LA's barbecue scene is forever brimming with options, so it can be hard to ferret out the more desirable spots. However, the lines wrapping around this upscale, long-standing gem are a sure sign you’ve chosen well. Its name reflects how the menu is organized—offering meats in quarter-pound portions, thereby allowing diners to sample an ample array of marinated cuts. Kick things off with the sizzling pork skin, loaded with rich collagen and excellent seasoning. Four strips of beautifully marbled boneless short rib are then presented on a platter, judiciously seasoned and cooked to pink perfection.
This is a hip and happening space, so if you try sneaking in for lunch or early dinner on the outdoor patio, you may even succeed in skirting the crowds.