|A giant beef shortrib is sliced and served with horseradish crema|
|pulled pork zings to life with a squirt of Park's bbq sauce|
But the arrival of Park's at the beginning of 2012 changed all that, when Johneric Concordia took over a sushi bar on Temple Street and stocked it with smoked meats and craft beer instead of the expected pancit noodles. The Park's Finest (not to be confused with the thoroughly Korean Park's BBQ a few miles away or The Park restaurant in nearby Echo Park) sprang from a backyard catering operation and its brief menu sticks mostly with grilled meats and a few Filipino-inflected sides. We were invited recently to try a broad selection of the meats, which are all available for takeout and holiday gatherings.
|The Park's is on Temple, hard by the 101 freeway|
|Cornbread works as either a dessert or a side|
|One of our favorites was candy-coated ham, available on the holiday catering menu|
I like their housemade horseradish sauce, it would really sing with the beef on an onion roll. If you've got guests visiting over the holidays who will be pawing through your refrigerator looking for sandwich makings, they'd be pretty darn impressed to find a pile of San Pablo 16-hour smoked pork shoulder or candy-coated ham lurking in there. Of course, you could also just order up an entire office or holiday party at home from the catering menu.
|Elote captures the flavors of corn sold on the street all over L.A.|
The Park's Finest
(open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week)
1267 W. Temple St.