Looks like there’s a bit of competition barbecue happening in Downtown these days, with a new semi-secret Baby Blues BBQ pop-up happening just one block from Horse Thief BBQ at Grand Central Market.
Per the LA Times, the Baby Blues team has partnered up with Hill Street bar The Crossing as a sort of permanent pop-up. That means that during the week, it’s all Baby Blues all the time, from lunch specials to a happy hour that runs 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (and yes, cocktails are now available with your ribs).
However they’ve apparently mostly left the decor inside the dim corner spot the same, because on weekends the place reverts back to its lounge-y ways by only doing cocktails and music. Remember, this is the place known however shortly as Ebanos Crossing (now it's just The Crossing), which carried with it a Prohibition-era feel and a Rio Grande, both-sides-of-the-border cocktail menu. So if you want to just experience Baby Blues DTLA, you’ll have to shoot for a weekday at the moment.
It’s a bit confusing perhaps, and things could change in the future, but that’s the way it’s shaking out at the moment. As for the menu it’s more of the same from the multi-location barbecue folks, with everything from hush puppies to salads to Memphis-style ribs and key lime pie for dessert.
Baby Blues DTLA is open now.