From looking at their menu HERE you can see that they are sort of a hybrid. They have Baby Backs, Smoked Brisket, Beef Short Ribs, and Tri Tip (sort of scares me when I see this on any menu these days), but they also have a number of pizzas and other bar food which makes me wonder where the focus really is.
Photo of huge beef ribs via Yelp – Derek N.
Per stick a fork in it, the joint is located at the “old Josh Slocum’s location. If you don’t remember or rather not remember what Josh Slocum’s was, it’s the place Dennis Rodman used to own next to Joe’s Crab Shack in Newport Beach before it shuttered in 2005. Now the space at 2601 W. Coast Hwy. has become DivBar, a barbecue joint which advertises “chicks, cattle, and swine”. The owner is one Jeff Reuter of 3-Thirty-3 Waterfront, who offers ribs and other barbecue staples, but as hinted by this blog, also broasted chicken to the Duffy boat set. A proud and giant rooster statue stands on top of the roof and a pig is part of their logo. No hint if there’s a cow inside somewhere.
I do know that Orange County (especially Newport Beach) needs a good real deal BBQ joint, so hopefully this is it. I’ll be heading down soon to try, but let me know if you’ve been and what your thoughts are.
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