If you are craving bar-b-que in DTLA, you need to head straight to Spring Street Smoke House, but bring your appetite because they are going to serve you up a ton of delicious food. My husband and I finally got to try this place a few days ago, and I’m still full. The restaurant has sort of a biker vibe, but the place was filled with a mix of customers. It’s quite casual with relaxed friendly service. The menu gives you a lot of options… brisket, burnt ends, pulled pork, chopped chicken, hot links or pork ribs. All the meats are hickory smoked for four to 12 hours. They also have a great variety of sandwiches and sides.
We ordered the Two Meat Platter for $26. You choose two of their meats. This caused a bit of a debate, but we ended up getting the brisket and the chopped chicken with the spicy BBQ sauce, plus a hot link on the side for an additional $2.50. The meat platter comes with pickles, onions and your choice of three sides. Again, there was another debate. We ended up getting the chili, vinegar slaw and mac & cheese.
Okay, this brisket was so tender you could cut it with your fork. It was perfect! The chicken was delicious and the spicy sauce was full of flavor with a hint of heat. As for the sides, the mac & cheese was good. I wish I had ordered the creamy slaw instead of the vinegar slaw. And the chili? Well, I didn’t get to try the chili because the husband kept it all to himself. He loved it though.
As I mentioned earlier, they dish up some generous portions. We were so stuffed, we skipped dessert. If I’m passing up Bourbon Bread Pudding and Peach Cobbler you know I’m full. Next time I will start with dessert. Oh, this place an amazing selection of draft and bottled beers. You need to check it out. Spring Street Smokehouse is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, although they don’t open until noon on Mondays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays.
SPRING STREET SMOKE HOUSE 640 No. Spring Street (just north of Cesar Chavez) 213.626.0535 sssmokehouse.com