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frisella's roastery in glendora

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frisella's roastery in glendora

kj | Apr 20, 2006 11:24 PM

my sis drove by this restaurant a few days back - she knows i like bbq so i decided to go their today for lunch. located at 179 n. glendora ave ( old town glendora ) - nice looking restaurant - small patio area in the front. i ordered the tri-tip dinner and a rack of baby backs to go. the dinner came with two sides and a roll - i got the beans and potato salad. i did notice the to-go menu mentions they have another location in la verne - not sure how long this place has been open.

the ribs were good - had the pinkish color and smoky smell and flavor that i like but the ribs were a little greasy which surprised me for smoked ribs - i tend to like a firmer texture to the meat - also had sauce on it which i forgot to ask about before i ordered - it also came with a side of sauce - i liked the flavor - not to spicy, not to sweet. the sides were decent - the beans had a little too much molasses/brown sugar taste for me but it had a couple of chunks of bacon in it - i liked that. the red potato salad was a little warm - had shredded carrot more than celery - it tasted good.

the beef - i assume they do not smoke the tri-tip - did not have the pinkish color nor a smoky flavor -it was tender but flavor was lacking - if i didn't know better, they cooked it then stored in au jus,

i will need to go back to try the smoked chicken and the homemade potato chips - i love homemade chips - didn't see that they made them until after i left - will need to try the slaw too before i make a final decision about the place - i was disappointed that they didn't have links.

will report after my 2nd trip.

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