A quick #Korean #BBQ #snack while perusing cheesy tourist gifts at The Farmers Market. #food #foodporn #yum #instafood #yummy #amazing #instagood #lunch #fresh #tasty #foodie #delish #delicious #eating #foodpic #foodpics #eat #hungry #foodgasm #hot #foods (at Farmer’s Market, La Korea Korean B.B.Q. at The Grove)
Happy Fat Tuesday!! Fatten up your eyes with Slater 50/50’s new burger of the month: the Asian BBQ Pork Belly Burger. It’s a marinated half pound pork belly with a sunny side up egg, fried wontons, and Asian BBQ sauce on vegetable chop suey. Served on a brioche bun.
#LAFoodiePodcast: Lukshon, LA Times’ Dominic Riley, Reddit gift exchange
This week on the L.A. Foodie podcast, Drew and Ben review the new restaurant from the guys who brought you Father’s Office, the Asian-fusion spot Lukshon, put stuff in LA Times’ food writer Dominic Riley's mouth, talk about weekend travel adventures to Santa Maria and Kansas City, and discuss the package they received from some random dude on Reddit.
Is the small-plates trend worth it? Will Dominic correctly guess what’s in his mouth? What kind of BBQ reigns supreme? (I vote for Texas, but I don’t think I get a say.) Listen and find out.
Here’s a handy guide to skipping to a segment of the show:
1:08 The origin story of Dominic and how he came to be on the show.
2:45 Lukshon discussion. Here’s a link to the Sarah Beth “FoodFucker“‘s Yelp fiasco we mentioned.
14:15 Santa Maria BBQ discussion.
24:50 Dominic discusses Bucado across the street.
36:20 Yelp/CounterYelp. Here are links to quotes from Ray and Padraic
39:45 WDWPIYM? (What did we put in your mouth?) segment with Dominic Riley
45:15 Bookin’ Up A Storm (new segment!) cookbook reviews
Pulled Pork, Craft Beer, Bacon Cupcakes at #GetPorked
On Wednesday, May 29th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, sixty-five lucky guests let themselves #GetPorked by L.A. Foodie and Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach! Get Porked was a solid-gold sold-out affair featuring amazing desserts from Mwokaji Cakery, a jerky buffet from our pals at KRAVE Jerky, and four regional American styles of pulled pork with 4 great craft beers.
Beachwood Brewing & BBQ: The Real Thing — Long Beach
Beachwood Brewing & BBQ 210 E 3rd St. Long Beach, CA 90802 [map] 562-436-4020 Tuesday - Sunday Kitchen open 11:30 to 9:30 Bar open 11:30 to Midnightish
If you’re planning to eat at Beachwood BBQ and brewing in Long Beach, you can’t go wrong with either baby back ribs or pulled pork. Beachwood’s brisket can be excellent, but brisket is a finicky cut and therefore hit or miss. If it’s your first visit, skip the brisket and save it for next time. But don’t worry about buyers remorse—all of the meats at Beachwood (Baby Back Ribs, Lamb Ribs, Beef Short Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, Sausage of the Day, Spicy Andouille Sausage, Smoked Ham) are tasty. They’re slow-and-low smoked with a hardwood fire. This BBQ is the real thing.
Knowing that you can’t really go wrong with Beachwood’s meat, here are my favorite side dishes. It’s obvious that the chef has fun with the sides, so I say bring it.
The Outdoor Grill slings Santa Maria style BBQ, which means that the meat is cooked over an open fire of hot mesquite coals. The usual animals are represented: chicken, beef, pork. The sides are unremarkable. Like all Santa Maria joints, tri tip is on the menu. But it’s usually tough and dry. And the chicken, like almost all BBQ chicken ever, is dry and inedible. The ribs are worth trying if you like ‘em chewy. But since you’re in the neighborhood anyway, just head 2 miles down the road to Baby Blues BBQ where everything is better.
The entire video podcast, complete with DVD style navigation and menu (you can skip to any part of the show from any other part of the show—oh yes), is right here:
Hot Dog helps the guys prep their killer ‘staches for Movember before trying Salted Caramel Macarons from ButterSweet Minis in What Did We Put In Your Mouth? The guys try out some Lollibakes cake pops in Free Samples, and Brian brings a Chardonnay and a Cabernet Sauvignon for everyone to try in Brian Brings Booze. Hot Dog and the guys then talk BBQ in LA.
Here are links to each video segment of the show on YouTube:
Here is LA Foodie’s review of Smoke City Market (Authentic Texas BBQ) in Sherman Oaks in less than 30 seconds. Ben dives into a pile of meat and likes what he finds. Brisket is served several ways here and is the star of the show.
What we recommend: Barbecued pastrami. It’s sublime. For other dishes, ask what is best that day. Get plenty of yummy side dishes. And don’t skip dessert!
Pros: Good (not great) barbecue near Los Angeles
Cons: Not everything here is worth writing home about