I finally got one of my friends out to Spring Street Smokehouse earlier this week. Since I had been here once before, I had been bragging that SSS was the place for BBQ downtown. Located between Union Station and Chinatown, this BBQ joint is just off the main drag of Ceasar Chavez, lying between Union Station and Chinatown. Like alot of storefronts downtown, its a small space that is packed wall to wall with tables with a small walking path to deliver the savory smoked meats people crave.
When I think of good BBQ, I imagine meat smoked slow enough that it falls off the bone when you try to pick it up off the plate, or so tender that it can be cut with the back of a knife.Read More
When you are in the mood for BBQ, there is no better place to go where they take their time in preparing their food. Do you like ribs that are slow cooked for 8 hours? Or how about beef that is cooked for up to 18 hours? If that is what you consider real BBQ, then look no further than the Smoke City Market on Van Nuys in Sherman Oaks.
I must have passed by this place a handful of times and never noticed it, but it sits on a funky jug handle right hand turn just north of Magnolia Blvd that sits a little farther from veiw, but once you find this place, you notice the smoker on the outside patio adorned with wood tables and benches. When you walk in, you realize that this is a no nonsense BBQ joint, tables and benches throughout the entire place. It kind of made me want the food a little more actually. Decor can go a long way to making a good meal as well.Read More