#64. Baby Back Ribs at Blake's Place

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Edwin Goei

We continue to countdown our 100 favorite dishes at local restaurants. We'll be sharing these with you every weekday until our annual Best Of Issue comes out. Enjoy!

#65. Baby Back Ribs at Blake's Place
They're just about as good as any rack of rib you'll ever encounter: properly smoked to a vibrant pink and so tender it tears off the bone like a Post-It Note.  Best parts are the burnt corners, a coveted product of a finishing sear that transforms the sugary glaze into sticky, wonderful caramel. 

Also adding to the appeal of these ribs: the fact that you didn't have to suffer through waiting in line, clutching one of those vibrator coasters, and most importantly, that you're not going to get gouged just because you felt like ribs for dinner. 

The baby backs, along with its smoked brethren, is served in an anomaly of restaurant, which looks to be a sandwich shop in an industrial area.  The plates are disposable and the drinks are self-serve.  Any more casual and you'd be on a picnic.

Blake's Place, 2905 E. Miraloma, Ste. 3, Anaheim, (714) 630-8574; www.blakesplacebbq.com. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dinner for two, $12-$36, food only.

The list so far:

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#99. Nem Nuong Cuon at Brodard
#98. Pork Chop Anything at Nice Time Deli
#97. Flying Saucer at Alberto's
#96. Frozen Custard at Marc Burger's in Macy's Signature Kitchen
#95. Collard Greens at Johnny Reb's
#94. Strawberry Shortcake from Job's Daughters
#93. Cuban Sandwich at DeSimone's Deli
#92. Lamb with Preserved Cabbage at Mas Islamic Chinese
#91. Baked Rice at Luc Dinh Ky
#90. Beans on Toast at The Olde Ship
#89. Midnight Al Pastor Burrito or Taco at Taqueria Tapatia
#88. Budino di Cioccolato, Pizzeria Ortica
#87. Beef Teriyaki Bowl, Teriyami
#86. Salmon Onigiri at Cream Pan
#85. Beef Fat Fries at SideDoor
#84. Silken Tofu & Thousand Year Old Egg at Asian Tapas
#83. Cambodian Beef Jerky at Sophy's
#82. Com Tam at Com Tam Tran Quy Cap
#81. Chipotle-Piloncillo Goat Cheese at SOL Cocina
#80. Nem Nuong Cuon at Au Lac Restaurant
#79. Blackened Mushroom & Tofu Burger at Taco Loco
#78. Fried Veggie Fish Fillet at Dong Phuong Tofu
#77. Tofu Vegetable Salad at BCD Tofu House
#76. Che Ba Mau at Thach Che Hien Khanh
#75. Barracuda Sushi at Ohshima
#74. Whole Lamb with Kabsa at Olive Tree
#73. 5 a.m. Chitterlings at Tri-Village
#72. Spinach Empanadas at El Gaucho #2
#71. Croissants at Molinos Bakery
#70. Beso de Monja at El Rincón del Sabor
#69. Fatteh at Kareem's
#68. Korean Beef Rib Sandwich at Kaffa
#67. Rice Flour Pupusas at Pupusería San Sivar
#66. The Hash Browns at Pop's Cafe
#65. Seven Courses of Beef at Thien An

Location Info

Blake's Place

2905 E. Miraloma Ave., Anaheim, CA

Category: Restaurant

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