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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 1:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Queen Mary Mmm: West Coast BBQ Classic

Queen Mary Mmm: West Coast BBQ Classic

Great brush-wielding chefs shall 'Q it up, in Long Beach. Read »

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mmm, Savory: West Coast BBQ Classic

Mmm, Savory: West Coast BBQ Classic

Smoky, succulent meats are king on the Queen Mary. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kansas City BarBQ Competition

Kansas City BarBQ Competition

The grillin' style is saucy-sweet and the place is Anaheim. Read »

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

West Coast Barbecue Classic

West Coast Barbecue Classic

You can't spell "Long Beach" without a 'Q. Or, er, well, at least on one Saturday in May. Read »

About
A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
Authors
ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.