Frank and Dina Berta stunned regulars when they announced that they'd sold Frank's Kitchen, the neighborhood joint they'd opened two years earlier in the Whittier neighborhood. But they gave their customers a definite consolation prize: Joe Van Dyke, aka "Jammin' Joe," a blues guitarist and restaurateur from Virginia who found their ad on Craigslist, quickly took over and reopened the spot as a barbecue joint. Jammin Joe's is now smoking at 2600 High Street; keep reading for a taste of what Van Dyke is doing in West City Park.
Owner Joe Van Dyke serves up a plate of ribs.
Van Dyke plans to offer a delivery service in the near future.
Meat is smoked right in the parking lot at Jammin Joe's.
Inside Jammin Joe's.
Sides of baked beans, cole slaw and greens.
Van Dyke serves a customer.
Van Dyke prepares a batch of his slaw sauce. All sauces at Jammin Joe's are made in-house.
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