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

ns1 Mar 27, 2014 01:41 PM

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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    jessejames RE: ns1 Mar 27, 2014 01:44 PM

    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.

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      Ipso Facto RE: ns1 Mar 27, 2014 02:00 PM


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        elmoz RE: Ipso Facto Mar 27, 2014 02:04 PM

        Chili cheese fries

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          ns1 RE: Ipso Facto Mar 27, 2014 02:05 PM

          CCF = chili cheese fries
          PCCF = pastrami chili cheese fries

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            kevin RE: ns1 Mar 27, 2014 02:26 PM

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

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            nosh RE: Servorg Mar 27, 2014 06:30 PM

            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...

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              ns1 RE: nosh Mar 27, 2014 06:34 PM

              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.

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            ns1 RE: ns1 Mar 28, 2014 01:08 PM

            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. TonyC RE: ns1 Mar 28, 2014 01:15 PM

              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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                ns1 RE: TonyC Mar 28, 2014 01:50 PM

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

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                  ns1 RE: TonyC Apr 3, 2014 12:27 PM

                  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.

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                  ns1 RE: ns1 Mar 28, 2014 01:51 PM

                  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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                    kevin RE: ns1 Mar 28, 2014 02:49 PM

                    where does this truck park at again ????

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

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                      ns1 RE: kevin Mar 28, 2014 02:53 PM

                      depends on the day, check twitter.

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

                  2. orythedog RE: ns1 Apr 3, 2014 01:38 PM

                    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...

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