Burt Bakman, the mystery man behind Trudy’s Underground Barbecue, joins The h.wood Group and goes public for a collaboration that will never leave you hungry.
Israel native Burt Bakman made a splash on the LA food scene with Trudy’s Underground Barbecue, where he created Texas-style specialties in his giant custom-built smoker in his Studio City backyard. Bakman won fans all over town, including in the h.wood restaurant group, with whom he partnered on Slab, a full-service barbecue restaurant on West Third Street. The menu is simple and straightforward, Texas-style smoked meats served alone or in sandwiches, but it is executed to Bakman’s exacting standards, and they do play around with regular specials like pastrami on Mondays and tacos on Tuesday.
How to enjoy: Walk up, order for pickup via the website.
Slab’s smokers must be working overtime right now: the mid-city BBQ master’s got brisket (obviously) as well as latkes, salad, matzo ball soup, and roasted green beans in a meal meant for four (or, like, one very hungry person with some leftovers).
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