Glencrest Bar-B-Que Restaurant in Venice
This has by far been the easiest day to do 7in7. I didnâ€™t have any meetings scheduled during my lunch hour and I could see the light at the end of the reviewing tunnel. I had decided that the 6th BBQ restaurant the 7in7 was going to be the Glencrest Bar-B-Que Restaurant on Abbott Kinney Blvd. in Venice. I had visited the restaurant once, long ago, and couldnâ€™t remember whether I had liked it or not. So why not give it a try and throw so photos up on my blog while Iâ€™m at it.
The restaurant is small with a couple of tables for alfresco dining and a few stools inside. You canâ€™t beat the location on a day that is warm and sunny, like today. It has a very â€œmom and popâ€ feel. As I entered the building there is an undeniable smell of smoked wood, this is always a sign of good BBQ. The menu was written on a mocha colored chalk board and I couldnâ€™t help but notice that the BBQ menu had a soul food twist. The side dishes that were offered included everything from collard greens to mac nâ€™ cheese. They also had a good variety of deserts on the menu, like 7up cake peach cobbler.
The prices were the some of the most reasonable thus far; I had the Bar-B-Que pork rib dinner and a strawberry soda for $10.25. This rib dinner was the most expensive item on the menu, not bad by BBQ standards. I also like the fact that you didnâ€™t have to order the ribs by the rack. The dinner came with two sides, so I opted for the collard greens and red beans and rice.
The ribs were very filling and had a good smoke flavor. My biggest complaint would be that the texture was a bit uneven. They were tender in certain areas and I little tough in others. The collard greens were very satisfying and the corn bread was pretty delicious. The red beans and rice lacked seasoning and flavor. Not sure what happened here. The strawberry soda was the perfect way to wash things down.
The BBQ wasnâ€™t perfect but you canâ€™t beat the location on a sunny California day. Have BBQ and go shopping on Abbot Kinney? Iâ€™m in. Iâ€™m going to have to return and see what their other items are likeâ€¦ and try some sock it to me cake. If you work or live in the area, give them a try.
Chalk board menu, a nice warm touch
View of Abbot Kinney
BBQ rib dinner with two sides and cornbread
mmm, BBQ ribs
Red beans and rice with collard greens
Glencrest Bar-B-Que Restaurant
1146 Abbott Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291