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BBQ Tasting: The results are in.

Dorothy | Apr 24, 200609:41 PM

Close to 40 Hounds and others met yesterday for a blind BBQ tasting. We tasted pork ribs from 10 places and brisket from 5 places. The participants kept careful track of which meat was which and used rated the items on:
-- Meat (tenderness, quality, flavor)
-- Sauce
-- Smoke
-- Overall Taste.

We toted up the results on the Overall ratings and they are below. We had some repeats of ratings from earlier tastings, found some new favorites, and confirmed our belief that the best ribs and the best brisket don't necessarily come from the same establishment.

And now to the ratings, on a 5-point scale: Drum roll, please! Fourth place for ribs was a tie.

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*** RIBS ***
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1. Woodys on Slauson near Cresnshaw. Overall rating: 3.8

2. ribs from a private club in Santa Monica supplied by Tom Swift. Overall rating: 3.6

3. Baby Blues, 444 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Overall rating: 3.5

4. Zeke's, Montrose. Overall rating: 3.4

4. JayBee's, Gardena. Overall rating: 3.4

5. Prayer Assembly Church of God, ElSegundo & Avalon (only available Friday and Saturday) Overall rating: 3.3

6. Rib Nest, 1766 W. ElSegundo, Gardena. Overall rating: 3.0

7. Dr. Hogly Wogly, 8136 Sepulveda Blvd., Panorama City. Overall rating: 2.9

8. Phillips, 2619 Crenshaw. Overall rating: 2.8

9. Joey's, 117 W. 2nd, Pomona. Overall rating: 2.6

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*** BRISKET ***
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1. Phillips, 2619 Crenshaw. Overall rating: 3.4

2. Joey's, 117 W. 2nd, Pomona, Overall rating: 3.2

3. JayBee's, Gardena. Overall rating: 3

4. Rib Nest, 1766 W. ElSegundo, Gardena. Overall rating: 2.7

5. Dr. Hogly Wogly, 8136 Sepulveda Blvd., Panorama City. Overall rating: 2.5

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