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Celebrate Summer in Compton: BBQ Party at Bludso's

  • Jun 23, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Please Make Note of Pleasure Palate Attendance Policies and our 3 Strikes Rule by clicking here before RSVP-ing to this Event. Cancelling your RSVP within 24 hours or not showing up at the event without contacting the Organizer ahead of time will result in a strike. 3 Strikes and You're Out!

**IMPORTANT: You will be automatically Waitlisted for this event. When I receive your payment, I will confirm it. Once I confirm your payment, I will move you to a 'Yes'. Please note that this is a joint event between Pleasure Palate and Gay Foodies and I will be the host for both dining groups.




With gas prices and food costs much higher compared to prior years, we had to raise the price to $25 per person. In addition, rather than asking for tips after the meal, I am adding in a $5 gratuity into the total price for the event. Hence, $30 per person.

$31.50 via Pay Pal ( to [masked]
The extra $1.50 is for the transaction fee that PayPal charges

$30 via Check - Mail the check to:

Robert Hemedes
P.O. Box 1180
Culver City, CA 90232

Payments need to be made by Friday, 06/21/13 to reserve your spot. The payment will cover the entire event. IMPORTANT: You can not just show up for this event. Only a pre-payment will guarantee your RSVP.

All payments are non-refundable after 06/13/13. I have to pay Bludso's in advance of the actual day of the event.




Ready for some Texas style BBQ? This will be the seventh or eighth time I've hosted a large party at Bludso's. If you haven't tried Bludso's yet, you are missing out on the best Texas style BBQ in the entire state of CA. Never been to one of my infamous Bludso's BBQ Parties before? Check out this video in YouTube:


For $30/31.50, you will get a sampling of the following:


Pork Ribs
Angus Beef Rib
Beef Brisket
Rib Tip
Pork Shoulder
Chicken Links
Beef Links

Side Orders

Potato Salad
Baked Beans
Cole Slaw
Mac & Cheese

Desserts - Desserts subject to change based on availability

Sweet Potato Pie
Red Velvet Cake
Banana Pudding
Peach Cobbler



If that's not enough, check out the glowing reviews of Bludso's in Yelp. They have hundreds of reviews and are still averaging close to 5 stars:

An afternoon savoring tasty BBQ, down home cooking, and family friendly service is definitely an event not to be missed. I look forward to seeing the Gay Foodies carnivores there! :)

Some helpful tips:

1) It will most likely be hot since it will be an afternoon in June. So wear light fabrics, but don't wear light colors. Wear black or something dark in case you get BBQ sauce on your clothes. If you get cold easy, then bring layered clothing.

2) Park in the side streets close to Bludso's. Its safe during daylight hours, even if you drive a fancy car. Just make sure not to leave anything valuable in your car for passersby to be tempted. I have never had any incidents in the last 6 or so events I have hosted at Bludso's, and I want to keep it that way. Sunset isn't until past 8 PM on the day that we will be eating at Bludso's, so there will be more than enough time to enjoy daylight hours while feasting on all that meat.

3) We will be eating at a parking lot, but there will be a tent to provide shade and there will be tables and chairs.

4) If you want to drink beer or wine with your BBQ, then bring your own libation.

5) In past events that I have hosted, there have been leftovers. That'e even after people have had 2nd and 3rd servings of the food. So you can bring tupperware, but you cannot load your tupperware until I have formally announced in the party that you can do so. If I catch you filling up your tupperware or getting extra plates to bring home BEFORE everyone present has had their fill of food, I will escort you out of the event for being too greedy.

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  • SuNnY

    Many thanks to Robert for organizing the annual dining event at Bludso's BBQ. A thousand thank yous to Mr. Bludso and his staff for providing us with the best catered barbecue dinner. Yes, the Texas-style barbecue at Bludso's BBQ in Compton is the very best in all of Los Angeles. Having dined on a lot of barbecue when I used to live in Texas, I can personally say that it really is authentic Texas-style barbecue at Bludso's. Yes, the brisket is the very best that I've eaten and so is the Banana Pudding. It is also no surprise to see that the lines for barbecue is now longer, but the wait for the very best is worth it.

    June 27, 2013

  • SuNnY

    OMG I can't believe that I accidentally deleted the photo album from Bludso's BBQ. Well, let me add the photos again.

    June 27, 2013

  • Nina P.

    So much delicious food and nice company. Thanks to Robert and the staff at Bludso's for hosting us.

    June 24, 2013

  • Susan

    We came, we ate, we ate some more, we swooned! Robert proves himself to be the greatest Host again.

    June 23, 2013

  • Mijo

    oh so yummy so so full. very very happy. thank you robert. you are the best!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Dev

    Glorious gluttony. : ) The food was SO good. The company was pleasant. The event was organized. Yay for a happy summer Sunday.

    June 23, 2013

  • Susan

    Food comaaaa... Robert, you rock!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Susan

    *does a happy dance*

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I had to pull out this year, due to illness. Hope to be back for the next one.

    June 15, 2013

  • SuNnY

    Well, I can't wait for Robert's annual epic dining event at Bludsoe's. Seriously, the the barbecue is worth it. Oh, and all the food we took home was just as epic as the eating part. OMG. The brisket and the Banana Pudding are my favorites.

    May 31, 2013

  • YourieG.

    Aww man, going to Tacolandia too... hopefully next time! Haven't been in a long while. Enjoy!

    May 30, 2013

  • Robert

    For those on the Wait List for Bludso's, please remember that you will only move to 'Yes' for the event once I confirm receipt of payment from you either through PayPal or mailed check.

    May 28, 2013

  • Dev

    Robert, can I pay for 2?

    May 22, 2013

    • Robert

      Dev, Yes, you can pay for two other people.

      May 22, 2013

  • Andi

    Really bummed to miss this, but I have tickets for Tacolandia that day!

    1 · May 20, 2013

    • Dev

      Tacolandia sounds like something to check into...

      May 22, 2013

  • Kiyo

    Crap! Sorry Robert, it will be too tight on time and food, I'm also going to Tacolandia! Have a great time everyone, Robert does a great Bludso event, enjoy it in Compton, I wasn't so enthralled with the new Hollywood location.

    May 22, 2013

  • Cathleen C

    That filled up quick!

    May 20, 2013

    • Robert

      Cathleen: Its not filled. There is plenty of space but I am not moving members into "Yes' until I confirm receipt of of payment.

      1 · May 20, 2013

    • Cathleen C

      Lol ok! I just saw waitlsit and drool over food pix. Didn't read description. I will check my schedule.

      May 21, 2013

  • Ellen

    So bummed I'm missing this, but going to Tacolandia that day... Everyone who goes to Robert's Bludso's event are in for a treat -- Robert thanks for holding this every year :)

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Mary J.

    Hi Robert! Sent my payment via PayPal when I saw there were two spots left. Now, system won't let me RSVP "yes."

    May 20, 2013

  • Wasima

    Sadly just saw that I am going to a wedding reception this evening. 3rd time I'm missing out on Bludso's :(

    May 20, 2013

  • Cecilia

    Oh Robert, yer killin' me. I already have tickets for tacolandia that day. Wish I could join you....

    1 · May 20, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Celebrate Summer in Compton: BBQ Party at Bludso's

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 10 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: I will refund your payment up until June 13th. After that there will be no refunds since I have to prepay Bludso's ahead of the event.

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