Smoke Star Bringing A Different Kind of BBQ to KTown

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Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

What's this? Some sort of Texas-style barbecue encroaching on KTown? Smoke Star Barbecue is getting ready to bring beef ribs into bulgogi-ville with the erection of signage on the corners of Western and Pico Blvd, smack dab in a strip mall parking lot next to a donut store. The business does have a Facebook page, but information is limited outside of the fact that it's coming soon and one Jennifer Moon "likes" a lot about it, suggesting she might be the proprietor here. While the merits of this new barbecue joint are still to be determined, this will make for one hot barbecue zone, at least in name only, seeing as Smoke Star will join neighbors like BBQ Fiesta and all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue joint Road to Seoul to form some sort of Epcot Center-style hub of global BBQ.

Smoke Star BBQ, 3087 W. Pico Blvd #9. Koreatown. 323-641-7777.