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Your Single Favorite BBQ Dish in SoCal?

What and where is your single favorite BBQ dish in SoCal? This would be the one BBQ dish that you would opt for if you had to forsake all others AND whose do you prefer most. Everything is fair game: ribs (which kind/cut?), brisket, tri-tip, sliced beef, pork shoulder, chicken, hot links, turkey necks, whatever. Only one favorite per post/poster please.

Mine is the pork shoulder at Jay Bee’s (sauce on the side).

Jay Bee's House of Fine Bar-B-Que
15911 S. Avalon Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 532-1064


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  1. I like the pulled pork sammich at Baby Blues BBQ in Venice! Great ribs too!

    Baby Blues BBQ
    444 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

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    1. re: parker394

      baby blues made some of the worst pulled pork and ribs i've tried. i could into more detail, but let's just say i don't recommend it!

    2. The Seasoned Prime Short Rib • 양념갈비 at Parks BBQ.

      Park's BBQ
      955 S. Vermont Ave, Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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      1. re: wienermobile

        If you don't want to include Korean than it's Big Mista's BBQ brisket. Best I've had out side of Austin.

        1. re: wienermobile

          I have to agree their short rib is pretty damn good.

        2. Pulled Pork Sandwich at BigMista's


          Kobe at Park's BBQ.

          Park's BBQ
          955 S. Vermont Ave, Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            American (Southern/Texas/Fly Over State style) BBQ and Korean BBQ are such totally different beasts that I can't see any comparison.

            So for straight up American BBQ there is nothing finer than Hogly Wogly brisket when it is ON (like the old days).

            Korean BBQ is wonderful in any of its iterations - but their marinated pork belly http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2488/3... is even more delectable than beef to me, and Park's rules the roost in LA when comparing places I have been to.

          2. the most incredible hunk of barbecued meat i've ever eaten was a beef rib i had last summer at bludso's, but i'm gonna have to go with their spare ribs.

            1. I've got 2:

              1. Baby back (pork) ribs at Tulsa Rib Company in Orange (throw in a side of Tulsa potatoes, please).
              2. Tri-tip from Buckboard BBQ in Upland.

              1. I love that pork sandwich at JayBees.

                I got to make time to try Big Mista's

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                1. re: martyR

                  i concur on the beef brisket from Big Mista along of course with some burnt ends of the brisket, and then mac n cheese, some greens, a couple of their red velvet cupcakes for good measure.

                  speaking of which that was my breakfast earlier this morning.

                2. The bbq beef sandwiches at Mom's are tops. The beefy taste really stands out and the roll holds up well. Their pork sandwich comes next followed by the chicken. All come with one side.

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                  1. re: mucho gordo

                    Mucho gordo, which Mom's has the great BBQ Beef sammies? Mom's on Imperial Highway or Mom's on Vanowen in Van Nuys?

                    1. re: Norm Man

                      i believe gordo is talking about Mom's on Vanowen in Van Nuys, in case he doesn't get a chance to respond.

                      1. re: Norm Man

                        Sorry, Norm. It's the one on Vanowen.

                    2. Bludsos ribtips with spicy sauce: tasty, texture, authentic.