The BBQ at this Crenshaw spot brings in enough of a crowd to have a steady line, but if you're in the area don't let that keep you from stopping in for beef ribs, baby back ribs, or sliced beef with BBQ beans or mac 'n cheese. Plan to take it with you though, since they have no seating.
For all of the wonderful modern reinterpretations and innovations in barbecue, there is an enduring pleasure in an old-school, sauce-drenched and sticky rack of ribs. There are few places better for that messy, sweet and spicy pork lunch than West Adams institution Phillips Bar-B-Que. Sausages and sides are great too, and the best part of the whole experience may be the walk up to order, when the wood smoke washes over you and you know exactly what you’re getting.
How to enjoy: Walk up or order via ChowNow.