One of the most lauded barbecue joints in Los Angeles, Bludso’s, has a pop-up at The Reef in Long Beach.
BBQ extravaganza featuring live entertainment from local bands, a smokin’ food court, cantinas, arts and crafts. Fiery chicken, pulled pork, tri-tip, pork ribs, sausages and sides Award-winning national BBQ pitmasters will make their way to the festival to battle it out against local barbecue gurus for a grand title for the Best BBQ and a People’s Choice Favorite.
The Queen Mary announced Tuesday that its fifth annual West Coast BBQ Classic (WCBC) is set to take place this May.
It’s always been about Bludso’s, the staple BBQ joint just north of Long Beach in Compton. Call me sacrilegious but I reject the idea that Bludso’s—which sits at #54 on the Los Angeles Times’ best 101 restaurants—tops North Long Beach’s small-but-mighty Robert Earl’s BBQ. They’re certainly neck-and-neck and given that the LB gem has yet to be discovered, perhaps that gives Robert Earl a bit of a leading edge.
Those Long Beach residents who were so disappointed regarding the minuscule portions allotted by Big Bite Bacon Fest can take a little sigh of relief. Bigmista’s Barbecue, one of the vendors who had handed out samples during the event, is setting its sights on Long Beach.
Four years ago, Fountain Valley became home to the OC BBQ Bonanza, but as with all things that could be better, the organizers made a smart move north: over 5,000 people ascended daily onto Rainbow Lagoon for the three-day cookout, now officially dubbed the Long Beach BBQ Festival.
Thousands flooded Harry Bridges Memorial Park Saturday to taste and judge over 60 pitmasters who flooded the day with all things barbecue at the Queen Mary’s third annual West Coast BBQ Classic.
Chicken and brisket and ribs–oh my! Queensway Bay will be coated in the sweet smell of BBQ smoke this Saturday as 60 pitmasters from up and down the coast offer tastes of their meat and compete for cash prizes along with the title of “Best West Coast BBQ.”
Inspired by neighborhood-centric food events like the Taste of Downtown and Stroll and Savor in Belmont Shore, Greener Good North Farmers Market co-manager Stephen Metz decided it was time for the 9th District to get its own gastronomic spotlight. Taste of North Town was born.