I cook real southern BBQ and have eaten the best...from Kreutz Market, Louis Mueller, Salt Lick, Iron Works (Texas), to Gates in K.C, to Wilber's and Piggy Park in S. Carolina, to Skyline in N. Carolina...Dreamland in Alabama to Rendevous and Cozy Corner in Memphis. I know BBQ. Ok, first question about Woody's....where is the huge woodpile? Look for it...where is it? BBQ is one thing and one thing only....cooking with HOT SMOKE FROM WOOD in an enclosed cooker...period. I love grilled meat, but it's not BBQ. I love boiled and broiled meat..it's not BBQ. Most places bake their meat, and then finish it on a grill with a ton of sauce that disguises the un-BBQed meat. Most joints you come across do this. If you are serving lunch and dinner, you are using, at minimum, 3-4 shopping carts full of wood a day, everyday. WHERE IS THE WOOD. I'm sorry, but you have been hoodwinked, conned, cheated. Another question...why is there no smoke comming from a chimney...ever? *waiting*...yup, not BBQ, in any way. Ask to see their smoker.....if they dare to open the door on it...why, there is no smoke coming out....suprise! I can't take my visiting southern relatives to any of these joints, except JR's, because they get downright offended, and let it be known. If you really like Woody's (and Phillips), then by all means, go there. I might suggest you try JR's on La Cienega, just south of Washington In Culver City. Then you will know... Real smoked meat and sauce that is not candy-sweet. REAL Memphis BBQ. ....thank me later, friends :-)
Pros: generally nice folks and yummy side dishes...love the slaw.
Cons: this is not BBQ...no wood..where's the woodpile? Where's the smoke? Well???