Barbecue Los Angeles

Los Angeles Skyline

Thanks go out to Mr. BBQ Lover, a fellow BBQ enthusiast. He has suggested many barbecue restaurants to include in the BBQ Junkie reviews. Another shout-out to my other readers who have offered their BBQ recommendations as well. Over the summer, I would like to review as many of these establishments as is possible. So, I am taking recommendations on any additional barbecue restaurants in Los Angeles or anywhere else in Southern California.

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BBQ Competition

Put your barbecue skills to the test at the 6th Annual Surf & Turf BBQ competition in Imperial Beach, CA.

JR’s Barbeque

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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 Sylvie’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 that… thank you Sylvie.

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Grill temperature

Hold your hand carefully right above the grill and count “BBQ Junkie, one. BBQ Junkie, two…” and so on.

Jax Bar and Grill

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Jax Bar and Grill in Glendale.

Tonight’s 7in7 BBQ restaurant review was close to being a complete disaster. Someone in the BBQ Junkie’s inner circle had highly recommended Jax in Glendale. “Sure, why not?” I thought to myself. Jazz and BBQ would be the perfect way to end the 7in7.

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Glencrest Bar-B-Que Restaurant

Glencrest Bar-B-Que in Venice
Glencrest Bar-B-Que Restaurant in Venice

This has by far been the easiest day to do 7in7. I didn’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 couldn’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 I’m at it.

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My Brother’s Bar-B-Q

My Brother\'s BBQ sign

The 7in7 had a major wrench thrown into the system today. Someone scheduled me for a lunch meeting and didn’t even bother to have it catered by a BBQ restaurant. This was beginning to smell a little bit like sabotage, but it would take more than a lunch meeting to keep the BBQ Junkie down. Much more.

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Outdoor Grill

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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 today’s 7in7 BBQ restaurant. I was actually thinking about doing the Outdoor Grill until L.A. Dining beat me to it. I’m not trying to say that I can’t review it because they have already done it. I’m just saying.

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No-Fuss Carne Asada

Once you get your meat, all you have to do is grill it and you’re a star.

Santa Maria Barbecue Company

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Santa Maria Barbecue Company in Culver City

What to do today for the 7in7? I have a late start on lunch, 12:30, and I have to be back for a 1:30 meeting. Who schedules a 1:30 meeting during the week of the 7in7? That’s another story. Going off of a tip from a co-worker, we decide to put Santa Maria Barbecue Company to the BBQ Junkie test.

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