The Ultimate Drunk Food: BBQ French Fries

The East coast has its pizza fries, LA has its carne asada fries, and Johnny Rebs has its BBQ fries. First shoestring potatoes are covered with cheddar cheese, then loaded with BBQ pork or beef with gobs of sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. I asked the Johnny Rebs employees in Long Beach who invented it and they said it was a group effort as they brainstormed bar snacks. They are the $5 special at Friday happy hours, but if you ask nicely they just may whip up a plate for you. Tell them Eric says it’s OK.

Other bar snacks include their wings, which are smoked first with hickory wood and
then fried up till crispy. The Fire sauce and BBQ sauces are house-made. I can personally attest to the crunchy perfection of their fried okra. Try the fried green tomatoes and fried pickles for a true taste of the South.

Also, Johnny Rebs recently partnered up with a few local breweries, hand-selecting the perfect accompaniment for their BBQ, aka – Brew and ‘Que. Bottled or draft, enjoy  Karl Strauss, Hangar 24, Bootlegger’s, or my own brew of choice – Abita! 

Related Posts
(L-R) Annika Marks and Jeanne Syquia alternate in the title role of "All American Girl" by Wendy Graf, Photo Courtesy of Rick Friesen
How is it that every little choice, experience, and happenstance in life shapes exactly who we are and continue to become--and to what degree? And how is it, that after ...
Bluespower to Play at Real Blues Festival Orange County this Weekend
There's a lot of good blues music going on in the LB/OC area these days. And like a hurricane, at the center of things is Bluespower, the power trio consisting ...
Kim Fowley gets cuddly (Photo by Michelle Freek)
As the timid souls of our city tuck themselves into bed at night, crossing their hearts and summoning angelic aid should they die before they wake, the real werewolves come ...
Photo Courtesy of Josh Stern
Right on the heels of the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios (and paralleling all related traffic jams so common to L.A. that any manner ...
The Trough Sandwich Shop Set to Open Steps From The Beach on the Balboa Peninsula
Just in time to enjoy the end of the dog days of summer, The Trough in Rancho Santa Margarita is opening a new location right on the Balboa Peninsula. The ...
Maestro Greene with Tony Award winner June Lockhart and LA Lawyers Phil sponsor Thomas Girardi, Esq., of Girardi | Keese, Photo Courtesy of BHBPR
On Thursday March 3rd the statute of limitations for all manner of stinginess will subside as Gary S. Green takes the Royce Hall stage yet again for another arresting performance ...
Mick’s Karma Bar in Irvine and HachéLA in Silver Lake Present an Awesome Burger, French Style
There are hamburgers, and then there are hamburgers. In France, the upscale version of a hamburger is called steak haché, or chopped steak. At Mick's Karma Burger in Irvine and ...
‘Sects, Cults and Mind Control’ at Cinefamily (June 17 and 19)
Every religion is (officially or unofficially) associated with a city, right? Rome, Jerusalem, Mecca - you don't have to think too long about visiting any of these before historical religious trappings ...
Best of 2016 – A Short List
As usual, I spent most of the year listening to, reading and watching older stuff that I probably should've absorbed years ago, but here are a few new things I ...
La Beat Roadtrip: Eat Your Way to San Francisco and Back
You have two choices when driving to San Francisco: the 5, which is boring but quick, or the 101, which is breathtakingly scenic, but adds about 2 hours to your ...
Wendy Graf’s All American Girl: Culminates in Explosively
Bluespower to Play at Real Blues Festival Orange
Offbeat L.A.: Kim Fowley- Bad Boy With a
Scott Free and Radar Pictures Team up with
The Trough Sandwich Shop Set to Open Steps
LA Lawyers Philharmonic Pair with Celebrity Guests to
Mick’s Karma Bar in Irvine and HachéLA in
‘Sects, Cults and Mind Control’ at Cinefamily (June
Best of 2016 – A Short List
La Beat Roadtrip: Eat Your Way to San

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
This entry was posted in Miscellanious. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply