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Your Single Favorite BBQ Dish in SoCal?

degustateur Jul 2, 2010 10:56 PM

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. parker394 RE: degustateur Jul 2, 2010 11:36 PM

    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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      aizan RE: parker394 Jul 3, 2010 09:00 AM

      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. wienermobile RE: degustateur Jul 2, 2010 11:53 PM

      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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        wienermobile RE: wienermobile Jul 3, 2010 09:31 AM

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

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          mstinawu RE: wienermobile Jul 7, 2010 09:45 AM

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

        2. ipsedixit RE: degustateur Jul 3, 2010 07:35 AM

          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
            Servorg RE: ipsedixit Jul 3, 2010 08:24 AM

            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.

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            aizan RE: degustateur Jul 3, 2010 08:58 AM

            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.

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              RSMBob RE: degustateur Jul 3, 2010 09:03 PM

              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. martyR RE: degustateur Jul 4, 2010 02:45 PM

                I love that pork sandwich at JayBees.

                I got to make time to try Big Mista's

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                  kevin RE: martyR Jul 4, 2010 05:32 PM

                  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. mucho gordo RE: degustateur Jul 4, 2010 05:43 PM

                  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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                    Norm Man RE: mucho gordo Jul 6, 2010 02:25 PM

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

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                      kevin RE: Norm Man Jul 6, 2010 03:30 PM

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

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                        mucho gordo RE: kevin Jul 6, 2010 03:32 PM

                        That's the one, Kevin. Thanks

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                        mucho gordo RE: Norm Man Jul 6, 2010 03:31 PM

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

                    2. orythedog RE: degustateur Jul 9, 2010 09:56 AM

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

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