Smoke City Market in Sherman Oaks is really close to getting it right. The first time I visited (see here) I definitely thought that I had finally had my go to joint for a real taste of Texas BBQ (that was until I got a brisket overnighted to me from John Mueller himself (read here). Smoke City Market is close though as they smoke their meats overnight, cut them to order, weigh them out, and serve them on trays on butcher paper just like the BBQ joints in Texas that I long to visit. They even have Shiner Bock.
The last time I went the BBQ was a little mediocre, but I’m giving them a chance to have an off night. If you do go, I recommend sticking to their brisket (moist if you want some good fat), their sausage (I prefer the jalapeno/cheddar), and their beef ribs (they run out of these early each night). This video below shows the beef ribs in all their glory:
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