What: BBQ and beer Where: Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks
Must Order: Chili cheese donuts; brisket; ribs; fried mac 'n cheese
The Verdict: Delish megish. I know, I know, everything featured on this site is already classified as "delish megish" but there are times where certain food is so remarkable that I feel the need to repeat that description. When I think of Boneyard Bistro and all of its top-notch comfort foods, the tender meats that slide right off the bone, a mish-mash of menu items flood my mind. It's hard to choose just one stand-out star -- so I won't.
However, if you're looking for an unusual dish try the Kobe Beef Chili Filled Donuts. It's $9 for three of these delectable delights. Think of relatively large donut holes stuffed with flavorful, tender beef chili and a squirt of mustard, blanketed with a thin layer of cheddar cheese and topped with a sliver of pickle. It's an unexpected combination that offer unforgettable flavor.
If you're with a large group and you're dining at Boneyard Bistro for the first time, I might suggest you (and your other 5-6 friends) share the Mini Mega (for $150 total). It's a smorgasbord for meat lovers: half-rack of baby back ribs, half-rack of St. Louis, some beef ribs, sausage, pulled pork and pulled chicken. If that's not enough, it comes with four side dishes. And that brings me to my next must-order...
Fried Mac 'N Cheese. Is your heart thumping yet? These little triangular cakes are perfectly-portioned and you can eat each one in three hearty bites. They're crispy on the outside, and ooey gooey on the inside. And for $6 they're well-worth the guilt.
But if there's only ONE meat you must absolutely order, the be-all, end-all of barbecued meat, it's the Brisket (pictured just above, the left-most item). Oh, the brisket. It's juicy, it's peppery, and it's so tender that it crumbles at the touch of your fork. Poke into a small bite with your utensil and you'll see the portion break into several tiny flakes of meat. At $22, it's the most expensive item on the menu and it's certainly well-deserved.