Brigitte R. has not voted in the 2017 OC HOT LIST.
Oh my... where do I begin. I live in Newport Beach and the go to for BBQ is usually the large chain that is well known. As I dialed the number and was placed on hold by a kid who was going to transfer me to another person to take my order, it dawn on me that I had to break the cycle and "get real". I am from South L.A. and other than a visit to Memphis or North Carolina, I haven't tasted "real". After waiting for a couple minutes I hung up and my search began. I saw a few places and Smokey Fred's was one of the few that had a star rating over "4". In fact pretty close to "5". I read the reviews and then decided to call. Thank God I did not receive a kids voice on the other end of the receiver. It was Fred himself! I could hear in his love for what he does and what he does is makes the best smoked BBQ in the state of California. I've lived all over California and nothing even comes close to the level of taste that simply tantalizes tastebuds that you didn't even know existed! Tender, lean, smokey goodness that delights and fulfills that desire for SOME GOOD BBQ. Listen... you won't be disappointed. When I went in for pickup, there he was, hands on and workin it! We got the food home and the feast that it was intended for which is Easter, well let's just say that there are plenty of leftovers, but once we opened the containers, we weren't doing a whole lot of talking, there was just oohing and ahhhing. Really worth the trip no matter where you are. And by the way, meeting Fred and staff was a pure delight as well. The man is as real and authentic as his BBQ. My husband loved the Brisket and I had a sample of Brisket and Baby Back, Spare Ribs, chicken & pulled pork. ALL good. The BBQ beans are even smoked and the Mac and Cheese has real cheesy cheese. Go and experience it for yourself, you won't be sorry. Fred cooks from his heart and loves what he does, it's in the taste!
Brigitte R. has not cast any votes in the 2017 OC HOT LIST.