Restaurant: Broiling Pit
Location: 939 S Glendora Ave, West Covina, CA 91790. (626) 813-3777
Date: April 23, 2017
Cuisine: Chinese BBQ
Continuing our food crawl from Yaha, we ventured across the minimal to:
This was supposed to be a skewers BBQ place.
The interior is way more modern.
This was just the specials menu. There was a giant picture menu too.
This wine traveled with us.
2008 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino. VM 93. A complex mix of savory herbs, plums black cherries, leather and sweet spices emerges from the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Beautifully layered from start to the finish, the 2008 impresses for its exceptional balance and finesse. The mid-weight style will likely come as a surprise to Valdicava fans, but all the elements come together in the glass. Proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese describes 2008 as a solid vintage across the board, but without the peaks of quality that would have allowed him to make the flagship Madonna del Piano. Instead. Abbruzzese bottled just one Brunelli, and it is fabulous.
Lamb skewers. Tolerable, but salty.
Roast chicken. Again, passable but nothing special.
Corn. Sweet. I mean like they put sugar on it.
Broiling Pit just tasted flat, not particularly good at all. And it was empty and took awhile — although they were perfectly nice. I marveled at all the custom signage and the enormous custom color menu. I can’t see how they can make money. Just not particularly good in an area with so many good places.
The full crawl consists of these visits: Yaha, Broiling Pit, Duck House
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