Our critic's favorite L.A. barbecue restaurants

Where to find the best brisket, ribs, pulled pork and sides in L.A.
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 24, 2020
Barbecue is the epitome of American food — a style of cooking, with myriad regional variations, built on indigenous traditions, perfected over centuries (particularly, with its early Southern roots, by enslaved African cooks) and continuously...
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