When you’re eating at Porky’s, you’ve got to play to its strength: pork. Pulled pork sandwich blows Baby Blues out of the water—tender, succulent but not fatty, with big, crispy, intensely flavored crusty squares. The bun is buttered and grilled, and the only thing this sandwich needs is some more sauce—ask for extra. The rest is irrelevant … although the peach cobbler and banana pudding are pretty tasty, says Rae.

Open late and airport-adjacent, Bad 2 da Bone is the kind of place every traveling hound should know about. Don’t be put off by the bulletproof glass; that’s the sign of great ’cue. Here the pork ribs are lean, tender, and nicely smoky, topped with a tangy, spicy-ish sauce, says Booklegger451. And for dessert, a tiny individual sweet potato pie hits the spot.

Porky’s [South LA]
801 E. Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood

Bad 2 da Bone [South LA]
4566 W. Century Boulevard, Inglewood

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