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Moos Craft Barbecue near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Fire Up the Grill for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is right around the corner and that means it’s time to fire up the grill. But did you know that the tradition of Labor Day barbecues dates back to the 19th century, when staging a big outdoor cookout was a popular form of civic festivity for the workers’ official day of rest. Here at THEA, you can celebrate Labor Day in style with our luxurious outdoor amenities, including high tech grills and our elegant catering pavilion. We’ve also smoked out some of DTLA’s best BBQ joints near THEA, guaranteed to tantalize your tastebuds. Check websites for details about pick up, delivery, and on-site dining.

BBQ area at THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Our LEVEL 27 Sky Deck features a gourmet outdoor kitchen with BBQ grill and plenty of room to stage your feast. You’ll also find comfy lounge areas to relax and socialize.

BBQ grill at THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Take your grilling skills to the next level with our high-tech BBQs. The spacious surface area allows for multiple cooking possibilities to please every palate.

Horn Barbecue at Smorgasburg near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Smorgasburg 6th Annual BBQ Day ROW DTLA 777 Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Mark your calendar for Saturday August 28, when Smorgasburg celebrates its 6th Annual BBQ Day, featuring more than a half dozen local SoCal BBQ vendors, plus a very special guest from Northern California, Horn Barbecue, one of America’s most distinguished pitmasters. 

Smoke Queen Barbecue at Smorgasburg near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Smoke Queen BBQ at Smorgasburg 777 S Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

In the midst of the pandemic, chef and restaurateur Winnie Yee-Lakhani was looking for a distraction away from her business closures. She stumbled upon a brisket and started a love affair with live fire cooking. Mixing the spices and flavors of her Chinese and Malaysian heritage with the traditional American style of smoking, she creates a unique style of barbecue in a class of its own. From backyard pits to multiple 1000 gallon smokers, she now offers California Prime Beef Brisket and Heritage Pork slow smoked with white oak and infused with the flavors of her childhood. 

Smoke City Char Bar barbecue near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Smoke City Char Bar 899 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013

There’s an exciting new spot for smoked meats and cocktails in the DTLA Arts District. Smoke City Char Bar was founded with an adventurous spirit and a driven culinary objective to bring the unique experience of locally-sourced and naturally smoked meats to their guests. Smoke City Char Bar celebrates the legacy of smokehouse culture with every chef-driven creation and regional-inspired recipe, with the vision to deliver an explosion of succulent awesomeness to your mouth with each and every bite.

Moo's Craft Barbecue near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Moo’s Craft Barbecue 2118 N Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90031

Recognized by Food & Wine’s Best Barbecue 2020 and acclaimed by LA Times and Eater LA as the best underground barbecue cooking in Los Angeles, Moo’s Craft Barbecue started as an underground BBQ pop up in a small East Los Angeles backyard in 2017. Inspired by Texas Barbecue, Moo’s uses old school techniques to produce delicious, melt in your mouth smoked meats with a Cali Mex twist. 

Horse Thief BBQ near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Horse Thief BBQ Grand Central Market 324 S Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Named named one of the best BBQ restaurants in Los Angeles by Eater LA, Horse Thief BBQ was founded by two native Texans, Wade McElroy and Russell Malixi, to showcase the classic smoked meats of Central Texas, along with smoked meats and gourmet sides. Signature dishes include pork spare ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, and turkey breast butter brined, as well as ingredient-driven sides and desserts such as fennel-apple slaw, vegan heirloom beans, and banana pudding.

 Spring Street Smokehouse barbecue near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Spring Street Smokehouse BBQ 640 N Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Spring Street Smokehouse is an American barbecue joint offering all the classic barbecue meats, hickory-smoked from four to 12 hours. The meat is wonderfully dense and smoky and includes all the favorites you’d expect: beef and pork ribs, Texas hot links, brisket and pulled pork. The down-home sides of mac & cheese, beans and cornbread round out a truly authentic BBQ experience.  Spring Street also features some surprises, such as chicken stuffed with peppers, onions, and cheese, then wrapped with bacon and pit-smoked. Fresh made desserts include Bourbon bread pudding and peach cobbler to create a truly comfort meal experience. 

Bo Daddy's BBQ near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Bo Daddy’s BBQ 1415 S Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Bo Daddy’s BBQ specializes in a tempting selection of smoked meats including ribs, pulled pork, chicken, beef tri tip, brisket, and links. All meats are smoked with wood. Choose from sides such as mac & cheese, mango coleslaw, collard greens, baked beans, potato salad, and mac & tuna salad. Top off your meal with peach cobbler, key lime pie or a decadent banana pudding. Open for dine-in, takeout and delivery.

H&H Brazilian barbecue near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

H&H Brazilian Steakhouse 518 W 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014

H&H Brazilian Steakhouse is a new take on Brazilian food, brimming with healthful recipes. The restaurant was founded by Henrique Huyer with the mission of bringing authentic, traditional Brazilian barbecue from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil to the American market. H&H is committed to working with only the best suppliers, serving top-quality organic, grass-fed meat and local produce that you can enjoy with a unique wine from South America. The menu caters to nearly every food preference with a variety of beef, lamb, pork and chicken dishes. The extensive salad bar presents gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian and vegan offerings as well. 

Photo Credits:

Photo #1: Moo’s Craft Barbecue

Photo #2: THEA

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Photo #4: Horn Barbecue

Photo #5: Smoke Queen Barbecue

Photo #6: Smoke City Char Bar

Photo #7: Moo’s Craft Barbecue

Photo #8: Horse Thief BBQ

Photo #9: Spring Street Smokehouse

Photo #10: Bo Daddy’s BBQ 

Photo #11: H&H Brazilian Steakhouse