Restaurant Sign Los Angeles

The Park’s Finest: Tailoring BBQ to Historic Filipinotown

The Park’s Finest is a down-home, Filipino influenced BBQ joint from Johneric Concordia and his longtime friends that started with community driven backyard feasts and catering gigs and culminated with a bare bones restaurant...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Pork Belly’s Sandwich Shop Belly Up (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

If there’s such a thing as counter-programming on trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard, it would be Pork Belly’s Sandwich Shop, a meat-centric smoke house featuring an edgy cartoon wall mural amidst fashionable boutiques and next...
Barbecue Texas

Snow’s BBQ: Lexington’s Limited Edition Barbecue Destination

The intoxicating aroma of smoked meat immediately greeted our arrival in Lexington. We figured this was thanks to Snow’s, the barbecue establishment Texas Monthly designated #1 in 2008, immediately after the last Austin trip...
Barbecue Texas

The Salt Lick BBQ: Feasting Beyond Family Style in Driftwood

During the nearly biennial trip to Austin with my father and brother, we inevitably sweep the surrounding Hill Country, filling cracks in our barbecue education one pit at a time. We rarely revisit venues,...
Barbecue New York City

Chasing Beef Brisket in the Big Apple

Three months have passed since my Manhattan burger roundup, allowing me enough time to recover from beef overload before commencing another piggish challenge: finding New York’s best Texas BBQ. I got a taste of...
Brisket Austin

Franklin Barbecue: Speeding to Land the Last Rib in Austin

A rental car stopped suddenly at the corner of 2nd & Congress. My father was behind the wheel, my brother in the passenger seat, and they both seemed hellbent on reaching Franklin Barbecue before...