Given how much we love barbecue, it was a no-brainer that we’d want to serve barbecue at our wedding reception, so last Saturday, we decided to go check out the ‘cue at The Three Bears.
Owned by our good friend Perry Wilkins’ cousin Sherry Adams, The Three Bears has been serving up the finest homemade burgers, barbecue dinners and desserts since 1984 out of what appears to have been the family garage at one point in time.
The atmosphere’s definitely bare bones but the food is stick-to-your-ribs-mmm-mmmm-good.
While they’re known for their burgers (the Smokey Bear Burger consists of three large patties with pastrami and a hot link), we decided to concentrate on the beef ribs, sliced beef and hot links (Robert Downey Jr supposedly loves their links). The barbecue sauce is definitely what makes ’em slap-yo–momma good. Our sample plate was doused in the hot and spicy version of their custom blend barbecue sauce, but they do have mild and medium for those who prefer it that way.
We would have to say that what puts The Three Bears high up on our ‘Places To Go’ list are their desserts- especially their peach cobbler. They have the world’s best peach cobbler, hands down. From the moment they hand you the little styrofoam cup with a scoop of the piping-hot concoction, you’re done for. The crust is perfectly light and crumbly, the peach mixture is just sweet enough to make you involuntarily close your eyes and hear rhythm and blues in your head. Their peach cobbler makes you think that you’ve just died and gone to Peach Cobbler Heaven.
Apparently, we’re not the only ones who think so. Sherry says that they sent a tray of it to Stevie Wonder and he couldn’t stop singing its praises (yes, cheap pun intended).
The Three Bears
11916 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061