LA’s BBQ situation has completely skyrocketed over the last few years, leaving long-time favorites like Baby Blues a bit in the shadows. But to be sure, this Venice original still has the goods and after a long day of suffering through adulthood, you sometimes just need a massive plate of tri-tip in front of you. Get a side of that XXX porno sauce.
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Blue Bottle Coffee
Blue Bottle on Abbot Kinney might not be the coolest coffee shop any more, but the coffee is still good, and there are usually food trucks outside.
Real deal Italian pizza at the quiet end of Abbot Kinney - complete with real deal charming Italians.
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A small restaurant in a big Lomita strip mall, Hikari is a Japanese BBQ spot where you go to grill meat over hot coals.
Birdeye is a Venice-based bird pop-up (try saying that ten times fast) operating out of Dudley Market.
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Maple Block Meat Co.
LA might never be known as a BBQ town, but the addition of Maple Block in Culver City shows we’re making our way up the ranks.
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