WHY Top-notch pulled pork, plus other solid barbecue standards.
WHAT Descended from the now-shuttered Porky’s in Inglewood, this Long Beach rib joint stepped right into the region’s relative barbecue void, offering hefty ribs, crisp fried chicken, worthy brisket and its signature dish, pulled pork. Unlike the wispy, flavorless strands of meat found at other spots, this pulled pork is as it should be: in tender, juicy hunks. It’s available as a plate (with the usual sides) or in a sandwich so thoroughly stuffed with meat that it makes hand-held eating a mere fantasy. The Long Beach location doesn’t have much seating, but for that, there’s a newer, bigger branch just across the Vincent Thomas Bridge (362 W. 6th St., San Pedro).
Region: South Bay to South L.A.
Neighborhood: Long Beach
Features: Dinner, Kid Friendly, Lunch
Price Range: $10-$16, $10-under
Cuisine Type: Barbecue