JAMES’ BEACH BBQ
- Story / Photos By PAIGE PETRONE
I really love festive ideas for holiday cheer! Recently, local westside favorite James’ Beach threw a theme party called “4th of July Weekend BBQ.” So I rallied the neighbors and we headed over there on the holiday weekend.
The special menu included BBQ Sliced Skirt Steak, Texas Style BBQ Beef Brisket, Baby Back Pork Ribs, ½ Mary’s Natural Chicken, and BBQ Maple Leaf Duck Legs. After thoroughly enjoying very refreshing watermelon margaritas, we placed our orders. We were able to choose from the “American Way” with potato salad and collard greens or the “Taco Way” with house made tortillas, black beans, and their famous guacamole. Fun! I chose wisely with the “Taco Way” and the BBQ skirt steak. This was to die for! The steak was smothered in fabulous barbecue sauce. We also enjoyed the mussels and ribs and shared their terrific signature French fries.
James’ Beach is located one block from the beach and right in the center of all the Venice summer action. They host an amazing bar scene (think beachy night club vibe) that’s been hot for many years — a line to get in still forms on weekend nights. It’s a hot spot and always has been! I won’t share stories from my late nights there back in the day … but I’m super happy to share that we really enjoyed “4th of July Weekend BBQ!”
James’ Beach is located at 60 N Venice Boulevard in Venice.