Westways magazine is the publication of AAA, the AUto Club of SoCal. Each month they spotlight some restaurants in SoCal and this month is their favorite BBQ places...here they are:
1. Valleys: Robin's in Pasadena
2. Inland Empire and Deserts: Buckboard BBQ Grill in Upland
3. LA area: Baby Blues in Venice
4. North: Cooke's Smokehouse in Ventura
5. OC: Mike's in Cypress
6. San Diego: Buga Korean BBQ
Seems to me you could have made a better or more appropriate choice for the last one.
As much as people want to deny it, LA/SoCal is NOT a bad BBQ town...you just need to know where to go!