It's getting harder to find a family-style barbecue joint that still feels as though a local family is running the operation. That's a big part of the charm of Quick's. It's been a Westside institution since 1964, when founder Earl Quick -- who learned to smoke meats at Rosedale Barbecue -- opened his own place. It's comfortable, in a 1960s-rec-room way, with linoleum floors and a big jukebox. The ribs, brisket, burnt ends and pulled pork are superb, and so are the fries and everything else that's fried: fried chicken; onion rings; red chili poppers; corn dogs; fried bologna sandwiches; and the quarter-pound, spiral-cut fried hot dog.
Starts: Jan. 17. Daily, 2009