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  • Baby Blues BBQ - LA
    When Danny Fischer and Rick McCarthy first settled into Los Angeles, they missed the tradition of authentic, Southern-inspired barbecue. In an ode to their meat-loving identities, they cracked open a bottle of bourbon and swapped some of their favorite family recipes. Baby Blues BBQ may have been conceived right then, but the work was only beginning. Rick and Danny ventured on a road trip that led them to the barbecue capitals of Carolina, Texas, Memphis, Kansas City, St. Louis, and New Orleans. They learned authentic preparations, meat sourcing strategies, and how locally grown produce can make a dish truly shine. In 2004, Baby Blues BBQ opened its doors boasting a home-style vibe and an all-star roster of smoked meats. Their different backgrounds and regional techniques form what Danny and Rick call hybrid barbecue. Here's a rundown of all the regions represented on the menu. Memphis: Though Danny is hesitant to call any single item on Baby Blues BBQ's menu its specialty, the Memphis ribs certainly stand out. Prepared in the St. Louis style?with the fat and brisket bone cut off?they're dry rubbed with a mixture that's half brown sugar, half 19-spice blend. After slow smoking for about five hours, which chars the rub into a crispy bark, the ribs are grilled until they sizzle. North Carolina: The aforementioned Memphis ribs are finished with a light wash of sauce. Like all of Baby Blues' made-from-scratch sauces, the sauce uses a traditional North Carolina vinegar base. Pulled-pork sandwiches are also a nod to North Carolina recipes, though Danny puts his own spin on them by smoking the shoulder meat in Guinness. Texas: The Texas-style beef ribs are, perhaps predictably, significantly larger than the Memphis ribs. They're big, rich, and marbled, yet still delicate enough to be dismantled with a fork. The Gulf Coast: Although the menu is brimming with barbecue meals, it also includes seafood dishes. Grilled shrimp are topped with a New Orleans?style r?moulade, and the catfish filet is seasoned with Cajun spices and encrusted in cornmeal before it is blackened in a cast-iron skillet.
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    7953 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • Ribs USA
    Diners detect the smoky aroma of their meals before the server even arrives. Within moments, the diners behold a table full of the chefs' specialties?baby-back ribs, pulled pork braised overnight, and beef ribs possessing bones thick enough to double as barbells. In addition to barbecuing meats to fall-off-the-bone tenderness, chefs prepare an array of traditional sides, ranging from corn muffins to collard greens. For group gatherings, Ribs USA's team bundles five catering packages for parties of up to 200.
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    2711 West Olive Avenue
    Burbank, CA US
  • Osaka Teriyaki and BBQ House
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Osaka Teriyaki and BBQ House, a down-home barbecue joint in Burbank. Keep your diet in check at Osaka Teriyaki and BBQ House, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items. At Osaka Teriyaki and BBQ House, kids of all ages are welcome. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Osaka Teriyaki and BBQ House's seasonally available outdoor seating. Osaka Teriyaki and BBQ House is first-come, first-served, so plan accordingly. No need to put on airs for a trip to Osaka Teriyaki and BBQ House — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. You can also grab your food to go. Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Osaka Teriyaki and BBQ House is located near both options. For those who travel by bike, Osaka Teriyaki and BBQ House offers bike racks for diners. Come to Osaka Teriyaki and BBQ House for a satisfying meal that won't break the bank. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Osaka Teriyaki and BBQ House's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
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    1009 W Alameda Ave
    Burbank, CA US
  • Gyu-Kaku Orange County, LA, and Honolulu
    From the bustling streets of Times Square to the equally vivacious streets of Hong Kong, people walk around with smiles after enjoying the japanese barbecue cuisine at Gyu-Kaku. The restaurant has more than 700 locations worldwide, each rooted in the belief that some of the strongest bonds between friends are forged at the dinner table. Groups dine on a huge variety of Japanese dishes, from popular meat and veggie dishes such as Harami Skirt Steak, Kalbi Short Rib, and Mushroom Medley - to unique Japanese-American appetizers such as the Spicy Tuna Volcano, Pork Gyoza Dumplings, and Chicken Karaage. The real excitement takes place around individual grills, however, where diners can barbecue their own slabs of filet mignon, grilled ahi tuna, or chicken with basil sauce until they are ideally tender or encircled by on-duty firemen.
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    163 N La Cienega Blvd
    Beverly Hills, CA US
  • Benihana
    For fresh maki, Beverly Hills' Benihana has got you covered. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu. The bar at Benihana is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Benihana — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Benihana features some of the most affordable happy hour deals in town. Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Benihana. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. The after-work crowd can fill the place up, so be sure to take advantage of reservations at Benihana. The dress code at Benihana is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Benihana. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. Diners can take advantage of curbside valet parking or lot parking close to Benihana. A mid-priced establishment, Benihana offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
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    38 N La Cienega Blvd
    Beverly Hills, CA US
  • Ima Adobo Bowl and Grill
    Grab a seat and dig in! Ima Adobo Bowl and Grill in Glendale offers tasty eats everyone will enjoy. Your large group can all sit together at Ima Adobo Bowl and Grill. Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Ima Adobo Bowl and Grill's tasty dishes at your next party. Drivers will be happy to know that Ima Adobo Bowl and Grill is located near many street and lot parking options. Ima Adobo Bowl and Grill is making the best of both worlds happen: creating food that is full of flavor and affordable! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Ima Adobo Bowl and Grill, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
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    730 S Central Ave
    Glendale, CA US
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