HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

Discussion

Crossroads Barbecue - Sepulveda Blvd. @ National WLA

I noticed as I pedaled by about an hour ago that the old Hamburger Hamlet space on Sepulveda just north of National has a banner drapped across the front of the building announcing the imminent opening of "Crossroads Barbecue."

I don't recall seeing anything here on the LA board about it, and I looked at Eater LA and didn't see anything there either. Anyone have any additional information?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I found this info on Grub Street. also a Mexican Restaurant.

    http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/2010...

    Connections to Dinah's Restaurant.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Ogawak

      Thanks, Ogawak. The only thing that gives me pause is that this being brought to us from the owners of Dinah's. But it's not far for us, and the concept of Mexican and true BBQ side by side is interesting.

      1. re: Servorg

        It's actually the heir to the Dinah's fortune, but the menu looks interesting. We'll have to wait and see.

        1. re: Ogawak

          I hope Crossroads Barbecue doesn't use the same recipe for ribs as Dinah's. Those ribs makes Tony Roma's appealing.

      2. re: Ogawak

        This place sounds a little weird. I don't get the name Bubba Diego's for an "authentic" mexican restaurant. Doesn't sound promising. West LA BBQ? I'll keep my mind open, but "Crossroads" sounds a little generic. I like my BBQ named after the owner. To me, that is like planting a flag.

      3. I'll ask again, has Crossroads Barbecue opened yet?

        21 Replies
          1. re: Servorg

            Any news about Crossroads Barbecue?

            1. re: reality check

              Still paper over the windows as of 2:15 AM Saturday, March 26th.

              1. re: Servorg

                They must use a different dictionary than I do. Imminent doesn't mean almost four months later.

                1. re: Servorg

                  Before anyone asks, still not open. I took a little detour on my morning ride and pedaled by about an hour ago. Still paper over the windows of both Crossroads and Bubba's (very tightly papered over - can't even peek in). However the huge dumpsters that were in the back parking lot are gone - so that must be a good sign (or it's an indication that they've completely given up - which is hopefully NOT the case... ;-D>).

                  1. re: Servorg

                    This http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/2011... says they should be open but I didn't go by again this morning on my AM ride, so if someone else drives by can they take a peek and see if it looks like they're open.

                    1. re: Servorg

                      Called the number that was listed and was told it should open in a week or two. Same as the story which was posted March 17th. Guess I need to use their dictionary to look up the meaning of one, two, and weeks.

                      1. re: Servorg

                        Pedaled by 45 minutes ago. Paper down on the Bubba's Diego side. All the tables and chairs and other furnishings are in place. Shades down on the Crossroads side, so couldn't see if they kept the booth arrangement that Hamburger Hamlet had. Looks like they are on the cusp of opening, tomorrow or the day after? Keeping my fingers crossed for good food in our immediate neighborhood.

                        1. re: Servorg

                          "Keeping my fingers crossed for good food in our immediate neighborhood." Just go across the street to the bagel bakery.

                          1. re: ChinoWayne

                            Immediately across the street from Crossroads/Bubba's is an IHOP...which I don't count as having good food. Do they still have the bagel place in the shopping center with CVS/Von's?

                            1. re: Servorg

                              Bagel Factory is still there.

                              It's part of the chain whose main store is on Robertson, near Cadillac (or on Cadillac, near Robertson). I think they have a South Bay location as well.

                              I never write about bagels on CH, but Bagel Factory has my favorite bagels in L.A. They have good soups and hommos, too. Bagel Factory is kosher (for those interested) and the soups are (I believe) vegan.

                              -----
                              Bagel Factory
                              2320 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

                              1. re: Servorg

                                What, you never tried the buttermilk bagel with maple syrup? Yes, as noted by PaulF, the bagel joint in the shopping center, used to be (circa 1985) my regular place to get my bagels on a Sunday morning.

                                1. re: ChinoWayne

                                  I am a true Southern Californian through and through when I comes to bagels. The less they are like the "H & H" style bagel, the better I like them... ;-D>

                                  1. re: ChinoWayne

                                    buttermilk bagel with maple syrup? rally??? i'm so there.

                                    1. re: kevin

                                      Kevin, if that gets your motor running then you need to get some fresh bacon maple doughnuts from the Nickel Diner downtown...

                                      -----
                                      Nickel Diner
                                      524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

                                      1. re: Servorg

                                        so does that bagel joint, have buttermilk bagels with maple syrup?

                                        i will be hitting up nickel diner today.

                                        1. re: kevin

                                          That was the perverse sense of humor by CW coming into play based on my mention of the only place directly across the street from Crossroads/Bubba Diego's being IHOP. So, NO buttermilk bagels available that I know of...

                              2. re: Servorg

                                Actually was able to suss out a phone number (310.795.4348) for them and someone (a woman) answered and said that it looks like their opening will be sometime next week.

                                1. re: Servorg

                                  Yes, that's the number I called and wrote, about five days ago.

                                  Called the number that was listed and was told it should open in a week or two. Same as the story which was posted March 17th. Guess I need to use their dictionary to look up the meaning of one, two, and weeks.

                                2. re: Servorg

                                  Other than the fact that I think you're a whackjob (with all due respect!!) for biking at that hour of day, you're a good Boy and a good Chowhound for your secretive investigative reporting!!

                    2. The original comment has been removed
                      1. The original comment has been removed
                        1. The original comment has been removed