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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El Huarique Peruvian Cuisine
If you're hungry at the Venice Boardwalk, don't settle for a sub-par burger: El Huarique is offering excellent Peruvian ceviche.
Gjelina in Venice is one of LA’s most iconic restaurants, but it also doesn’t feel nearly as special as it did when it opened.
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Soot Bull Jeep
One of the only barbecue spots in Koreatown that still only uses coal, Soot Bull Jeep specializes in baby back ribs that are sweet and tender.
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.
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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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