Tonight was my 5th visit to the newly opened Barrel and Ashes in Studio City, California. In the former Sparks location this restaurant features Texas style BBQ but totally gourmet!!!!! To start, you can have a magnificent cocktail custom blended, but if you are even more choosy, the list of top notch bourbons (the ideal pick for BBQ) is a dream! Tonight’s choice was Balcone”s Baby Blue neat of course.
First up was my love, Hush Puppies! Then on the menu tonight was rib tips. But, unlike the rip tips that I’ve had before, these were moist and saucy. All the other places I’ve been to in Los Angele that have these have been dry. These are served with a sweet mustard sauce and some pickled veggies. Next was the main event!!
SMOKED BEETS This little side deserves a paragraph by itself! I was so busy having an orgasmic event that I didn’t even notice much else of what it was made with other than the pistachios, but the sauce was so good that the hoe cake that came afterward, I dipped into it.
We had coleslaw which is made with a great tang and PORK SHORT RIBS..Now, who makes those??? Give me a break! Talk about delicious taste.. I am not sure there is a more succulent taste of meat than these. I was popping out of my jeans.. but WAIT there’s MORE…
They made HOT TAMALE ICE CREAM… had to have some.. and then I wanted MORE..
We were there opening week and almost every week since they opened, and now they are open for Brunch and that was amazing when we were there!!