The Outdoor Grill Santa Maria BBQ - Culver City
12630 Washington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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.
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10 More of Disneyland’s Best Foods
UPDATE: If you haven’t been to the Disneyland Resort in a while, it’s time to go back. Disney’s California Adventure, or “The Other Park,” as it was often groaned in the past, has completely transformed into a place that you want to visit. Indeed, as a frequent visitor myself, I can attest that the changes are almost all for the better—especially concerning the food. Before the renovation, you could find good food (as evidenced in the list below), but the selections were never center-stage. For that reason, the food always felt more like theme park concessions than the carefully curated menu items that you find across the giant compass at Disneyland. That has all changed, and in an upcoming post, we’ll snack our way through the new California Adventure. In the meantime, I wanted to resurface this old post.
This was first published on the old LA Foodie blog in October of 2009. In a way, we get to do a little bit of culinary time-traveling. Some of the foods on the list aren’t there anymore (noted where relevant). There are selections from both parks.
(originally published 10/14/2009)
As I confessed in my earlier post, Top 10 Best Foods at Disneyland, I spend more time at Disneyland than any man in his early 30s should probably ever admit. One of the main reasons for this is that the food is pretty exceptional—and it seems like I make a new culinary discovery every time I go back.
That said, it’s high time I post an addendum to the list I crafted last year. This time, I’ve broadened the scope to include food at Disney’s California Adventure, which sits directly across from Disneyland.
10) Soft-Serve Swirl Cone at Catch a Flave (California Adventure)
NOTE: Catch a Flave is still there, but they no longer serve these beautiful flavor-infused cones. It’s just run-of-the-mill soft serv now.
LA Foodie On The Local News
Drew and Ben warmed up the 2012 LA County Fair with some local news crews this morning. It was a tiring day, but the whole LA Foodie crew is back home resting up for tomorrow, when we’ll head back to Pomona to shoot a ton of video content for LA Foodie. If our coverage of the LA County Fair isn’t the most comprehensive (and it probably won’t be), it will definitely be the most awesome.
It will be the most awesome, partly, because this happened:
But mostly because this happened: