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Baby Blues BBQ

444 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

310-396-7675

There is every reason to be suspicious of newfangled barbecue joints, the kind that try hard to look hip and homespun…

Website: http://babybluesvenice.com

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Barrel & Ashes

11801 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA, 91604

818-623-8883

French Laundry alum Timothy Hollingsworth turns his attention to barbecue in Studio City.

Website: http://barrelandashes.com

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Bludso’s Bar-&-Que

609 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

323-931-2583

We fell in love with Kevin Bludso’s barbecue on a rickety stool at his original Compton shack. The spice-rubbed brisket and stand-a-fork-in-it mac and cheese require no trappings.

Website: http://www.barandque.com/

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Boneyard Bistro

13539 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91423

818-906-7427

If the idea of “rib chic” strikes your fancy, make a reservation. The place is small and packed with folks who like their hickory-smoked baby backs…

Website: http://boneyardbistro.com

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Dr. Hogly Wogly’s Tyler Texas BBQ

8136 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91402

818-780-6701

Generally considered to be home of the best Texas-style barbecue in town…

Website: http://hoglywogly.com

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Gus’s Barbecue

808 Fair Oaks Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91030

626-799-3251

The South Pasadena institution, long regarded more for its neon sign than for its food, has been spiffed up by new owners…

Website: http://gussbbq.com

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Park’s BBQ

955 S Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90006

213-380-1717

There’s Korean barbecue and then there’s Park’s, an unremarkable-looking space where the tables are covered with enough heavily marbled slices of beef to make a butcher weep.

Website: http://parksbbq.com/

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Phillips

4307 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90008

323-292-7613

For a generation of Angelenos, the take-out window of this Leimert Park hole-in-the-wall has been an initiation of sorts…

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The Swinging Door

11018 Vanowen St., Los Angeles, CA, 91605

818-763-8996

Any barbecue joint worth its sauce is often tucked away in a nondescript, rickety location…

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