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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Mao’s is as close to a reliable, neighborhood Chinese spot as we have on the Westside.
Scopa Italian Roots
Scopa serves very solid Italian-American food, but this Venice spot is more about having a fun night out.
Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
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Village Tavern’s not fine dining but if you pick your dish right, you can still have a good time. And even if you pick your food wrong, this place is just too damn likeable for you to get <i>too</i> upset.
L.A. Brisket is a shop in Chinatown that specializes in all things barbecue - if the name didn't already clue you in to that fact.
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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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