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Apr 29, 2012 05:56 PM

Dave & Romero's Texas Best BBQ-Studio City/Sherman Oaks

Just stumbled upon some amazing BBQ, these guys setup daily 3-8pm daily in the parking lot of a small grocery store on the corner of Moorpark & Coldwater.

I met the owner Dave just now after having my meal, these guys are pit master TX champions cooking on those big cookers you see on cookout shows.

You choose your meats and sides and its all to go for $15.00

I shall return, here's some photos I just took too.!



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  1. Looks great. Brisket, ribs, potato salad and bbq beans - what's the verdict?

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    1. re: bulavinaka

      I went for the Beef ribs which were quite tasty, though I prefer pork of the two. I also had the tri-tip which was cooked perfectly. The owner gave me a taste of both the chicken & pork links which both had a nice snap to them. For my sides I chose the potatoe salad & baked beans, both quite tasty. Next time I will try the garlic potatoe slices and maybe some bbq asparagus. The owner was raving about the pasta salad dish just cooked too. They are out nightly, not just weekends.

      1. re: Hypnotic23

        > They are out nightly, not just weekends.

        Except for Monday and Tuesday, according to their website.

        1. re: Peripatetic

          I went tonight, Wednesday 12/12/2012 and they were not there. The guy inside the store said only on the weekends now.

          1. re: orythedog

            They now have a brick and mortar store on Riverside Drive at Laurel Canyon (old Pat's restaurant, next to the bar)

    2. Yes, they have been there for around 6 months, but generally on the weekends only, at the M&M Market. It looks fly-by-night to drive by.
      Glad you had the nerve to try it out.
      I still get my quarterly fix of ribs at the Boneyard!

      1. Thanks for the heads up. Did they mention if they carry all meats all the time? Also, do they sell the meats ala carte or is the combo the only option?

        1. My wife bought an entire tri-tip and I thought it was a bargain ($39.95) and cooked to med-rare. Love BB as a restaurant but would not hesitate to get food for the house at this location.

          1. thanks for the heads up cause all the BBQ joints in the valley or anywhere for that matter have long ago gone away

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            1. re: iL Divo

              smoke city in sherman oaks is very good. beef ribs, brisket, and pastrami are all very good at smoke city.

              i've been tempted to try texas best everytime i drive by it but haven't yet. will need to do so soon.

              1. re: cdub

                Agree, smoke city is very good. I go there when I have a doctors appointment down the street. But I believe that is Van Nuys, not SO.

                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                  i think you're right though it's probably close to each border.

                  i always thought the chicken was smoke city's weakest.

                  the chicken at texas best was really good.

                  1. re: cdub

                    Oh, yes, it's def close, just know that my doc's formal address says Van Nuys, and he's about two blocks away, right off the freeway.

                    I have never tried the chicken, not usually something I order at BBQ restos, I order the things that i don't make as well, since I no longer have a smoker, like brisket & pastrami. I do really like their pastrami, though.

                    1. re: cdub

                      "i think you're right though it's probably close to each border. "

                      That's what is called a distinction without a difference...(If you're talking apartment rents it may well be important though). ;-D>

                      1. re: Servorg

                        You could ask the mayors of Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys -- they could probably tell you. Interestingly, they are both named Antonio Villaraigosa.

                2. re: iL Divo

                  The Boneyard Bistro has not only NOT gone away, but is doing a better business than you should expect. It is not your hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint that you typically envision, but the 'cue is good, the ambiance more upscale, yet the prices are not that different.
                  Maybe that is why they are packed nearly every night.
                  Also, fried chicken on Mondays, and a very good selection of both beer & wine.

                  1. re: carter

                    while i do respet your opinion, i have never left boneyard thinking i got a great meal and the money was well spent.

                    i've never felt that their bbq was that great. their food is pretty expensive.

                    they do have an impressive beer list. their cocktail program is in desperate need of an upgrade. considering the liqour list that they carry, i always wish they'd put more time into making really good craft cocktails.

                    they are always busy but so are cheesecake factories...

                    1. re: carter

                      Would you say it's better than Mr. Cecil's? i'm trying to get a comparison and learn what the difference is between the two.

                      1. re: carter

                        I found Boneyard Bistro to be woeful—mediocre BBQ, way overpriced, bad service, the whole lot. We always welcome a new BBQ option around these parts, and have found something to like at each, except for Boneyard Bistro.

                        1. re: farmertomato

                          What about their Deep Fried Mac & Cheese? Also DUG the Cowboy Rib-Eye and Onion Ring Tower.

                          1. re: farmertomato

                            But I do have to say the last time I went it just was not that great. And their prices
                            keep creeping up. However, in the past (maybe within the first year or two in operation),
                            they did make a great sundae and great special Venison topped with a slab of seared foie
                            gras and an exceptional spicey BBQ sauce. Does anyone happen to remember this dish ? Even
                            roughly five or six years ago, the venison special was about 40 dollars.

                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                Just a little bit of backstory context.

                                Perhaps it's not relevant.

                          2. re: carter

                            I still have to say for the Valley (at least), it's Smoke City. Though I do have a soft spot for Mom's BBQ, especially their fresh from the box, Duncan Hines-style layer cakes made the only way possible: the old fashioned way.