks

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          Boneyard Bistro
          13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

          1. 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.