BBQ World is one of the few butcher-only shops in Little Saigon, a place where you pick up meat and virtually nothing else, where most orders are by the pound. But you can get a simple lunch of two choices of meat and rice for a bit less than $7; the resulting mounds can feed an office drone through a workweek. A menu translates most of their offerings, but take someone versed in Vietnamese or Chinese to decipher all the treasures.
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As Little Saigon refurbishes itself—as new, hip, non-Vietnamese restaurants run by the second generation open and landlords spruce up tired storefronts and replace aging marquees—places such as BBQ World are comforting, ...