Outdoor Grill and Handy J Hand Wash
Today was the 7in7 hump-day and it ended up being a bit of a challenge for me. My boss asked me to go with him to Costco during lunch and, being the supportive boss that he is, he suggested that we do the Outdoor Grill for todayâ€™s 7in7 BBQ restaurant. I was actually thinking about doing the Outdoor Grill until L.A. Dining beat me to it. Iâ€™m not trying to say that I canâ€™t review it because they have already done it. Iâ€™m just saying.
The most endearing part of the Outdoor Grill is its proximity to the Handy J Car Wash. Have BBQ and get your car washed is a winning combination in my book. After all this is Los Angeles. I must admit that I have visited this place a few times, usually on the way to Costco, but never to get my car washed. Someday I might.
I ordered a BBQ tri tip & pork rib combo with no side dishes, and no, Iâ€™m not on the Atkins diet (thatâ€™s so spring of â€˜04). The tri-tip I thought was good, but the ribs didnâ€™t entertain me at all. They could have been more tender, and perhaps a little more flavorful. The BBQ sauce was a little too sweet for the tri tip and might have fared a little better on the chicken. I usually order the pork sandwich with a side of mac nâ€™ cheese, which is decent enough to get every time. But I had to go for what I didnâ€™t know.
There was a chicken sandwich that was ordered as well as some BBQ chicken; hopefully the BBQ posse will post comments to let you know how those items were. As far as BBQ goes, they have an impressive grill. Comparing my visit to that of L.A. Dining’s I would have to say that there are some consistency issues with certain items. The BBQ sandwich is a safe bet and when you factor in a car wash this may be all the BBQ that you may ever need. As for me, Iâ€™m off to the next review.
Impressive BBQ pit
BBQ tri tip and rib combo
BBQ chicken sandwich and fries
BBQ chicken and rib combo with a side of mac n’ cheese
The Outdoor Grill
West Los Angeles
12630 1/2 Washington Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90066
18697 Devonshire St. Northridge, CA 91324