nicely fried chicken at Gus's BBQ
In today's L.A. Times, S. Irene ventures to South Pasadena to the remarkably consistent Gus's BBQ, and likes mostly everything about it. But she only gave it one and a half stars, you say. Well, it's a casual family barbecue restaurant and that means it rates between good and very good. I doubt she's given any other equally casual places any more stars. We had a birthday dinner for my son there last week and I liked the fried chicken as much as S. Irene did. I'd also have to agree with her tip to order the pulled pork and brisket as sandwiches, rather than as a large heap of meat which becomes monotonous after a while. Still not loving the not-so-tender greens, but the cole slaw and sweet potato fries are excellent. She didn't even mention the great mint juleps, which elevate the place to a full two stars in my book.