If you have a craving for bbq, and you happen to be in Studio City, Uncle Andre's serves some pretty authentic southern fare. Seriously there's not much (read any)
atmosphere here but it's a long way from Calabasas so we choose to "dine" in the tiny (mostly take out) joint. I use the word dine cautiously as the parade of to-go customers is both hectic and endless. However, the freshness of the chow is worth the
40 minute wait especially when you can look at all of the signed autographs and celeb photos adorning the walls while you ponder over whether you really are ever getting any food. Fried chicken wings ($7.95) are golden brown, crispy and made to order.
These are some of the biggest wings we've ever seen. Seven of them come in an order. Try a basket of of French fries ($2), Hush Puppies ($3.25), or a piece of cornbread ($.50). The Half Bird ($11.95) is authentic southern fried
and worth every minute of that wait. White and dark meat is juicy and tender and crust is thick, perfectly salted, and super crunchy. We ordered two sides of homemade mac and cheese ($3.75) which is thick, creamy, and cheesy.
We could not pass on the Half Baby Back Rib Slab ($12.95) and I'm glad we didn't! These are possibly some of the largest, meatiest ribs outside of real Kansas City bbq! Come hungry, come early, and be prepared to wait. Bring a project, a good book, or a
good conversationalist to pass the time. Uncle Andre's BBQ 11715 Moorpark Street, Studio City. (818) 763-8414. Tue-Fri 11 am-9 pm Sa-Su 12:30 pm-9 pm. *Get there by 5:30 pm (or call for take-out) as they do run out of food!
Recommended Dishes: Baby Back Ribs, Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese.