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My Brothers Bar-B-Q Shutters After Nearly 60 Years in Woodland Hills

A quiet end for one of the Valley's longest-running meat spots.

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Sad news for Woodland Hills residents, as it appears that My Brothers Bar-B-Q has closed its doors after nearly 60 years of business. The Ventura Boulevard restaurant, adjacent to the Whole Foods near Topanga Canyon Boulevard, first opened in 1957, and has been family run ever since.

A week or so ago, regulars noticed an impromptu sign go up in the front window indicating the sudden shutter. Woodland Hills Magazine says in a Facebook post that the primary reason was the failing health of owner Kevin McGuire, though others have postulated about everything from money troubles to an apparently snarky woman (possibly the owner’s wife) who ran things with an iron fist and drew the ire of a bunch of one-star Yelpers.

Whatever the ultimate reason, it’s still a loss for the Valley, as My Brothers had been serving up reliable plates of ribs and roasted chickens for generations, and at some very respectable prices. No word on what, if anything, will replace the corner location, but Valleyites needing their barbecue fix will now need to head east to the likes of Dr. Hogly Wogly’s or Boneyard Bistro.

My Brother's Bar-B-Q

21150 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 348-2020