Food in the Hood Series: Bigmista's BBQ at Watts

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25 people went

Price: $17.00

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Payments need to be made by 06/12 to reserve your spot because I need to pre-pay the owners ahead of time. The payment will cover the entire event. IMPORTANT: You cannot just show up for this event. Only a pre-payment and subsequent confirmation from Abby will guarantee your RSVP. So until you receive confirmation from Abby that she received your prepayment, only select "Maybe". Once you get Abby’s notification, then we will move you to “Yes”

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Assistant Organizer, Robert (, has found the place he that might rival the now legendary Bludso's. Some Pleasure Palate members already had a bit of a preview after checking out one of their Farmers Market locations, but after talking to the owner, Robert has set up a fabulous BBQ lunch just for the group in their Saturday location at Watts.

Quoting Robert: "Ever since I found out about Bludso’s, I’ve been challenged with the task of finding another BBQ place that can rival them.

I have heard good things about Bigmistas in ChowHound, but have not had the chance to try them out yet because they don’t have a fixed location. They only do a rotation on several Farmer’s Markets around LA. I love Farmer’s Markets, but they usually don’t have good places to sit down and eat a hearty meal like BBQ.

So my 'Cue loving Pleasure Palate members, I have arranged for Bigmistas to cater us an event at the Watts Farmer’s Market on a Saturday in June. The arrangement will be very similar to the past BBQ parties I have hosted at Bludso’s and Nate’s.

We will have a tent, tables and chairs. You will get to sample what Bigmista’s has to offer in terms of meats, side dishes and desserts."

For $16/$17, you will get a sampling of the following:


Pork Ribs – slow cooked and then glazed in their special sauce.
Pulled Pork – pulled apart and shredded by hand
Beef Brisket – slow-cooked for 12 hours
Tri-tip – Peppery and juicy
Chicken – seasoned with their special rub and smoked
The Fatty – Breakfast sausage seasoned and slow smoked

Side Orders

Smoked BBQ Beans
Pineapple Coleslaw
Potato Salad


Peach Cobbler
Sweet Potato Pie
Red Velvet Cupcakes



Here’s some pics from their website to whet your appetite: http://www.bigmista.c... (

I highly recommend that you do not eat breakfast the day of the event. And wear dark, loose fitting clothes because BBQ can get messy and your waistline will expand when you are done stuffing your belly with BBQ, side dishes and dessert!!!

The amount you paid does not cover tips. Tips are optional and I will leave it up to you how much you want to give based on your experience of the BBQ party.