Less than desirable BBQ Beef Bowl at the new L&L in Ramona.
Excellent baby back rib dinner with mac salad and fries at Phil’s BBQ in Santee! I actually ordered the quarter chicken dinner but they brought this out by mistake. Wound up a happy mistake because it was most enjoyable.
Back in the day during the ‘rona shutdown I disdained most takeout options. I have to say though I was really impressed with Chili’s! Their smokehouse combo turned out really nice to-go. Everything was individually wrapped and tasted nearly as hot and fresh as if I was in their restaurant. That flimsy plastic box was probably the biggest annoyance.
April 1, 2020 – Kudos to A&S Catering and BBQ for being open at Meat Monsters Girl! Had an outstanding lunch today. Smoked beef shoulder sammich plus side for only $8. The beef was a little tough but had a remarkable smoked flavor and great bark. If you’ve never tried their bacon mac & cheese, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. It’s so good, you’re going to cry when you eat it! They’re open for takeout right now, every other day from noon to 7pm (or until they run out of food).
My favorite thing to order at Chili’s! Their outstanding “BBQ Combo” with jalapeño-cheddar smoked sausage and half order of baby back ribs, sauce on side. Plus street corn, fries, tasty toast and a nice cold draft IPA.
Monday night rib special at The Par Lounge was a fantastic value at only $10! The ribs themselves were quite unremarkable, although the rub was tasty. I definitely did not appreciate chunks of pineapple in my coleslaw.
One of Poway’s newest restaurants, Smokin J’s is a BBQ powerhouse! Located near Old Poway Park, their small storefront puts out some of the best Que I’ve had in SoCal. I believe they’re in the process of expanding and will have ample dine in facilities soon. Everything here is made from scratch, in-house. I’ve had their brisket a couple times and it is excellent. Quite moist and richly marbled. They also make a delicious looking pecan pie (my fave) that I can’t wait to try soon!