Friday, July 31, 2009

In Search of BBQ


Blakes
Originally uploaded by cathy.ikeda
As a foodie's wife, I eat according to what Ken finds. He usually spends his down time on our trip researching and reading reviews according to the kind of food he's ono for. Most times we have wonderful experiences, but sometimes, there just is no dim sum in Compton.

We did find a clean, busy BBQ joint in Anaheim called Blake's Place. It's in a small industrial area, right next to their BBQ bottling plant. When we got there, there were about 5 Harleys parked outside the door. A good sign.

The menu is extensive- I guess there's a lot of different combos of meat. There's brisket, beef ribs, pork spareribs, babyback ribs, chicken, pulled pork... It comes with coleslaw (meh) and a dark, gooey, smokey molasses beans. I took the pulled pork sandwich. At first bite, it tasted like a kalua pig sandwich, but the sauce was nice and tangy with smokey undertones.

When Ken grows up, I think he needs to learn how to smoke meat.

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