- The Scene
Just a block away from the corner of Slauson and Crenshaw, this takeout-only shop is smack-dab in a commercial neighborhood. Casually dressed local folks line up to place their orders at an orange Formica counter. Peeling paint, a worn, red linoleum floor and white plastic lawn chairs complete the no-frills decor.
Serving up standard but solid fare, the main surprise at this barbecue shop is that the pork ribs are the least tasty item on the menu; they're far too fatty. Beef ribs are less fatty and have a nice, lightly charred exterior. The real winner here are the links, both beef and chicken. They're well spiced, sliced sausage, covered in just the right amount of tangy sauce. Sides like potato salad and greens tend to be bland, but the classically prepared baked beans are a standout. Quench your thirst with the traditional strawberry or grape soda.
- Barbecue Food 2006 – Audience Winner
- Barbecue Food 2007 – Audience Winner