Saturday, January 21, 2006

Texas BBQ King-Closed

Texas Barbecue King
867 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Bobby Flay did a profile of Texas Barbecue King on the Food Network. Barbecue King is on the corner of Sunset Blvd and Figueroa in what looks like an industrial building, with the bbq pitts smoking away in the front.

Pork spare ribs with mac and cheese and well done fries and a medium drink was $14.59. The first rib I had was burnt on the outside. Not a good start. The rest of the ribs had way too much fat on them. They lack smoked flavor and even though I know they do smoke the ribs, they don't smoke the ribs long enough. The BBQ sauce is on the sweet side. This is actually my second time at Texas BBQ King and the first time the ribs were very tough. This time the ribs were too tender also mushy. Not good.

They just finished making the mac and cheese and I wasn't impressed. They basically melt cheese on top of cooked macaroni. The fries were terrible. I asked for well done and they were cold and needed another 2-3 minutes in the fry to just be done.

The service was nice and friendly. But if you go at night, either make a camp fire or bring your own flashlight. The dining room is very dark.

Overall not a great BBQ place. I won't go back.