While everyone from musicians and comedians to tech bloggers, indie filmmakers and anyone with frequent flier miles was traipsing around Austin last week for the annual South By Southwest, there's a good chance you were stuck at home, avoiding all social media. Otherwise, you would have been inundat ... More >>
For all of you who make the regular trek down to Bludso's in Compton for, perhaps, the sole purpose of eating Kevin Bludso's justly celebrated barbecue, you can cut down on your carbon footprint (although maybe not that of Bludso himself; and your BBQ carbon joke here: ____ ), as of about 5 o'clock ... More >>
Celebrating this year's Best of L.A. issue -- now out in print and online -- we're counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.
22: Beef Ribs at Bludso's BBQ.
Kevin Bludso's Texas-style barbecue pit, powered by dense hickory logs and a massive custom-designed smoker, is as cl ... More >>
If you're a fan of beer, BBQ or just places to soak up hickory smoke with a cocktail in hand, then you've no doubt heard the news about the former Tar Pit space transforming into a joint venture between Golden State, the beer and burger hot spot on Fairfax, and Bludso's BBQ, the Compton joint renown ... More >>
It seems hardly a 12-hour smoke has gone by since the days when polling around for the 5 Best Barbecue Joints in L.A. inevitably elicited those, "Well, if you have to eat barbecue in L.A.," and similar asterisk-studded brisket conversations that ended in buying a side firebox smoker (literally). We' ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Plus, there's a citrus slush, a bioflavonoid bomb enhanced with pomegranate vinegar, that is to a Jamba Juice concoction what a Kia Soul is to your mom's Subaru Forester." Iota: K-Town Teen Heaven ... More >>
J.H. StarrKevin Bludso and his pitWhen we left Part 1 of our interview with Kevin Bludso, he had been talking about barbecue tours, the merit (gasp) of food blogs, and how his 90 year-old granny is still drinking Hennessy, and still working the pit.
For Part 2, the man behind Bludso's BBQ in ... More >>
J.H. StarrKevin Bludso and his pit
Does Kevin Bludso make the best brisket in town? There are certainly a lot of people who think so. The Compton man with Texas roots opened Bludso's BBQ about three years ago, and his small shop was quickly discovered and pushed through the cycle of Internet ... More >>