Bulletin for the few Rick's fans that post here...... I was in the mood for BBQ last night and went online to see how late Rick's Secret Spot was open these days. I knew they had expanded their seating area and were supposed to be open later than before, so I wanted to check. Horrors! The site says they have closed the space. http://www.rickssecretspot.com/
Apparently they are still doing catering and are looking for a new location. No story behind all that. Wonder what happened.
So...... We tried Lucille's on Lake Forest instead. I posted a review on the Chains board. Suffice to say I was not impressed by the meats (though the sides and the rest were pretty good) and can only hope Rick's is re-incarnated somewhere soon.
Note: Have also tried Bad To The Bone BBQ (in San Juan) and was not blown away either. Anything I'm missing in deep-South OC???