As I work my way around the United States in search of the Best BBQ Joints I have often been told to check out Bludso’s BBQ in Compton, California (most notably from Big Mista from Big Mista’s Barbecue). Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to make a stop (yet), but one of our Los Angeles correspondents, Miguel (aka The Notorious BBQ), had a chance to hit it up on Independence Day. Here’s his piece:
A 4th o’ July BBQ journey to Bludso’s in Compton.
Probably the best Texas style BBQ in L.A., which is worth the trip considering L.A. does not have the greatest BBQ. I had the brisket and the Angus beef rib (weekends only) both of which were brilliant.
The sides (potato salad, cornbread, greens, baked beans) were all very good – nothing amazing but again very good and a great compliment.
I tried to order dessert but an hour and a half after opening they were already out. I guess that in itself tells how good they must be.
I know it’s a bit disconcerting when you hear Compton if you’ve never been there, and this was my first visit. However, there was not a moment when I felt unsafe about going there or while I was there. The one con is that there really isn’t a place to eat there. So my girlfriend and I found a park close by (again, felt completely safe) to eat our feast.
Eclectic clientele and friendly service. Even though it’s a trek, I will definitely return.