LA's 9 Hottest New Barbecue Joints
When it comes to defining barbecue in Los Angeles, the city's restaurant scene tends to take a global stance rather than a local one. And while Santa Maria–style barbecue is pretty close to home, there's really no such thing as "Los Angeles–style barbecue." Our chefs fuse flavors and techniques from the Carolina, Texas and Memphis handbooks, adding local ingredients and a few culinary twists along the way. The result: Some very delicious 'cue. We have some long-standing favorites, including Phillips, Boneyard Bistro, Baby Blues, Bludso's, JNJ and JR's, but a new class of barbecue joints also deserve to be added to your smoky, rib-filled list. Check them out below.