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It's time we started serving REAL. GOOD. MEAT on the regular to folx in L.A. If we smoke it they will come. Read more

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It's time we started serving REAL. GOOD. MEAT on the regular to folx in L.A. If we smoke it they will come.

About this project

We've been serving REAL. GOOD. MEAT. to the good folx of L.A. since 10/2008 at various farmers markets throughout Los Angeles. We started in Watts and have since been to Lawndale, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, and El Segundo. Now we're in Atwater Village (our anchor), Century City, Pershing Square and BofA Plaza Downtown.

We plan to be one of the few places that stays true to barbecue because it's our passion as you can tell by my blog post earlier this month.

We are opening our first restaurant in downtown Los Angeles at the Medallion. Initially we thought we had enough funding to finish out the project but we're finding that may not be the case anymore. The kitchen will be completed with no problems, it's the front of the house we need funding for. We want to make sure we're able to open by the end of April as planned.

Smoked Pastrami
Smoked Pastrami

The space has already been designed by Kevin Tsai Architecture firm and the smoker has been selected but there is a lot that needs to happen before the doors will open. We plan for this to be the flagship of at least four more restuarants so we plan to be really hands on and big PIMA's (pain in my a$$) throughout the project so we can learn as much as possible for the next location,

Saucy Ribs
Saucy Ribs

The lease is signed the deposit is made and paperwork is underway and we want to make sure that everything doesn't come to a halt because we ran short of funds.

Risks and challenges

Our challenge will be making sure everything and everyone stays on schedule. Since we are building out a completely empty space. We also have to contend with health and city permits and the red tape that goes along with that.

We have a lot of connections in and around the city and we always seem to know someone who knows someone. Because of our current business we're very friend with people in the health department and have actually fed a few.

We also use the local Small Business Development Center as a resources. They have reviewed our lease and help with some funding as well as marketing plans. The staff is always able to point you in the right direction to solve a problem.

We connect to people through food and it has opened a lot of doors for us and I see no reason to mess with what works.

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    $10 reward

    12 backers

    Get a free sandwich of your choice - pulled pork, brisket, turkey or pastrami. Just come in to the restaurant or visit one of the farmers markets where we vend. If you're not able to visit us we'll let you a gift it to a friend near us.

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    $25 reward

    5 backers

    Get your choice of any Bigmista's signature rub - Bitchin' Beef, Chicken Scratch or Perfect Pork.

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    $30 reward

    1 backer

    Get a copy of Bigmista's Cookbook. The Secret to Her Heart. It's not just recipes either. Learn a few tips about what to keep in the kitchen and read about some of Bigmista's dating escapades.

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    $50 reward

    11 backers

    Get your choice of any two (2) Bigmista's signature rubs - Bitchin' Beef, Chicken Scratch or Perfect Pork.

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    $100 reward

    5 backers

    Get a trio package of Bigmista's signature rubs - Btichin' Beef, Chicken Scratch & Perfect Pork.

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    $150 reward

    4 backers

    Get a trio package of Bigmista's signature rubs - Bitchin' Beef, Chicken Scratch or Perfect Pork - and screened T-shirt.

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    $500 reward

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    Receive an invite to our private pre-opening + an all you can eat rib fest for you and 4 friends at the restaurant + a thank you and a BIG SMOOCH. Yeah, we said it. All you can eat ribs for you and your closest barbecue buddies.

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    $500 reward

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    Receive an invite to our private pre-opening party + a rack per month for a year + thank you and a BIG SMOOCH

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    $750 reward

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    Be immortalized on our menu for all to see by having a sandwich named after you (no company names please). What is your meat of choice - Brisket, Turkey, Pulled Pork or Pastrami. And you'll still get receive an invite to our private pre-opening + a thank you and a BIG SMOOCH.

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    $1,000 reward

    1 backer

    Become one of Bigmista's Angels on our donor cherub wall. Your face with a chubby cherub body and cute butt to match. You will forever be part of the flagship of Bigmista's Barbecue. Receive a commemorative photo of your cherub + an invite to our private pre-opening + a thank you and a BIG SMOOCH. You'll also receive a break on our products and services for a year.

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