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Gnarly Head Wines / BBQ Meet Up – Los Angeles

On Wednesday I was lucky enough to meet up with Holly from Gnarly Heads Wine for trips to two BBQ joints in Los Angeles to pair four of their wines (Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay) with BBQ. She was in town to promote the Gnarly Head Rippin’ Ribs Tour 2011.

Below are some initial photos from the two stops. I will be putting together a complete post shortly with the wine pairing results, details on all of the BBQ we ate, as well as additional photos and video.

Our first stop was late lunch at Smoke City Market in Sherman Oaks.

Our ‘moist’ brisket:

The huge meat feast Billy (the pitmaster) put together for us:

Another view of the BBQ we were about to tackle:

Holly and I at the counter:

Our second stop was dinner at Baby Blues BBQ in West Hollywood.

Exterior shot of Baby Blues BBQ:

BBQ Sauce and Gnarly Head:

Our appetizer plate with shrimp, fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, and smoked wings:

Baby back ribs:

Posted in BBQ and Wine on by kevin - Comments (2)


  1. Kevin – you are an excellent BBQ host! Thanks for the amazing time and intro to two great BBQ joints.

    Comment by Holly — April 25, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

  2. Looks like you guys had fun. That’s one heck of a sampler tray they put together for you. I like that Baby Blues uses plain bottles with hand written labels, that always makes me feel comfortable at a q joint.

    Comment by Chris — April 26, 2011 @ 1:14 am

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