Monday, November 28, 2005
612 N. La Brea
LA CA 90036
The Pig bills itself as Memphis style BBQ. It maybe Memphis style but it doesn't compare to Jay Bees for the best Memphis style ribs in LA. I ordered the 5 bones of the St. Louis style spare ribs for $10.28.
The ribs lacked a true smoke flavor. I thought I was eating Tony Roma ribs. They were a little too tender. Again falling off the bone is too tender for my tastes.
I like the Smokin Spicy BBQ sauce. Maybe the best BBQ sauce in LA. The Pig's regular sauce is way too sweet. But the ribs overall are just OK though the portions are big.
I went on a Saturday and there was a gorgeous woman eating there alone. Not sure what's wrong with her but somebody that gorgeous shouldn't be eating alone at any time.
Parking can be a problem on La Brea. The Pig is on La Brea about half a block south of Melrose. The Pig used to have a location at City Walk but that has closed.