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Apr 17, 2006 10:42 AM

BBQ place that serves Brisket

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Any worthwhile BBQ places that serves good brisket in L.A. or O.C.?


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  1. Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas BBQ in Van Nuys has really good brisket.

    I write the next sentence with trepidation, fearing the backlash that will happen: the brisket at the Swinging Door in North Hollywood is not very good. It tends to be tough.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      I agree with both. Dr. H.W. does a fine brisket. I would prefer mine without the au jus like liquid that they serve with it. I get mine without it & it's much better. As for the swinging door, they just don't match up to the threads of their stepford like faithful.

      1. re: Valley Dude

        phillip's has really good brisket.

        1. re: Valley Dude

          I had the brisket at barnburners on fair oaks for lunch today. pretty darn good. good mac n cheese and cole slaw sides. attractive, attentive staff. good place.

      2. Dr. Hogley Wogley's on Sepulveda, South of Roscoe Bl. in Van Nuys has really good BBQ brisket.

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          Reality Check

          This is a great question. When people ask "Which is the best BBQ?" it's too vague. Some places make great ribs but if you want brisket, that same place may have very average brisket.

          Dr. Hogly IMO has terrible brisket.

          The Beach Pitt is one of the worst BBQ places ever. I've had the pulled pork, brisket, and ribs. All were terrible.

          I like Phillips and Tasty Q brisket.

          Burrell's in Santa Ana isn't too bad.

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          1. re: Reality Check

            The Beach Pit BBQ serves some of the best authentic southern BBQ around. The sauce is fantastic and all of their meats especially the pulled pork and brisket are 1st class.

          2. Zeke's brisket is unfailingly succulent.

            1. I haven't tried the Brisket at Porky's, a new place in Inglewood on Manchester West of the Forum.

              I really like the pulled pork sandwich and the hot links and ribs are good. (If a Chili Head, you might ask for the hotter sauce.)

              I'm looking forward to trying the brisket. I am optimistic and I will report back.