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BBQ Hounds: Check out Burnt to a Crisp Truck. Need your expert opinion.

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I've been hitting up this BBQ joint for the past couple of weeks because, well, they're awesome.

They advertise themselves as "TX style" bbq - lots of brisket, some pulled pork & sausage. I've had the CCF twice now (once with chopped brisket) and the brisket sandwich and man is that brisket tasty.

The CCF ($8, +$2 for chopped brisket) is fucking HUGE. First time I tried to attack it myself, it looked like I barely touched it. I went again and tried to attack it with the wifey, and it STILL looked like we barely touched it. Bigger (and better, imo) than Hat's PCCF, and I loooooove Hat's PCCF. Maybe it's the jalapenos.

The brisket sandwich itself ($10) was also glorious; never had a brisket sandwich this way before (onions/pickles), reminded me of a legit McRib. By buying the sandwhich I was really able to sample the meat - very well seasoned w/o being too salty, with incredible smoke flavor.

As I am not a BBQ expert, I cannot compare this to the other heavy hitters (BM, Bludsos, Horse Thief). I will say however that it is the best brisket I've had in SoCal, based on my admittedly small sample.

I am posting this so that maybe one of you more knowledgeable hounds might try it out and report back. Super nice dudes as well.


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  1. Looks great.
    Horse thief is no heavy hitter. They suck and you get like two-three dominos worth of their non-smoky meat for a pile of money.

        1. re: Ipso Facto

          CCF = chili cheese fries
          PCCF = pastrami chili cheese fries

          1. re: ns1

            Hmmm. Yeah. I was wondering what ppcf meant too.

          1. re: Servorg

            This truck sets up on the S/E corner of Wilshire and Barrington? I guess on the lot where the big 7-11 and longtime Baskin-Robbins are? Awesome.

            Chili has beans!?! At a Texas-style place? Not awesome...

            1. re: nosh

              Yes, there are some beans but not a lot. I did not mind them in my chili (I'm usually a no beans kinda guy). I did not particularly care for their baked beans.

          2. I know one of you suckas went cuz they told me one of you went cuz of this post. So how was it? Lol

            1. 1) would they slice the brisket 3x as thick?
              2) do they do anything but studio town/NoHo and... wherever the hell that other BFE westside stop is?

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              1. re: TonyC

                Probably. They seem nice enough. Ask them on twitter.

                1. re: TonyC

                  Just spoke to them:

                  Yes they will slice the brisket thicker on request. They will also start doing more runs on the west side/hollywood.

                2. I just can't resist. This might be my new meal. Some of the best fries I've had from a truck too. No BBQ sauce required.

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                  1. re: ns1

                    where does this truck park at again ????

                    and what does "BFE" stand for ???? for us internet Luddigetes out there.

                    1. re: kevin

                      depends on the day, check twitter.

                      bfe = bumfuck egypt (Or any of it's derivatives).

                  2. They are nice guys and aim to please. I noticed the (713) area code on the website, and like me, they are originally from Houston, TX. Their brisket is for real as are their Texas roots, as evidenced by the pickles and onion on the sandwiches. The chili is tasty too, but the baked beans, not so much. But hey, the meat is tasty. Would recommend without hesitation, although my heart belongs to Kevin Bludso. Will be back to try more stuff...

                    1. Visited this truck again today. I'm convinced they're using the lean flat cut only for their brisket, which is why it's so different Bludso's uber fatty melt in your mouth brisket. I guess I should ask.

                      Because of that, my preference for burnt to a crisp brisket is chopped on top of...everything.

                      For an entree, my new favorite is their sausage. Totally awesome smoked sausage with bbq jalapenos and onions. Fantastic.

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                      1. re: ns1

                        Where was it ns1?
                        My fairly cursory reading of their website/fb seemed to indicate the are off for the holiday.
                        I need to check this one out.

                        1. re: Ciao Bob

                          They troll the Burbank/NoHo area; I rarely see them venture outside of SFV, maybe the occasional stop by the westside.

                          Most common stops are WB Records, Tiki No, Universal City Food trucks (weekdays), and Victory/Buena Vista. They have a few other obscure entertainment industry stops.

                          In other words, they seem to do a lot of business with the entertainment industry.

                          1. re: ns1

                            how is Tiki No ?????

                            is that a new joint, or has it been there for decades ????

                            1. re: kevin

                              been there for a while, bar program just got reworked last year. Haven't been, but it's on the list. They do food trucks every Thursday and you can bring your food inside.