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The Park’s Finest: Tailoring BBQ to Historic Filipinotown

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The Park’s Finest: Tailoring BBQ to Historic Filipinotown
The Park’s Finest
1267 W Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213 481 2800
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Date of Visit: May 20, 2012 & June 22, 2013

Key People

Johneric Concordia (chef-owner)

Summary

This down-home, Filipino influenced BBQ joint from Johneric Concordia and his longtime friends started with community driven backyard feasts and catering gigs and culminated with a bare bones restaurant within shouting distance of the 101 freeway. The Park’s Finest rests between Historic Filipinotown and downtown, alongside a Knights Inn. The menu’s focused, portion sizes are prodigious, and value’s high. Concordia and crew smoke meats with alder and pecan wood and serve them with two different sauces, a sweeter tomato based sauce with pineapple and coconut oil, and a vinegar based sauce with garlic and soy and more. The Park’s Finest continues to gain converts, and considering a recent “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” appearance, more and more people are bound to embrace the “backyard boogie.”

The Scene

The restaurant has a makeshift sign and contains a few outdoor seats, but the action is indoors, which features exposed ductwork and burgundy walls lined with colorful Filipino paintings.

Must Order Food

  • Ann’s Cornbread Bibingka ($3)
  • Mount Malindang Pork Ribs & Riblets ($10)
  • Mama Leah’s Coconut Beef ($12)
  • Ligaya Veggie Medley ($5)

Drink Of Choice

Beer + Tang, which is bottomless, and not just for astronauts anymore

Nearby Culture

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Related Categories: Barbecue, California, Eastside, Los Angeles, Southern California

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