Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chris and Pitt's

One of southern California's great Bar-B-Q restaurants, Chris and Pitt's has a very unique architectural style; Create a the log cabin look and feel without actually building a log cabin.What you get is a terrific looking little Bar-B-Q place just off of the 405 freeway in Bellflower. The first Chris and Pitt's restaurant opened in 1940 by the young Greek immigrant Chris Pelonis. While many other Chris and Pitt's opened throughout California, only four restaurants are still operating today. The Bellflower location is known as number 4, and numbers 5, 6, and 15 are also still around. Along with the restaurant chain, Chris and Pitt's also has their very brand of Bar-B-Q sauce which is available for sale at select grocery stores.

A view of the corner of the building. It must have been quite an undertaking to paint all of the logs on the side of the building. Although they aren't real, it does give a nice country look to the building located in the middle of Southern California.

The rest of the building. There's not much parking in their lot, and it gets really tight with today's larger cars. I would recommend parking on the street or in their satellite lot across the street.

The Chris and Pitt's BAR-B-Q sign.

Another sign detailing the parking situation.

Chris and Pitt's BAR-B-Q No. 4 is located at 9839 Artesia Blvd Bellflower, CA 90706.

You can visit their website here.