Dispatches from the BBQ Desert began after a dream of smokey goodness from Franklin BBQ. We realized that there is nothing close to even the worst Texas BBQ in Los Angeles and wanted to raise awareness for this horrible and unfortunate problem. Each week, my friend PJ and I will go to a different BBQ joint in the BBQ desert that is Los Angeles, CA and give it a ranking. The goal is to find the best BBQ in the worst BBQ city in the world. Our scoring system is as follows: each joint gets 3 scores, ranked 1-5. The first is for the food, the second is for the atmosphere, and the third is for the pitmasters’ business smoking meat (you’d be surprised how many pitmasters have never even had real BBQ). The average of these 3 scores will become their BBQ Desert score (a perfect 5 would probably be a 2.5 anywhere else).
In meat we trust.