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BBQ Caterer who grills on-site

Veggietales Aug 11, 2010 03:27 PM

I have a party I'm throwing in September. I am looking for a mobile grill pit that can be brought to my location to serve up a variety of BBQ'd meats.
We're located in Culver City/Marina Del Rey area.

Can the hounds recommend anyone to me?


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  1. johnnyshungry RE: Veggietales Aug 11, 2010 03:30 PM


    I pick up bbq at the farmers market they cater

    1. wienermobile RE: Veggietales Aug 11, 2010 03:31 PM

      Big Mista is great. You can taste him at The El Segundo farmers market Thursdays from 3pm to 7pm. Best brisket I've had outside of Austin.

      1. ipsedixit RE: Veggietales Aug 11, 2010 03:32 PM

        Big Mista. http://bigmista.com/catering/

        1. hnsbmg RE: Veggietales Aug 11, 2010 03:42 PM

          Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Big Mista.

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            Nicole RE: Veggietales Aug 11, 2010 04:17 PM

            Another vote for Big Mista. Great bbq, nice people. We get their bbq frequently and have never been disappointed.

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              degustateur RE: Veggietales Aug 11, 2010 04:48 PM

              Big Mista, of course, is a solid bet. Another sure shot is The Park's Finest:


              1. mrshankly RE: Veggietales Aug 11, 2010 04:51 PM

                Boneyard Bistro also cooks on-site with their full BBQ rig.

                Boneyard Bistro
                13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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                  carter RE: mrshankly Aug 14, 2010 12:12 PM

                  And does a superb job of it. Highly recommended.
                  While in Sherman Oaks, Boneyard will go to the west side, and you will be thankful it did.

                  1. re: carter
                    hnsbmg RE: carter Aug 14, 2010 04:57 PM

                    I greatly prefer Big Mista but do agree that Boneyard Bistro has good Q -- much better than expected the first time I went there and saw all those bistro items on the menu. I haven't stopped by since the recent remodeling and hope they still serve that outstanding baguette (with very good butter). A "Wonder"-ful change from BBQ tradition.

                    Incidentally, people who have been on Mars or in a monastery the last couple of years might want to look at this LA Times piece on Big Mista's "empire":


                    It includes a mention of our own Professor Salt.

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                  reality check RE: Veggietales Aug 11, 2010 10:17 PM

                  Are you asking for a pit master to serve make his BBQ at your house? That will be very costly.

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                    aizan RE: Veggietales Aug 12, 2010 11:59 AM

                    the park's finest is easily my top choice for bbq catering.

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                      smile81 RE: Veggietales Aug 13, 2010 03:15 PM

                      big mista quadrupled!

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                        aizan RE: smile81 Aug 13, 2010 04:11 PM

                        eh, you can get bigmista at the farmer's market any old time. the park's finest is harder to come by, and in a whole other league to boot.

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                          reality check RE: aizan Aug 13, 2010 04:24 PM

                          I had Parks Finest, in Little Tokyo the other weekend. Not very good at all.

                          Little Tokyo Restaurant
                          150 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773

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                            aizan RE: reality check Aug 13, 2010 09:07 PM

                            you're kidding! i tried it at the yelp/pleasurepalate event and it was better than any bbq i've had at a brick-and-mortar joint.

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                              Servorg RE: aizan Aug 14, 2010 03:34 PM

                              It certainly looks damn tasty: http://pleasurepalate.blogspot.com/20...

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                        RicRios RE: Veggietales Aug 13, 2010 05:23 PM

                        Tres Gauchos Catering.
                        Met them at an embassy party, top notch Argentinian BBQ.
                        Carlos (310) 991-8005 or Juan (818) 518-7249

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                          Galen RE: RicRios Aug 13, 2010 09:20 PM

                          Without a doubt The Park's Finest.

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