I've traveled through some of the so-called ""BBQ states"" like North Carolina, Texas, Missouri, and I found that the food is pretty good there. However, many of the places in those states were serious junk. The food at Houston's was just as good as any of the decent places I went to, and in many cases, even better. Those people who are looking to for ""real BBQ"" or claim to know the authentic stuff, remind me of those New Yorkers that claim their pizza is the best, even though I've had far better New York -style pizza in L.A., compared to the pizza in Manhattan (maybe outside of manhattan it's better, to be fair). For the price you can't beat this place with a stick. Also, in a happening place in Hollywood. Their sandwiches are awesome and they have home-made chili, that is nothing like the junk they top your fries with at Der Wienershcnitzel. If you're used to that kind of junk, then yeah maybe this place isn't for you. Otherwise, I give it an A minus.
Pros: Good food, good price.
Cons: Need some corn-on-the-cob.