8 of us visited the La Brea location. We ordered the $95 "tray" which is a sampler of everything they sell.
- DRY MEAT (although the white meat chicken was surprisingly juicy-- this is usually the first thing to be screwed up). The hot links were fine. But the actual BBQ-- ribs, rib tips, brisket, pulled pork-- ALL DRY.
- Real lack of smoky depth
Overall extremely disappointing. This was a poor representation of Bludso's name. One of the most important aspects for me of any BBQ joint is consistency, and over my dozen or so visits to Bludso's on Long Beach, it's been consistently great. Meltingly tender brisket, deep luxurious smokiness, tender ribs. By contrast, BFWP™ was a real disappointment.
This was my only visit, so I'd be interested to hear if others had similarly disappointing visit, or if this is a one-off experience.
n.b. The hipsters in ironic mustaches and skinny jeans didn't help. It just further reminded me that I didn't belong here.