Location: South Pasadena, CA
Inspired by the many regions of the South, Gus’s has been serving real pit BBQ and true Southern hospitality since 1946 from its location on historic Route 66. There are no shortcuts to great BBQ and Gus’s has made it their mission to stay authentic to the craft. All of their meats are seasoned overnight and smoked low and slow over whole pecan logs for up to 16 hours. Their rubs and sauces are made from scratch daily, and when it comes to inspiration they look toward the simplicity of a true Southern kitchen and let the food speak for itself.
Chef John & Chris Bicos
John Bicos shares ownership of Gus’s BBQ with his brother, Chris. In 2007 the brothers bought Gus’s BBQ from their family friend. Understanding that their success wouldn’t have been possible without the support of their community, the Bicos are committed to giving back and generously contribute to local schools and non-profit organizations like Union Station Homeless Services.