Good Eats at the District: Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Greens, grits and po’boys represent traditional southern style cooking and it’s pretty hard to find. However, with its grand opening on May 30, 2007 in Tustin, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que has been doing its best to help.
For those who have not eaten at Lucille’s, the restaurant is a meat lover’s dream or a vegetarian’s worst nightmare, depending on your point of view. According to the comment card, the restaurant shoots for ‘the best barbecue west of the Mississippi,’ and they come pretty close.
If you go on a Saturday night, the host may ask for your name and in return tell you the wait is an hour-and-a-half. And yes, people wait. So yeah, it’s good barbecue.
If you go, take your time with the menu and do not just choose what sounds familiar. The two most popular items on the menu are the baby back ribs and the tri-tip, but that does not mean they are the best.
The onion straws are killer (maybe literally if you were to eat an entire order once a week for the rest of your life) and should be ordered as either an appetizer or as a side choice to the entr