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Photos: Jammin Joe's is pleased to meat you!

Jammin Joes's slow-smoked, Virginia-style ribs.
Jammin Joes's slow-smoked, Virginia-style ribs.
All photos by Danielle Lirette

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.

See also: - Frank's Kitchen has been sold, will become barbecue restaurant - Dina Berta takes a break from writing to help run Frank's Kitchen - Best BBQ 2013: Boney's Smokehouse BBQ

Owner Joe Van Dyke serves up a plate of ribs.
Owner Joe Van Dyke serves up a plate of ribs.
Van Dyke plans to offer a delivery service in the near future.
Van Dyke plans to offer a delivery service in the near future.
Meat is smoked right in the parking lot at Jammin Joe's.
Meat is smoked right in the parking lot at Jammin Joe's.
Photos: Jammin Joe's is pleased to meat you!

Inside Jammin Joe's.

Photos: Jammin Joe's is pleased to meat you!
Sides of baked beans, cole slaw and greens.
Sides of baked beans, cole slaw and greens.

Keep reading for more of Jammin Joe's.  

Van Dyke serves a customer.
Van Dyke serves a customer.
Photos: Jammin Joe's is pleased to meat you!
Van Dyke prepares a batch of his slaw sauce. All sauces at Jammin Joe's are made in-house.
Van Dyke prepares a batch of his slaw sauce. All sauces at Jammin Joe's are made in-house.
Photos: Jammin Joe's is pleased to meat you!
Photos: Jammin Joe's is pleased to meat you!


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