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Jun 9, 2006 05:24 PM

bbq place where sunset turns into cesar chavez??

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can anyone tell me about this place? i dont know why, but the place intrigues me. it seems like they do a lot of catering, but i think i saw a take out spot. thanks for any info

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  1. It's a family run joint called BBQ King. I've had the BBQ chicken there before, which was OK. I spent the entire meal staring at my BF who was devouring his BBQ ribs, which he claimed were really good. They also serve a hamburger that was featured on the food network because it is placed toward the bottom of the smoke barrel and soaks up all the BBQ rib drippings, etc. You get a bunch of sides (mac-n-cheese, collard greens, sweet potatoes, etc.) with your order.

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    1. re: Elle Woods

      hmmm that burger sounds good. thanks for the 411 elle

      1. re: Elle Woods

        hmmm yea i live right by there and pass it all the time. think i'll have to try it now...

        1. re: Elle Woods

          Yep. Decent bbq, good burgers and fries, but unbelievably erratic service. (Sometimes everything's just fine, and sometimes it takes 45 minutes to get a burger.)

        2. The burger is huge. They often sell out of the greens early.

          1. I live near there and consequently have eaten there at least a dozen times. one consistent thing is how long it takes to make the food. even if you call ahead, which i do, it can still take 20 minutes after youi arrive to get the grub. the other consistent thing is how your clothes will become filled with smoke if you wait for your order and the wind is blowing in the wrong direction.

            don't get me wrong, i appreciate that this place is around, considering that almost every other option nearby is strictly thai or chinese, but the place has some problems. for one, almost everything there tastes like smoke, no real flavor to the meats. the greens are terrible, not even the requisite vingar and hot sauce deluge can salvage them.

            the bright spots: their pork tenderloin sandwich is a marvel: moist, huge, delicious. their bbq sauce is pretty good too.

            It's worth a try i guess if you're in the neighborhood, but this is NOT a destination hounding opportunity

            1. We've had ribs, chicken and some sides. Not the best, but not bad. Definitely worth it if you're in the neighborhood and craving bbq

              1. I stopped going there when they were practicing deception by stating that they were selling brisket when it was just plain old roast beef.

                I beleive that it was originally African American owned and has since been bought out by Asians. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

                I used to really like their fries which I believe were cooked in a cast iron skillet as oppossed to being deep fried in a fry basket.

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                1. re: JB

                  I thought Ex-Mayor Riordon was the owner???

                  1. re: JB
                    Reality Check

                    You maybe thinking of a different place. I've been to Texas BBQ King a couple times and they owners are African-Americans. I rarely if ever see any Asians there.