The 7in7 had a major wrench thrown into the system today. Someone scheduled me for a lunch meeting and didnâ€™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.
I decided to pick up some food from My Brotherâ€™s Bar-B-Q in Woodland Hills. Why not give them a try? After all they have been in business since 1957. The first thing that I have to say is that they have a great sign with a full size cow perched on top. The ambiance is that of a diner/greasy spoon. It feels as though nothing has changed in this BBQ restaurant since 1957.
I ordered a half a rack of BBQ baby back ribs combo and a BBQ chicken tri tip combo. Mashed potatoes, coleslaw and BBQ beans were the sides. They were packaged up neatly, just as BBQ ought to be packaged. You opened up the box and inside there was a plate full of barbecue.
I started in on the tri tip, which had been sliced and then re-grilled. This must have been to give it a grilled flavor and some grill marks. It at least looked good. It came with pre-applied BBQ sauce, which didnâ€™t really add anything. I was unimpressed. The chicken was better even though I came extra charred. As for the BBQ baby back ribs, well, there was nothing too exciting to report. The sides were good, especially the BBQ baked beans. Pretty tasty. I will have to chalk up this $36.00 take-out meal to experience. Oh well, live and learn.
Everything was packed up nice
Half a rack BBQ babyback ribs
BBQ chicken and tri tip combo
My Brother’s Bar-B-Q
21150 Ventura Blvd.