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May 21, 2013 02:12 PM

BBQ in Los Angeles

Hi foodlovers , just moved to the LA Missing smoked ribs or briskets . Anyone have any good recommendations . Thanks

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    1. re: thechez5

      Agreed. Bludso's. Worth the drive.

        1. re: A5 KOBE

          4th for Bludso's Compton.

          Also like Big Mista at different farmers markets in LA area.

          1. re: wienermobile

            I forgot Big Mista. Now how could I forget ?

            Yes, I also highly recommend BM especially for their brisket. Their smoked pastrami is damn good too.

            1. re: kevin

              Agree. Love Big Mista's brisket and the pastrami but just know that the BBQ Pastrami is a special and they don't have it often enough for me. I have also heard that they intend to open a brick and mortar restaurant soon in Long Beach.

            2. re: wienermobile


              or randolph's (call ahead to see if they smoked that day).

              btw, has anyone tried old fashioned flavor recently? i drove down western a couple of weeks ago, and it looks like they've remodeled.

                1. re: barryc

                  Big Mista's current list of farmers market locations:

                  Atwater Village CFM
                  3250 Glendale Boulevard
                  (Wells Fargo Parking Lot)
                  Sunday 10a-2p

                  Century City CFM
                  1800 Avenue of the Stars
                  (TOPA Building Plaza)
                  Thursday 11a-3p

                  Bank of America CFM
                  333 S. Hope St
                  (Downtown BofA Plaza)
                  Friday 10a-2p

                  Torrance CFM
                  2200 Crenshaw Boulevard
                  (Charles Wilson Park)
                  Saturday 8a-1p

                2. re: wienermobile

                  Bludso's was featured on tonight's Diners, Drive ins & Dives on Food Network. Kevin even got a plug in for the new La Brea location

              1. re: kevin

                been hearing a bit about Phillips in the past few days, all good

              2. If its closer try the Bludso's on La Brea and see if it scratches your BBQ itch, or not.

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                1. re: Servorg

                  That location will be open Memorial Day for take out only.

                    1. If you want it to go Hardys at Coldwater and Moorpark on weekend afternoons is really good.

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                      1. re: BSW6490

                        I stumbled upon a Santa Maria-style tri tip parking lot cart, right near me that was as good as I've ever had. I regret they vanished.