Bludso’s BBQ in Compton Gets my Vote for Hoodie Awards

I’m a self-proclaimed “foodie”. I love food. I love good food. I love healthy food. I love not-so-healthy food, and I love food that could make me gain ten pounds just looking at it.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I absolutely love BBQ, and that I won’t just settle for any kind of BBQ. By the time I was in 9th grade I had already made my own concoction of BBQ sauce, and came up with a way of making my ribs fall right off the bone. That’s a skill, by the way—so I don’t play when it comes to BBQ!

Well, one of my dear friends reminded me that the Hoodie Awards were right around the corner, and it was time to vote. I won’t lie and say that I’m actively engaged in the process and festivities, but when I know there are certain businesses in the “hood” hoping to get exposure, kudos, more customers, and potentially more revenue—-I make the time to promote, nominate and/or vote for them.

The category I’m focused on, if you haven’t figured it out already is—BBQ restaurants, and the best BBQ. Who has the best BBQ in the United States? Where in the “hood” can you find the best BBQ? Where is the best BBQ with the best customer service, and overall best experience?

Well folks my vote is going for Bludso’s BBQ in Compton, California. If you search and find a Bludso’s location anywhere else, it’s not the real one! The original and real Bludso’s is located in good ole’ Compton, California, the city where I’ve spent many days as a child and an adult.

Compton, where I used to tutor kids at the community college every Saturday for two years. Compton, where I have family.
Compton, home of Centennial, Dominguez, and Compton high schools, and the Barack Obama Charter school.

Compton, where a lot of famous people are from (or lived for a period of time)—even former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara lived in Santa Fe Gardens apartment complex in the 1950s (when it was a predominantly middle class area).

Compton, the city recently designated as an “Entrepreneurial Hot Spot” and one of the best places to start and grow a business, according to independent economic research firm, Cognetics, Inc.

There’s a lot of good, great, interesting, and newsworthy things and people coming out of Compton. So why be surprised that there’s also some yummy BBQ in Compton off of Long Beach Boulevard, between Alondra Boulevard and Cypress Street?

Bludso’s won last year’s Hoodie Awards for best BBQ. That means a lot of folks agree with my friend that, “the food is delicious and customer service is impeccable!!!” and with three exclamation points, I think you can tell that this comment shouldn’t be taken lightly!

Bludso’s BBQ has held the number one spot in the nation for best BBQ as awarded by the Hoodie Awards, and folks want to make sure that it remains in the top spot this year, and for many years to come.

Today from 6:00am-6:00pm PST you can vote online at for Bludso’s BBQ (or any other BBQ place you naively think has a shot at winning).

If you live or will be in the Los Angeles area, you should stop by and try it out for yourself.

Bludso’s BBQ
811 S. Long Beach Blvd., Compton Ca. 90221

Follow them on Twitter: @bludsosbbq1
and use the contact information that I provided above to vote for them at

You can vote for whomever you like, and if you think you know of a place better than Bludso’s, tell me about it. I’m always ready to chow down!

Copyright 2013. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved.