Los Angeles, CA 90036
- Sun 12pm-8pm, Tue-Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm
- All Major Credit Cards
- Family Style, Takeout
- Dinner, Lunch
- Full bar
- Not Accepted
- Street, Valet
LA Weekly's Description
Surprisingly, for the most part the food at Kevin Bludso's new Bludso's Bar-&-Que in Hollywood is a pretty amazing representation of what you might get at a barbecue shack — in the South or in Compton. The meats are smoky; the sides taste honest. Collards are funky and imbued with vinegar, and the slaw is all fresh, vegetal cabbage crunch, with just the right amount of mayo. Baked beans are smoky and sweet, with enough heft and carmelization to distinguish them completely from the canned variety. The mac 'n' cheese is the closest I've had anywhere to my North Carolina mother-in-law's — tangy, made with real cheese, hearty rather than creamy. It may not sit well with those who grew up on the Velveeta version, but the Southerners I've brought to Bludso's scarf it down. —Besha Rodell
Tips from foursquare
Kevin Bludso specializes in thick hunks of slow-cooked cow. There is a sweet, peppery sauce, but the beef ribs and the coarse sausage don't need it.
Best bbq in LA hands down. Everything from the ribs and sliced brisket, to the sides and deserts. Hey folks, it's finga lickin GOOD.
Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Brisket, ribs, cornbread— all life-changing. Just get here early.
Tummy aching from all that bbq'd meat? Try the Fernet on tap.
The julep on tap is really mint bourbon that they then mix with soda water, sugar and bitters.
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