Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Baby Blues BBQ


As many of you know, I recently started eating meat again after several years of varying degrees of vegetarianism. After driving past Baby Blues BBQ, a restaurant in Hollywood located off of Santa Monica Blvd., for the past few years, I decided that it was time to try it out now that I am a meat eater. So last night I stopped by the eatery to give it a try.

It was pretty fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The vibe is super cool. Dim lighting, music, Monday Night Football on TV, and people watching (there were two actors there last night). It's a low key neighborhood hangout and I really dug it. It's an ideal place to go for happy hour with friends. In fact, I plan on returning soon.


And the food? Yum. For real. I chowed down on southern cooking consisting of baby back ribs, sauteed okra, mac and cheese, shrimp, fried green tomatoes, and banana pudding. Does it get better than that? Don't think so. My favorite dish was the banana pudding, without a doubt. It was like eating clouds made of bananas. Yeah picture that. Mmm!

Feast your eyes on these pics I snapped:

fried green tomatoes


shrimp


Blue Moon


restaurant-made sauces


baby back ribs, shrimp, fried okra, mac and cheese, cornbread


banana pudding


All in all, I am a fan of the restaurant and will be returning to the establishment for many more meals and I encourage you to do the same!

If you are ever in the LA area and want to try Baby Blues BBQ, there are locations in Hollywood and Venice. There are also restaurants in San Francisco and Philadelphia!

Has anyone else ever been to Baby Blues BBQ? If so, how did you like it?



Disclaimer: I was invited to try the food at Baby Blues BBQ and my meal was comped. However, this played no role in my review which is honest and sincere.

28 comments:

Heather said...

YUM! I love banana pudding.

Stephanie said...

I love fried green tomatoes!!

Christina said...

Mmmmm... I've never had fried green tomatoes! Eveerything looks really good though.

prettymeggy said...

everything looks yummy! i'm sure you'll go there and eat again :)
xoxo, Haus of Gala

Jessi said...

Wow all of that looks so good! I was a veggie for 6 years and then I started eating meat so I didn't have to cook two dinners for my boyfriend and I. I guess that makes me lazy...heh.

Now I'm going to be craving fried green tomatoes and BBQ! :)

Lindsey said...

ummm shit looks legit!! YUM is an understatement. I need BBQ like stat.

Ivana said...

Oh my, you´ve just made me hungry! Sounds like an amazing place!

Happy Tuesday!

xx Ivana
Style in the City

KDC Events said...

Thanks! now I am hungry!!!!

The City Boy said...

could this BBQ eating be inspired by your trip to nashville?

i LOVE banana pudding..my mom has an amaze paula dean recipe

Orange Autumn said...

Wow! The food looks fantastic!! It's sounds like a fun place to eat.

Jules said...

This post has my mouth watering! Everything sounds so good. I've always wanted to try fried green tomatoes, but it's not something that easy to find at a restaurant in PA. I think it's great they make their own sauces. A Blue Moon sounds like the perfect frothy beverage to wash it all down with :)

Josie said...

Stop it. This looks AMAZING! Especially the fried green tomatoes!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I walked by the one in Philly, but never went. I know I suck. :(
So gonna convince someone around here to go there next!!!

xoxo

Ashley said...

Fried green tomatoes and Blue Moons? Count me in! That sounds ideal. :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

yay! another blue moon drinker love that stuff! and i need to try that restaurant i love bbq and am disappointed i haven't found a great bbq place in socal

Mel said...

Love me some BBQ. Looks delicious. And Blue Moon is my go-to beer. Woohoo!

Tyler said...

I miss Southern style cooking. Yum!

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

I love the decor, if I ever get to LA I'm definitely going to have to try it.

Sam said...

Its so interesting that you say you used to be a vegetarian, I am one too, be it a semi-vegetarian. How did you get into eating meat again?

Christianna said...

This sounds awesome! And looks so yummy! Though I am terrified of bananas, so that pudding looks and sounded like death...

Whowere there? Just had to ask!

Claire Kiefer said...

My goodness, you're such a big time blogger getting invited to all these places and getting stuff comped! I'm impressed. :) I'm also extraordinarily jealous that you got that southern goodness . . . as you know, I wouldn't eat the ribs or the shrimp, but I'd be ALL ABOUT some mac & cheese, okra, and especially fried green tomatoes. AMAZING! That's one of my favorite things in the world. Now you're making me homesick!!

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

We were just talking about BBQ last night! I haven't found a great place here yet, and I think I'll have to try this place next time I'm in that area! Thanks! :)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Yum. I love love love BBQ! AND fried green tomatoes! We are heading South to the beach tomorrow, and I am hoping to eat some on our trip. :D

bananas. said...

i'm a fanatic for cornbread so any place that offers it is my kind of place. yum!

Maegan said...

Yum! That's near me, I want to check that out!

Just read through your whole front page, such fun posts! And your outing to the Gossip Girl event, good stuff! and, I heart Annemarie / Brunch at Saks, you both look great even though you're in the same top. Looks like a fun week so far!!

Maegan :)

Savvy Gal said...

what is bbq without cornbread. yum...

Gracie said...

It looks pretty delicious. I realise how different food is in the US as compared to here in Australia. It's fascinating.

Leesh said...

Oh how I love shrimp!

I have heard and read so much about Blue Moon beer. I know it's not available here in Canada so whenever I make it out to Cali, it will be a priority for me to try it.