The place is called "Smokin' Fred's BBQ" and it's in Orange.
They said the best I could get was at Rancho a No-NO. They said I could choke on that or drive all the way to Compton. I was starting to think they were right.
This new place is not just "good for OC." It's the real deal. I like it WAY better than Bludso's.
The brisket is Texas level. No joke. I also got the pulled pork (amazing) and the hot links.
The guy who owns it is very nice and is clearly a stud on the smoker. Food was excellent at 4pm on a Thursday with nobody inside, so hopefully no consistency issues (when food's good at a lull hour, it generally points to consistent quality.) Run, don't walk. You're welcome, OC hounds.
PS: sides are off the hook and the three meats plus three sides was 15 dollars.