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Just take Bludso’s Bar & Que, the La Brea restaurant opening this week, where the synergy between barbecue master Kevin Bludso (Bludso’s in Compton) and burger barons Jason Bernstein and James Starr (The Golden State) proves that the best matches often involve contrasting profiles.
Grab a seat at a wooden booth or on the small front patio. Muted gray walls and soft filament bulbs are a pleasant departure from the sawdust-covered floors of your typical ’cue joint.
Expect hearty meats (dry-rubbed pork shoulder, juicy rib tips) smoked in-house and plated in reasonable portions that leave room for tender collard greens and Southern-style potato salad. Wash it all down with a mint julep or Fernet (both on draft) before tucking into an epic slice of red velvet cake.
In other words, you’re getting lucky.
Bludso’s Bar & Que, 609 North La Brea Avenue, at Clinton Street, Mid-City (323-931-2583).
Photo: Rebecca Fishman / Courtesy of Bludso’s Bar & Que