Friday, October 3, 2008

What’s Cooking? Find out at these New Restaurants

Porky’s BBQ

Porky’s BBQ of Inglewood has opened on Sixth Street in downtown San Pedro. The barbecue menu features hickory-smoked meats, homemade sides and desserts.

Then there’s an additional menu of Muggie’s Chicken and Biscuits. The restaurant is decorated with homey, retro knick-knacks from a country kitchen.

362 W. Sixth St., (310) 521-9999, Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Monster Burgers

This independent burger joint is an island in a sea of fast-food chains on Gaffey Street.

Burgers include Greek, Frisco, Jalapeño and Monster creations in addition to the familiar bacon cheeseburgers. The menu also features sandwiches, gyros, salads and Mexican fare.

There’s a drive-thru or you can dine in. The interior is clean and simple, with bright yellow booths along the windows.

228 N. Gaffey St., (310) 521-8853. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

Aloha Ice Cream and Coffee

Owners Martin and Mickky Chaput proudly opened their doors on Sept. 25 after months of frustrating delays.

True to its name, Aloha Ice Cream and Coffee brings tropical treats to 25th Street and Western Avenue, operating in the old Billy Baker’s location.

Ice cream, Hawaiian shaved ice, pastries and coffee drinks are among the offerings.

The credit card machine isn’t running yet, so bring cash for now.

1615 W. 25th St. (near Hollywood Video), (310) 547-1702, Hours: Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

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