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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

Inside Jammin Joe's. Keep reading for more of Jammin Joe's.

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