JR’s Barbeque in Culver City
After doing 7 straight BBQ restaurant reviews in 7 days last week (the 7in7) I began to have cravings for guess what? More BBQ. These cravings exponentially increased after seeing Sylvieâ€™s post on her blog, Soul Fusion Kitchen, about JR’s Barbeque. She has great photos and insight into a restaurant that she frequents. Sylvie had recommended that I give them a try. I only have one thing to say to thatâ€¦ thank you Sylvie.
There was one thing about JRâ€™s Barbecue restaurant that I found to be very compelling and that was the atmosphere. Upon entering, we were greeted with smiles and genuine hospitalityâ€¦ a very difficult thing to find in Los Angeles. We felt very much at home. The smell of smoked BBQ didnâ€™t hurt either. We knew that we were in for something special.
I was super delighted to see spareribs on the menu as well as a great dessert selection. I ordered the small dinner, which was more than enough food for lunch. My meal came with two sides, I got the coleslaw and BBQ beans. The rest of the BBQ Posse ordered BBQ brisket sandwich, BBQ chicken sandwich and a pulled pork sandwich.
The spareribs were superb! Absolutely. Smokey, tender and flavorful. I was furious! Yes, furious. I was furious that nobody had ever told me about JRâ€™s Barbecue restaurant before (Except for one co-worker, MattyL., but who listens to him?). Needless to say, I was very pleased with the ribs. The coleslaw was pretty incredible. The texture was crisp and refreshing. The slight sweetness complemented the BBQ ribs perfectly. The BBQ beans were slightly sweeter than I prefer, but good nonetheless.
E-Mike, a member of the BBQ Posse who joined me for lunch, commented that his pulled pork sandwich was the third best that he had ever eaten. Third best might not sound that great, but he has eaten BBQ pulled pork sandwiches all across America (including Memphis) and the number one and two werenâ€™t even in this state. He is sort of a self-proclaimed BBQ pulled pork sandwich connoisseur. We finished off the lunch with a piece of 7up cake and headed back to work.
Small BBQ spare rib dinner with BBQ beans and coleslaw
BBQ brisket sandwich with a side of potato salad
BBQ chicken sandwich with a side of potato salad
BBQ pulled pork sandwich with a side of BBQ beans
7up cake, sweet!
3055 So. La Cienega Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232