Racked did a good job of identifying Territory BBQ and Records, which opens on Silver Lake’s backside on May 14. I still had some questions and stopped by the aqua complex with the lighthouse tower to learn more. Tony Presedo (pictured) founded Tee Pee Records (Hopewell, The Brian Jonestown Massacre) and is opening a barbecue and vinyl concept with chef-partner Curtis Brown in the former home of Lillies Pizza.
Brown played in a band on Presedo’s label called Bad Wizard and ran a truck in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, called Endless Summer Tacos. Presedo said he was inspired to open the multi-faceted concept after experiencing SXSW for years, racing between barbecue parlors and record shops between live sets. He promised a blend of North Carolina (pulled pork) and Texas (brisket) barbecue. You’ll also find fried chicken and fried catfish, plus pork ribs on Saturdays and Sundays. Expect sides like mac & cheese, cole slaw and beans. They’ll start with 20 patio seats and hope to incorporate the back patio to seat an additional 30 people. The restaurant and record shop are separated by a small house that will serve as an administrative office.