The Best BBQ Restaurants in Los Angeles

Smoky, slow-cooked perfection

Mount Malindang Pork Ribs & Riblets at The Park’s Finest
Mount Malindang Pork Ribs & Riblets at The Park’s Finest | Photo by Joshua Lurie

No matter what anybody claims, grilled meat is not barbecue. Other restaurants call items BBQ when the meat has clearly been roasted. Barbecue requires slow-cooking meat with wood smoke until the protein becomes infused with flavor. L.A. is gaining smoky momentum. Austin legend La Barbecue will open a second location in Los Angeles, and Adam Perry Lang recently opened a 143-seat barbecue palace, APL Restaurant at Hollywood and Vine. Learn about 11 of the best smoke-buffeted stops across Los Angeles County.

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