Dr. Hogly Wogly’s is recognized as one of Los Angeles’ foremost BBQ destinations. Although it claims to by Tyler Texas style BBQ, this San Fernando Valley restaurant has become a significant ingredient in the Los Angeles barbecue vernacular. If you aren’t the type of person who likes to barbecue, or perhaps doesn’t have the time to barbecue, but are a fan of barbecue, I would recommend going to see the Doctor.
There are many offerings on the menu such a spare ribs, center cut spare ribs, beef ribs, brisket, chicken, links and more. You get two choice of barbecue sauce that are place on the table not the meat, mild and spicy. They have the standard assortment of flavorsome side dishes, potato salad, slaw, baked beans and macaroni salad. Most places you either have good barbecue and dreadful side dishes or visa versa. They also offer a pretty good sweet potato pie… one recommendation is that you don’t get it warmed up, or maybe that’s just me.
The portions are rather generous and if you are so inclined, you may get a doggie bag. Anyone who has experienced Dr. Hogly Wogly’s knows that their doggie bags actually look like doggie bags. No, not shaped like dogs, but more like the ones that you would take with you when you walk your dog. The waitresses have a bundle of plastic bags strapped to their apron that are used for leftovers. They scoop up the leftovers off of your plate as though they were cleaning up after a dog. No worries, it is then knotted and placed into a paper bag. Not a great mental image to leave you with, but it is all part of the Wogly charm.
A plate of delicious spare ribs topped with a couple of sweet pickles. Sounds weird, but they taste so good. You also get a freshly baked bun along with your meal, perfect for soppin’ up the sauce.
Hot link sandwich.
Tasty side dishes.
Dr. Hogly Wogly’s