Hankering for my monthly BBQ fix & being near the San Fernando Valley, I had plans to visit Grandpa Fred's BBQ in Woodland Hills and try some of their excellent beef ribs that have been reported on this board in the past. Unfortunately, they are closed on Mondays, which I didn't know, so I had to find a suitable alternative that was nearby. Since My Brothers BBQ was across the 101 freeway, I figured I would try it out.
I had read previously that they have excellent broasted chicken here, but since I was fixated on getting beef ribs at Grandpa Fred's, I decided to try the beef ribs at My Brothers. Got 4 big beef ribs, along with garlic bread, garlic mashed potatoes, and a salad.
The beef ribs were just OK. Not that tender, a bit chewy, the meat definitely did not fall off the bone. About averge to below-average in meat-to-bone ratio. The meat was tasty and flavorful, but my teeth had to work overtime to get the meat off the ribs.
The garlic bread was fantastic, though. Large slice of bread, with lots of butter and garlic. Garlic mashed potatoes were decent, and the salad was average.
Overall, the meal was just OK. I had read about some more positive reviews about this place, but I would likely rank in the middle or lower middle of the BBQ pack.
If anything, though, this place seemed very similar in atmosphere and food style to the Chris & Pitts BBQ chain in Orange County and south LA County.
If I do come back in the future, it will be to try the broasted chicken, which I did overhear some other customers order at nearby tables.
My Brothers BBQ
21150 Ventura Blvd