My folks just moved to Pasadena and for awhile I was content with BBQ from the nearby Whole Foods on Arroyo (don't laugh WH comes from Austin) but that didn't last long. Their Q strangely tastes mostly of water.
I'm here to report that chowhound let me down. I've been on her for 8 years and have high expectations. Perdue's BBQ wasn't on these boards but it was on some others with high reviews. I've now been 3 times in two weeks. Phillips is my favorite Q in LA and now Perdue's is my second.
Perdue's pork spare ribs are dark, meaty, crusty and delicious. They come with crunchy buttery garlicky Texas toast. The red beans and rice is the best I've had in LA. Better than Harold and Bell's. The beef ribs were not my favorite. I didn't try the baby backs and the rib tips were very good. The make their own red velvet cake!
Perdue's has been open for over a year. The friendly family running the place is from Arkansas.
456 E. Orange Grove, Pasadena, CA 91104
Phone: 626.229.0742 Fax: 626.628.0362
Perdue's Q BBQ
456 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104