Gus’s Barbecue, Los Angeles’s most historical barbecue restaurant, is celebrating the official Grand Opening of their third new location at The Vineyards in Porter Ranch with Giveaways, Games, Live Entertainment, and much more, on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm! Inspired by the many regions of the South, Gus’s Barbecue has been serving real pit BBQ and true Southern hospitality since 1946 in its original South Pasadena location.
The Gus’s Barbecue story began when a band of pioneering relatives, Gus, Jack, and Mike, left their family-owned bar in Cleveland and headed west on Route 66, sampling some of the best flavors that the American South and Midwest had to offer. The trio ended up in a little town called South Pasadena, where they bought a diner called Hamburger Mac’s and launched their dream of bringing proper BBQ to the West Coast. Today Gus's Barbecue remains a tribute to Southern life, where family, tradition and celebration are of the utmost importance.
In 2007 Brothers and Co-Owners Chris and John Bicos (Magnolia House, Tacocita) practically raised in the kitchen, having grown up in their family restaurant (Pasadena’s The Original Tops), purchased the restaurant and using their restaurant heritage and know-how, reopened it after a full renovation in April 2008. In June of 2018, the Bicos Brothers expanded and opened a second location in Claremont, and they are very much looking forward to this coming weekend as they officially introduce their third location in Porter Ranch.
The Gus’s Barbecue Menu kicks-off with the Appetizers featuring their famous Cast Iron Cornbread served with jalapeño jelly and honey butter; Spicy Smothered Hot Wings with a fiery homemade wing sauce, blue cheese crumbles and a jicama slaw; a Smoky Guacamole served with house-made tortilla chips and charred salsa, and the Pulled Pork Nachos with a three cheese sauce, BBQ baked beans, smoked mozzarella, jack cheese, tomato, red onion, smoky guacamole, pickled jalapeños and Gus’s Original BBQ Sauce, just to name a few.
Gus’s Real Pit BBQ is everything a BBQ lover dreams of including delectable selections such as Memphis Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Brick Chicken, Texas Beef Brisket, St. Louis Spare Ribs, Peppercorn Crusted Tri-Tip, Smoked Sausage, and Carolina Style Pulled Pork, each seasoned overnight and then smoked low and slow for up to fourteen hours over whole pecan logs in order to create Gus’s signature smoke flavor. Guests will rejoice as each of these BBQ specialties come with a choice of Two Sides featuring Gus’s signature favorites: French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Cole Slaw, Dirty Rice, Mac N’ Cheese, BBQ Baked Beans, Creamed Corn, Braised Southern Greens, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Red Skin Potato Salad, Jalapeño Cheddar Grits, Louisiana Red Beans & Rice, and Seasonal Vegetables. The Southern Kitchen offers up time-honored Southern staples such as Southern Fried Chicken, Jack’s Mac and Cheese, Nashville Hot Chicken, Fried Catfish & Chips, Chicken Fried Steak, Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits, and everyone’s favorite Fried Chicken and Waffles.
Gus’s Sandwiches are definitely something to savor with selections like the Carolina Style Pulled Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, Rib Sandwich, Smoked Pastrami Sandwich, Smoked Tri-Tip Caprese, BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Gus’s Fried Chicken Sandwich, Cajun Catfish Sandwich, Smoked Turkey Sandwich, and Smoked Turkey Melt. Desserts are a must at Gus’s Barbecue so save some room for an irresistible Southern sweet such as the Orange Bourbon Pecan Bar, Warm Chocolate Brownie, Red Velvet Cake, and Blueberry Biscuit Cobbler.
There are libations for every palate at Gus’s Barbecue like the West Coast Old Fashioned; the Smoker In The Rye; On The Porch; The Southern Sangria; Fix’n For Blackberries; Bourbon & Peaches; and Porter Ranch Sour. Gus’s Barbecue offers an unprecedented Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm with special beverage offerings and an abundant, appetizing, and affordable selection of Happy Hour Food including Fried Pickles, Nashville Hot Tots, Texas Brisket Sandwich, and more.
Gus’s Barbecue at The Vineyards in Porter Ranch will be celebrating their official Grand Opening on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 with Giveaways and Live Entertainment from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Games (Corn Hole, Jenga, and Contact Four) from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Gus’s Barbecue at The Vineyards in Porter Ranch will be open every Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm; every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 12:00 Midnight, and every Sunday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. Gus’s Barbecue will also offer Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.