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Sampler Platter: BBQ in Westwood & Atwater Village, ramen in NY and more

Photo: Hannah Geddis, 30, savors Memphis-style baby back ribs at Gus's Barbecue in South Pasadena. Credit: Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times It's Monday, but this food news might make you feel less blue ...

  • Westwood Brewing Company "will try to shed its college bar label as it converts into a "serious" BBQ joint." Eater LA
  • We've heard that the lines are long for Bigmista's Barbecue at the Atwater Village farmer's market, and Atwater Village Newbie confirms it.
  • "Momofuku is a gentrified abomination of a ramen shop with food peddled to New York diners who really ought to know better." The Rameniac
  • The Locavore's dilemma: What to do with the kale, turnips and parsley that overwhelm your community-supported agriculture bin. Slate
  • Polish member of Parliament fails drunk-driving test. Claims he ate too many apples that fermented in his stomach. Metro UK
  • Tonight at the Astor Center in N.Y., Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert and and New York Times writer Christine Muhlke will be doing a big event around their new book, "On The Line," a behind-the-scenes look at how Ripert's famed restaurant runs. The Feedbag

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo:  Hannah Geddis, 30, savors Memphis-style baby back ribs at Gus's Barbecue in South Pasadena. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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Bigmista's Barbecue is also at the following farmers markets:

SUNDAYS 10:00-2:00
Atwater Village (Wells Fargo Parking Lot)
3250 Glendale Boulevard

TUESDAYS – 8:00-1:00
Torrance 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard
(Charles H. Wilson Park)

THURSDAY – 3:00-7:00
El Segundo
Main Street & Pine Avenue

SATURDAYS - 10:00-2:00
Watts (parking lot in front of park)
103rd & Central Ave. - Ted Watkins Park

Check out the menu here:

Most people that hate momofuku like traditional cuisine, or aren't accustomed to too much salt in their foods. Most Koreans I know who don't use much salt complained about that when trying Momofuku. Not sure why they need to hate so much, different strokes for different folks!


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