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SOLD OUT! Celebrate Summer in Compton: BBQ Party at Bludso's

  • Jul 20, 2014 · 2:30 PM
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**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.




Food costs more this year compared to last, but I was able to get Bludso's to keep it at $25 per person, like last year. 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, 07/11/14 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 07/11/14. 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

Rumor is Kevin Bludso might even smoke a whole hog just for us!!!

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 Pleasure Palate carnivores there! :)

Some helpful tips:

1) It will most likely be hot since it will be an afternoon in July. 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 7 or so events I have hosted at Bludso's, and I want to keep it that way. Sunset isn't until 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's 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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  • Daisy

    Hi Robert!
    Thanks for the Roadkill!
    My friends thought you are very nice.
    The champagne made it even better!
    Thanks, Daisy

    July 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    DIVINE! I wait all year for this event, and it always exceeds my expectations! Thank you, Robert and the Bludsos...

    July 21, 2014

  • Wasima

    Fantastic event. Gets better every year!

    1 · July 21, 2014

  • Chrissy


    July 20, 2014

  • Carol R.

    Can't wait for the next one!!! Was beautifully planned and executed.

    1 · July 20, 2014

  • Dev

    Late start, but still well-organized. Deliciously satisfying!! Great organizing Robert!

    2 · July 20, 2014

  • Yumi R.

    Be there late. Left phone charging.

    July 20, 2014

  • lisa

    Does anyone have an extra ticket?

    July 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an extra ticket if - anyone would like to take it, please email me thru my profile here

    July 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Eileen - Is the extra ticket still available? If so, do I pay you or Robert? Thx.

      July 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Christina, I just emailed you a reply

      July 18, 2014

  • Robert

    Okay, for those of you that have not yet sent in you payments, I think I have sold all 50 seats for the event. So it now truly is a Wait List for the event. If there is more demand, I will look into the feasibility of having a tent set up outside like before.

    June 10, 2014

    • Dev

      Oh, this year will we be set up inside the new waiting area?

      July 14, 2014

    • Robert

      No, we are dining at the former church next door, which is now Bludso's new banquet hall. Its still not quite ready for the general public at large, but for the purposes of our private party, it will suffice. Plus we aren't exposed to the sun and the flies.

      3 · July 14, 2014

  • Dan

    I recently realized that I'm double booked for this date, and since I've been to Bludso's several times, I'm giving up my seat so that someone else can enjoy what is sure to be a wonderful meal.

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    OMG I'm SOOOO excited!

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Robert

    Okay, good news. I sold out of all initial 50 seats for the event, but I spoke with Kevin Bludso and he said I could increase the capacity. So I have about 20 seats more I can sell for this event. But there is a caveat, he wants us all to vote for Bludso's in the Steve Harvey's Neighborhood awards tomorrow, Thursday, the 12th.

    2 · June 11, 2014

    • Robert

      Rex, more seats were added, but I will not move a person to 'Yes' status for the event, until I actually confirm receipt of payment.

      June 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Payment sent. Sorry, I didn't want to send payment if this event was already too filled up.

      June 19, 2014

  • Carol R.

    Robert, will you be posting if you have a couple of spots open from people from ywhom you have not received payment? If so, will you post this on Fri.?

    June 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't tell if my vote was accepted. But I've tried.

    1 · June 12, 2014

  • Robert

    For those of you on the Wait List, I only have 9 seats left before I close the event to any more RSVPs. I am only allowing 50 seats for this event and I have already sold 41 seats. So if you wait too long in sending your payment, you will not get a seat.

    June 10, 2014

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Your organizer's refund policy for SOLD OUT! 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 July 11th. After that there will be no refunds since I have to prepay Bludso's ahead of the event.

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