I have to write, it is not everyday that you find great BBQ outside of the hood, and if you do, it is definitely not a spot you feel compelled to write home about until now.
Compton, LA has officially met up with West Hollywood, it is like that 70’s show the Jefferson’s and Bludso’s Bar & Que has moved on up to the west side, and I am so glad they did.
Sometimes when restaurants add additional locations, somehow they lose their swagger of the original location, but not Bludso’s. The pork ribs are absolutely delicious, not fatty, very meaty, and the dry rub is so delectable, that the two bbq sauces are not required. Oftentimes bbq sauce usually places a shroud over the meat, so to decide if the meat was actually delicious is suspect, but there is no guessing here, this meat is the real deal Hollyfield. The pulled pork came out dry, but dry meaning no sauce, it was tender and mouth watering, and when I added the optional spicy and mild bbq sauce to it, it raised the bar from eye level to high level.
Now I am always a proponent for having your veggies with dinner and so collard greens are the way to go. I don’t know if they added a dash of cayenne pepper, but I know that those greens had a kick; these greens actually reminded me of the days when my Grams cooked holiday dinners, but let’s not stop there, who can have soul food without mac n’ cheese, I can’t, so I didn’t, and I must say, I am so glad I did. It was creamy, generously seasoned and an absolute compliment to the pork ribs, collard greens, and pulled pork.
Now if you are going to go, you better go for the gusto, and order dessert, and the one to pick is the peach cobbler, with vanilla ice cream on top. Now by this time you may have eaten so much, my suggestion is that you share this dessert and it is not because, the portion is so large, but because there is no need to unbutton your pants at the restaurant. These sweet peaches are baked with a biscuit like crust, that makes you shout AMAZEBALLS upon your first bite, and shake your head because you have just found your true love, in of all places a bar.
Bludso’s Bar & Que on 609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA has hit the jackpot, perfect atmosphere, open & airy, the staff is friendly and attentive, the food is quick, and sure street parking is a beast, but valet is available for $6.50, which is cheaper than a parking ticket, and right around the corner from the happening strip of Melrose.
Bludso’s Bar & Que you have made me a happy eater which is hard task to achieve, and I shall see you again!!