I know barbecue. My parents were from the South. When I was growing up in Los Angeles, my mother often made barbecued spare ribs for dinner. We were frequent patrons of Leo's Bar-B-Q Pit, which I remember as always enveloped in a thick white cloud of aromatic smoke and one of the best barbecue joints I've ever been to.
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Over the years, I have had some excellent barbecue and some pretty good barbecue. I've had mediocre barbecue and more than my share of...Full Story