Bludso’s BBQ - Compton, California
Inarguably the best barbecue outside the Barbecue Belt, Bludso’s is a Los Angeles institution. Owner Kevin Bludso is the product of generations’ worth of Texas barbecuers, and luckily for L.A., he’s taken the special techniques of his great-great-grandfather and the secret BBQ recipes of his grandmothers to California, so even West Coasters can experience the joy of Texas-style 'cue. Literally everything on this menu is good, so go as many times as it takes to try it all.
What to Order: Absolutely everything.