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the bludso's golden state mash-up, has it opened up shop already ?

kevin Feb 11, 2013 08:15 PM

didn't know if anyone has been yet or maybe it hasn't opened yet.

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    inbadfaith Jun 14, 2013 03:01 PM

    I used to frequent the Bludso's in Compton. Is the food still tasty? Or should I keep making the scenic drive to the original location? Craving a pulled pork sandwich right about now.... Do they have the smokehouses and everything?

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    1. re: inbadfaith
      kevin Jun 14, 2013 04:40 PM

      According to our sources, that would be a resounding Yes.

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      LuluTheMagnificent Feb 24, 2013 06:46 AM

      How does this place compare to Phillips BBQ? Is there smoke coming out of the building? I don't eat at BBQ places if I can't see smoke everywhere.

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        nosh Feb 22, 2013 04:19 PM

        Hit Bludso's last night for dinner with a dining companion from Austin. Plenty of room when we were seated around 6:30; place was full with some waiting when we left at 8. Note -- parking is very difficult before 7 when street parking opens, valet is $6.50.

        I waited for my companion at the bar -- friendly bartender, ridiculously narrow water glasses. Young lady a seat over ordered, said her bbq was delicious, but noted the pulled pork was cold and brisket was tough. Liked her greens. Comped her some new pulled pork.

        We ordered a half-pound of brisket (fatty), same of pulled pork (with bark), small order of rib tips (two rather small ones), large mac'n'cheese (big bowl), and corn bread, both sauces on the side. Way more than enough food. For me the brisket was the highlight -- slices most with a fat ribbon in the middle, tender, delicious, juicy. I liked the hotter sauce. Pulled pork and mac both good. Rib tip I had was good with texture contrast. Liked the corn bread a lot -- not too sweet.

        Prices were reasonable considering the WeHo area, the service, all the flatscreens, etc. Big meal for two, I still have enough for a good dinner, and my companion had a drink -- all for over $50 all-in. They do have a bit of an issue serving a large room with many customers at once and keeping the food hot. You check off a small form to order. Orders are presented family-style on trays, patrons are given plates to take their food, silverwear is on containers on the tables, as are rolls of paper towels.

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          linus Feb 22, 2013 04:35 PM

          what did the person from austin think about the bbq?

          1. re: nosh
            kevin Feb 22, 2013 05:29 PM

            Yeah, I haven't gotten there myself yet. But I do like the pricing in that you can order just some brisket without sides, since after all most true 'cue aficionados hate sides at bbq joints. Also, I was going to try the brisket, unless they did serve beef ribs too.

            I almost made it there, but it was kind of cold and rainy (yeah, I'm a baby, but it is LA).

            Hopefully I'll get there this weekend.

            So for you did the flavor and texture and smoke ring besides the brisket being lukewarm match up with Bludso's in Compton given that you have visited the location in Compton ?????

            Thanks for the heads up.

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            Jase Feb 19, 2013 07:17 PM

            I'm rooting for this place to be a rousing success. So I can keep driving down to the Compton location and hopefully deal with less crowds and no price increase. May the success and higher prices of this place subsidize the prices in the original!

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              Violatp Feb 19, 2013 05:58 PM

              Oh, I'll be in LA this summer and this place is SO on my list.

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                nosh Feb 19, 2013 05:50 PM

                What is parking like?

                1. wienermobile Feb 19, 2013 11:01 AM

                  Their menu for the La Brea location just went up at this link:

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                    cdub Feb 19, 2013 11:39 AM

                    no beef ribs. interesting...

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                      Servorg Feb 19, 2013 11:40 AM

                      No beef ribs -- yet...

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                        wienermobile Feb 19, 2013 11:43 AM

                        No $29 Texas Sampler either.

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                          TonyC Feb 19, 2013 11:46 AM

                          $29 TX sampler would put them out of biz.

                          There is a sampler.

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                      linus Feb 19, 2013 03:44 PM

                      are the pork ribs spare ribs or baby backs?


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                        TonyC Feb 19, 2013 09:56 PM

                        also been spare. since day 1,

                    3. TonyC Feb 19, 2013 08:51 AM

                      Half of Chow / tumblr / instagram was there. Who was lucky enough to get some rib tips?

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                      1. re: TonyC
                        kevin Feb 19, 2013 10:20 AM

                        Then I'm glad I missed it last night if half of twitter, tumblr, and instagram were present.

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                          Servorg Feb 19, 2013 10:23 AM

                          Given that those are all virtual entities, and since 50% of 0 is still 0, you would have had nothing to worry about... ;-D>

                      2. TonyC Feb 18, 2013 10:01 AM

                        Today, Kevin. Today.

                        Go forth and eat beef for the presidents.

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                          kevin Feb 18, 2013 10:13 AM

                          Shit, I hope it's open late. I won't be able to get to that part of town until the late evening. Ironically, I guess I'll possibly be closer to Bludso's in Compton.

                          1. re: kevin
                            wienermobile Feb 18, 2013 10:19 AM

                            Hours today are 5pm to midnight. And they are scheduled to be open till midnight all week.

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                              kevin Feb 18, 2013 12:05 PM

                              Wow, those are pretty darn healthy hours for my fucked up schedule.

                              Thanks for the update. Somehow, I still don't think it has info on the bludso's website.

                              1. re: kevin
                                Thor123 Feb 18, 2013 12:44 PM

                                Its a fucin shame!

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                          perfectpies Feb 16, 2013 03:47 PM

                          I heard they open on Monday!

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                            kevin Feb 16, 2013 04:14 PM

                            This monday, now, so it that president's day, or did it open last monday ?

                            i'm presuming president's day since no one has already posted on their meals there yt.

                            1. re: kevin
                              Thor123 Feb 16, 2013 07:16 PM

                              proud of you

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                            Dirtywextraolives Feb 12, 2013 08:23 AM


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                            1. re: Dirtywextraolives
                              kevin Feb 12, 2013 10:39 AM


                              i'll prolly drop by tonight or thurs, and/or wait till the wknd.

                            2. TonyC Feb 11, 2013 11:32 PM

                              No. Feel free to start driving by tomorrow night?

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