This week's restaurant recommendation from the LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold is Smoke City Market, serving Texas barbecue in Sherman Oaks. Their barbecue is served without sauce – they have it, they don't recommend using it. Jonathan likes the brisket mostly. It's seasoned with salt, pepper and smoke. They have chicken, baby back ribs, beef ribs, sausage and the requisite sides, but the brisket is the recommended item to order.
Smoke City Market
5242 Van Nuys Blvd
All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food restaurant map.