LA’s BBQ situation has completely skyrocketed over the last few years, leaving long-time favorites like Baby Blues a bit in the shadows. But to be sure, this Venice original still has the goods and after a long day of suffering through adulthood, you sometimes just need a massive plate of tri-tip in front of you. Get a side of that XXX porno sauce.
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Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
Wurstküche in Venice serves excellent (and interesting) sausages and beers in a modern, casual setting.
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Salazar is a Mexican BBQ restaurant in Frogtown that’s gone from excellent to average in just a few short years. The patio, however, remains great.
Ahgassi Gopchang is a rowdy, smoky BBQ spot in Koreatown with excellent grilled meat.
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Maple Block Meat Co.
LA might never be known as a BBQ town, but the addition of Maple Block in Culver City shows we’re making our way up the ranks.
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