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Smokin' Jonny's BBQ - Gardena

velozo155 | Feb 23, 201209:32 PM


I dare you to try this place...I dare you to compare to all the other LA favorites. You'll be happy you did. I want to support my Gardena hometown businesses and this spot is well worth keeping around for the next few centuries. Plus, the owner is a GHS Alumni. Give him a try folks. This is really, really good BBQ.

Pork and beef ribs and chicken smoked to perfection. These are the items I have tried so far. For sides, I've tried the baked beans and potato salad...both of these are very well done. You can tell the owner and his family went to great lengths to get the best recipes they had for everything. They also do homemade desert. Mine is currently waiting for me to eat. But if the homemade cookie they give you with the combos is any sign of their desserts, then you can already assume it's tops.

I drove by a few times thinking I need to read up on it or just stop in and give it a shot. I ended up reading their story and went in last Sunday. Let me tell you, I was thinking about it all freakin' week, but I was too busy at work to get out for lunch. So I told my friend about it at work and she went and picked up food for a few of us for lunch. Oh what heaven that was to sit there and eat heavenly bbq in peace in my office. Well, lemme tell ya, I just got through eating another plate for dinner tonight.

They have a couple of combo specials that are real winners, because you get to sample a lot of their food with one combo. The first combo I got was $9.95 and it comes with two St. Louis pork ribs, one beef angus rib, choice of one side, extra bbq sauce hot or mild, one truly delicious homemade cookie, and a slice of bread (it's not out of the supermarket white bread, it's a damn good quality slice of bread...you'll see what I'm talking about). That's a helluva deal for $9.95. The pork ribs are super addicting, come easily off the bone, full of flavor, with a great sauce. If you go out of the way for a great steak, then you'll appreciate the quality of beef their angus beef ribs have...I could eat those ribs out of the smoker with nothing but bare bones natural beef flavor...they are that good. Combine that with their seasoning and sauce, and you're in heaven. The other combo I get is $8.95 and comes with two St. Louis pork ribs, one piece of chicken, choice of one side, that delicious homemade cookie, extra sauce, and the slice of bread.

You can't lose at this place. If you don't like the food here, then you're just dead inside. In addition to the great food, there's no parking hassle, it's super clean inside, and the family that runs the joint are super nice and friendly.

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