by Wendy Purdy
As "Texas folks" living in Southern California, we sometimes develop a craving for one of the Lone Star State's major food groups. Of course, barbecue often tops that list. Since our favorite BBQ food truck seems to have disappeared, I was excited to read an article about Texas-style BBQ places in the Los Angeles area. We were able to eat at one of these restaurants, Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas Barbecue, during a recent road trip. You can find information on hours, location and menu at the joint's Web site here.
We filmed an on-site review:
Now...for a more in-depth look at our dishes:
Stephen enjoyed the entire dish...with the exception of the sausage. He found the flavor leaning more toward a traditional German sausage than the hot links he's used to eating at Texas BBQ joints.
Wendy's meal was a little smaller, but definitely filling. The sandwich featured a nice, spongy bread and decent brisket. The macaroni salad was also tasty, but she was so full from the sandwich she only ate a few bites.
Beef ribs are a rare find in the area, so the girls decided to share five between them. Of course, they couldn't eat them all, so Stephen gave them a little help. Taylor said they were pretty good.
As a general rule, barbecue in California is more expensive than barbecue in Texas, so be prepared to pay a little more than you might expect if you are visiting from out-of-state. Overall, if you are in the Van Nuys area and have a craving for barbecue, Dr. Hogly Wogly's is worth a visit.