Monday, May 12, 2014

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ (western U.S.)

After our light and lovely brunch at Bouchon, I had a late lunch/early dinner with my mom at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ.  Completely the opposite of our brunch!

Lucille's is a fairly small chain of restaurant located in California, Nevada, and Arizona, specializing in BBQ.  Ready to dig in?  I know I am!


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First of all, before you even make your way inside the restaurant, they want to get you in the mood for a country-style experience.


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I love the cute design at the take home window.  They want to make it look authentic, even though it is pretty new.  :)  The inside is just as fun, but I didn't want to disturb the other diners.  :)


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This is the reason why the barbecue is extra delicious.  These are sitting on the table, ready to be devoured, and you can actually buy bottles to take home!


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The lunch specials are smaller portions, which is definitely necessary in a place like this.



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The portions are huuuge.  I mean, look at the water!  That's a liter of liquid just for me, and the sodas, teas, and other beverages are served by the liter too.  :)


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First up, the most amazing biscuits.  They are dusted with sugar and served with a slightly sweet apple butter.  They are not your typical biscuits, but oh-so amazing!  Definitely in my top biscuits, and remember I used to live in Nashville!


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A took a quick picture of the area where we were sitting before more people sat down.  It is designed to look like a screened-in porch outside of a house.  Funny, right?


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Now, to the food!


Wedge salad
A crisp wedge of iceberg lettuce, smoked bacon, sweet red onions, vine-ripened tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese and your choice of salad dressing

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As you can see, the wedge salad is enormous... and only $4.49.  Honestly, dinner salads are usually expensive, and this one is practically large enough to be a meal.  Just look much bleu cheese they heap onto the salad!


Chicken & Tri Tip
One-quarter smoked chicken and Certified Angus Beef tri tip

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I ordered the smoked chicken, which I absolutely love.  Even though I am sensitive to when items are overly smoked, this is just delicious.  The chicken is always cooked perfectly!  I decided to order it with some tri tip to try it out.  It tasted a bit like my favorite brisket recipe, and without all of the work!  I ordered a side of vegetables, which was like a corn, zucchini, and pepper medley.  Yum!


BBQ Beef Ribs
Tender, big and meaty beef ribs, spice-rubbed, slowly smoked, then glazed with our BBQ sauce.

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Yep, so this is why you come to Lucille's.  Delicious ribs, plus corn on the cob, and a baked potato.  So amazing!  The waiter knew that we wouldn't finish the ribs, so he gave us a to-go box right off the bat.   I have never had dessert here for a reason.  :)  But seriously, this always hits the spot when I have a barbecue craving!


Do you have a favorite barbecue joint?

Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
7411 Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 938-7427
lucillesbbq.com


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