Bludso's BBQ Compton To Close


#1

Apparently a landlord dispute. Kevin is looking for new Compton location that may take over a year to open plus the possibility of new locations including Downtown Los Angeles!


#2

well that’s a dramatic change of events.

so were they even under remodel or was that whole thing a sham?


#3

I really hope they end up opening an OC branch not in Long Beach or Huntington. Somewhere more central or north please.


#4

This could be a blessing in disguise (uh-hum, Bar & Que). The Golden State will be good incubators - at least I hope.


#5

Does Fromin’s Deli in SaMo want to host a permanent pop up? :slight_smile: Or what about Pasadena??? Maybe lots of business from the Gold Line?


#6

Wait, there’s a branch of Bludso’s in Australia???


#7

Sort of. More “heavily inspired by” from what I can gather:

https://www.crownmelbourne.com.au/restaurants/casual/san-antone


#8

#9

What’s this about Golden State? ? ? ?


#10

Golden State is The majority owners and operators of Bludo’s Hollywood


#11

Considering Noah Galuten, who runs HW, is regularly there, and Kevin is occssionally there, it’s more than “heavily inspired.”


#12

In Australia?


#13

Whatt!?!? the burger guys? that’s rather shocking knowing how well they know beer and the awful beer selection at Bludso’s la brea


#14

they got tallboys of PBR, what more could you ask for?

:sweat_smile:


#15

Yes.


#16

Good to know. It’d be nice if the video included that info (is BBQ big in Australia???)…


#17

I see you’ve played knifey-spoony before.


#18

Oh, @TonyC mentioned awhile back that he had had some of @mhlee BBQ, no? Can’t imagine TonyC making a reference to it unless it was good…


#19

I’m sure it’s very consistent. I also wonder if this is why there have been so many reports of inconsistency at Bludso’s Compton. Perhaps Kevin is spread a little thin atm?


#20

I haven’t been to Australia, but from what I’ve seen, US BBQ is growing in popularity, so much so that a number of top US pitmasters have gone there for Meatstock.