One of the many small miracles I get to experience as a resident of the fine city of Los Angeles is the Handy J Car Wash, a venue offering unparalelled full service.
No, I’m not talking about hot new immigrant sex; if you look in the background of the above photo, you’ll notice that behind the cars being cleaned is the Outdoor Grill. That’s right, Handy J offers you tasty barbecue while-you-wait.
The Outdoor Grill is indeed one of LA’s small treasures. In a city that’s weak in barbecue (although there is “a great, if more expensive, place nearby me”:http://www.zagat.com/Search/Details.asp?VID=1&PID=1&LID=9&SPH=mr%2E+cecil&ST=2&NDPH=&CRT=name+contains+%27%27mr%2E+cecil%27%27&RID=30958), Outdoor Grill is a fun, fair-priced treat. They offer all manner of tasty options:
There’s always daily specials but I love the tri-tip and the half chicken. The fries are great dipped into the sweet, tangy barbecue sauce, and the salads are outsized. The source of all this goodness is, in fact, an outdoor grill:
There’s nothing like coming home with a shining clean car and a styrofoam container full of hot, tasty, charred meat. Mmmm, meat. Mmmm, clean car.