Real. Good. Meat.

Bigmista's Barbecue is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Neil and Phyllis Strawder. Check out their BIOS if you want to know more.

Neil caught the barbecue competition bug back in 2004 and that's where it all kind of kicked off. The business started out as a way for Neil to replace Phyllis' shoe budget he was dipping into for barbecue competitions. He would cook lunches and she would deliver to places like Kaiser, Wells Fargo (Neil’s last employer) and LACOE (Phyllis’ last employer).

The idea to compete in the first place came from the great guys Neil met on the BBQ Brethren Forum. After posting, reading and finding community on the site, Neil decided he wanted a smoker. At the time the Strawders lived in a two-bedroom apartment, UPSTAIRS, with a balcony. Phyllis, being the supportive and understanding wife that she is, said sure. As competitions produced awards, so came more request for Neil's signature barbecue. 

3444 N. Los Coyotes Diagonal, Long Beach, CA 90808

Here at Bigmista’s Barbecue we cook meat the way it was meant to be: slow and low. Juicy morsels of beef, pork and poultry that are seasoned with our own rubs (Chicken Scratch - Bitchin' Beef - Perfect Pork) and so tender there are no words… Real food is the name of the game. BBQ that will remind you of food, family and fun.

grab a bite while you're picking up fresh produce at the farmer's market;
let us deliver the goodness; or 
be a person of leisure while we cater your affair

So step away from the lighter fluid, long hours and guess work because Bigmista's Barbecue is serving up REAL. GOOD. MEAT.

We can’t begin to tell you how pleased we were with your offerings. The Candied Pig was the bomb!!! I have been to the gym twice everyday trying to get ready for next year.

You guys not only have the best Bar-B-Que around but your personality and customer service was just as good.
— Steve "Tiny" Nelson, Sr. VP - Big Red

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