Stories about Slab

Where to get Passover takeout and delivery in L.A.

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • April 2, 2020

macaroons. Orders for delivery and pick-up can be made online. 2732 Main St., Santa Monica, (424) 330-0020, Slab (Beverly Grove) Burt Bakman’s BBQ restaurant is offering a $200 menu designed to feed four. Dishes include matzo ball soup

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Does Slab in Beverly Grove make the best barbecue brisket in LA?

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • October 24, 2019

A staffer behind the counter at Slab Barbecue plunks down a mass wrapped in thick, crinkled butcher paper. He unwraps the package, his gloves now slick with grease, and lifts out a blackened lobe of brisket. Then, knife in hand, he poses a universal

melting. This is very good smoked brisket. Ask for a mix of fatty and lean cuts from Slab’s smoked brisket. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times) Burt Bakman, the pit master behind Slab, spent nearly 10 years perfecting his smoking technique on a Big

Review: Serious Italian cooking arrives in Westminster

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • January 7, 2021

impressive porchetta, which gets sliced into inch-thick slabs and piled onto hand-cut sourdough with handfuls of arugula, pickled onions, sour cherry jam and salsa verde. The housemade potato chips are terrific. There’s an impressive slow-food philosophy at

A Pair of Brazilian Street Food Stands Are Energizing a West L.A. Parking Lot

Josh Lurie • Los Angeles Magazine • December 4, 2020

. The glutinous cheese bread called pão de queijo ($3), made with tapioca flour, sports thin, crackly crusts that contain dense chewy cores. Flaky slabs of chicken pie ($5) feature shredded breast meat folded with a creamy pink sauce. The couple also

Which L.A. restaurants make the best fried fish sandwiches?

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 24, 2021

at this Westlake restaurant is more like three perfectly fried, giant fish sticks, shoved into a very good brioche bun. (It also happens to come with an extra fish stick on the side). The slabs of cod are dredged in fresh panko and fried like they are

Our critic's favorite L.A. barbecue restaurants

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 24, 2020

— this ’cue will take you home. 2125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 360-7499, Slab Before partnering with the Hwood Group for his West 3rd Street restaurant, pit master Burt Bakman spent nearly a decade refining his smoking

technique on a Big Green Egg in his Studio City backyard. In 2016, he began posting about the smoked meats he was covertly offering under the Instagram handle Trudy’s Underground Barbecue. His DMs filled; the crowds flocked, over and over again. At Slab

Where to Get a Thanksgiving Feast To-Go in L.A.

Heather Platt • Los Angeles Magazine • November 4, 2019

) are also available to go. 100 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills. Slab Barbecue View this post on Instagram A post shared by SLAB (@slab) on Oct 24, 2019 at 11:03am PDT “After a year around meat, on Thanksgiving I actually eat salmon,” admits pit

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Where to Get Easter Dinner to Go

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • April 10, 2020

prime rib dinners as well. Orders have to be placed 24 hours before pickup by calling 310-360-6281. ‪The acclaimed Fairfax District barbecue joint SLAB near the Grove is offering a meaty feast that feeds at least four (with ample leftovers) for $130. It

Review: Brodard in Orange County is famous for pork spring rolls — but don't skip the pastries

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • October 16, 2019

popularizing nem nuong cuon — grilled pork spring rolls — in Southern California. Nem nuong — grilled slabs of uncased pork sausage seasoned with sugar and fish sauce — is traditionally served by itself with various accouterments (veggies, thickets of herbs

specialty rolls, some filled with unctuous slabs of duck, others with rib-eye or eggplant tempura. The best of the newfangled rolls features coconut shrimp encrusted in panko, deep-fried until golden, sweet and crisp, with summer-bright slices of fresh

Bar Avalon in Echo Park is a L.A. bistro with soul

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • March 4, 2020

, fatty, herb-scented pork jam that tastes wonderful slathered across a thick, charred slab of sourdough (the restaurant uses Clark Street Bread). Caponata is an excellent, lightly pungent fried eggplant salad muddled with sweet tomatoes, then smeared on

Bar Avalon