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811 S. Long Beach Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90221 310-637-1342
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Smoke billows from the steel drum barbecues lined up in the Compton parking lot at Bludso's. One taste of Kevin Bludso's spareribs, sheathed in a crackly, charred crust ($21.50 per slab, with two sides), and you know you've found a disciplined pit master. Bludso blends various woods to suit each meat type: hickory, pecan, and apple for pork; red oak with pecan for beef brisket. (A fully stuffed sandwich costs $4.50.) Large cuts spend up to 15 hours in his smokers; the low, slow 250-degree heat seals in the moisture and flavor. On weekends, crowds gather for Flintstone-size beef ribs—the meat falling from the bones—and the juicy, shredded pork shoulder. The house-made sausages and thick sauces are transcendent. Real Texas barbecue: As a kid, the Compton-raised pit boss and former department of corrections employee spent most summer vacations working beside his grandma Willie-Mae Fields at her barbecue stand in Corsicana, Texas. Those were summers exceptionally well spent.
Rating
Price
Categories
Barbeque
Hours
Tues.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 12:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Credit Cards Accepted
Not Sure
Alcohol
None
Standard of Attire
Casual
Delivery Service
No
Group-Friendly
Yes
Good for
Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Parking Option(s)
Street, Private Lot
Carry-out
Yes
Reservations
No
Waiter Service
No
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