No. 84, The Rhino at Rancho a Go Go

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BBQ is universally known as knock-you-out fare, but Rancho a Go Go truck's monstrosity The Rhino takes that statement to new heights. Grab a friend or two, throw caution and cholesterol concerns to the wind, and prepare to get your ass kicked by a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with a softball-sized mound of pulled pork and macaroni and cheese.

Novelty aside, what makes this heart-stopper work is that each component is so dang delicious. Golden, buttery white bread and goopy processed American are classic together already, but add a scoop of cheesy pasta and a mound of stringy, smoked pulled pork and you've gone from comfort food to food coma. 

Heavy after only a couple of bites, it's Chef/Owner Chris Rocke's BBQ sauce that cuts through so much fat: a dark shade of mahogany that hits sweet like molasses, spreading thick across the tongue. A hint of smoke and a splash of vinegar round it out. The sauce is sticky, and the sandwich messy, so stock up on napkins.

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89. Wagon-Wheel Bread at THE RANCH Restaurant
90. Toothpick Tacos at Mexico Supermarket
91. Hoppin' John at Memphis at the Santora
92. Free Beans and Chips at Taqueria Zamora
93. Pig in a Blanket Waffle with Gringo Bandito at Cafe Calacas
94. "Pork Hash" at Huong Giang
95. Sweet Chili Chicken Quesadilla At Kogi
96. Licuados at Mil Jugos
97. Hawaiian Ahi Poke at California Fish Grill
98. Takoyaki at Takoyaki Tanota
99. Fiesta Noodles at Jollibee
100. Chilaquiles Verdes Con Huevos Estrellados at La Tablita California

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Rancho A Go Go

3303 Hyland, Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA

Category: Restaurant

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Kwelch29
Kwelch29

Thats just stupid. I couldn't even enjoy eating that.

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