DTLA: Horse Thief BBQ and G & B Coffee at Grand Central Market
The thing about being on Instagram is I get terribly hungry when I look at other people’s pictures of their lunches. Pretty soon I started craving BBQ and I blame it on pictures from Horse Thief BBQ at Grand Central Market.
My preference is for baby back ribs but Horse Thief does spare ribs. I imagined these would be fatty but they actually weren’t. They were quite meaty. And at about 1 p.m., we got the last 1/2 rack. Get there early.
My friend and I also got the 1/4 pound of brisket (approximately 3 slices) which had been cooked for over 12 hours at least and 1/4 pound of pulled pork. You may of course order 1/2 pound or more. This was more than enough to share for two people particularly since we also got two sides. She opted for the jicama and I got the black beans.
Our favorite was the pulled pork but I wouldn’t kick the ribs or brisket out of bed.
I had hoped for corn bread but they didn’t have any. Instead, enjoy the complimentary white bread as proper “Central Texas” style bread accompaniment to BBQ. I could imagine this would be good if you wanted to make your own pulled pork sandwich. I also wanted cole slaw but they didn’t have that. Instead the sides seem much healthier. The jicama was great but I loved the black beans best.
Overall, I’d return. I wouldn’t mind trying the BBQ chicken but I’ll probably get the brisket again.
Grand Central Market324 S Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 — (213) 625-0341
After lunch, it was easy to roll next door to G & B coffee. I decided to get the sparkling tea with hops. Not quite beer but had the hoppy taste that went so well with my BBQ lunch.
I got the small but I could have had a gallon of this stuff.
My friend got the milkshake which has real coffee grounds in it for extra crunch. I liked it but couldn’t drink more than a few sips.
Grand Central Market is rapidly improving almost weekly. Next to G & B is Oyster Gourmet, an oyster bar that’s coming soon. The old meat butcher is gone and I heard rumors of an high end meat shop going in. There also seems to be more talk of pizza, gelato, a cheese shop, another BBQ vendor plus Egg Slut. There’s already a great new Thai place, Sticky Rice, and everyone is flocking to Valerie for diner food and sweets as well. Could this be LA’s answer to the Ferry Building in SF?
Grand Central Market324 S Hill St., Ste C19, Los Angeles, CA 90013 — (312) 555-5555
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