Houston's settlers built their city on a barbecue bayou, and for decades their city sunk 2 feet a year into the smoky, tangy quagmire until they found a solution: drain the swamps of the sauce and slather it on their ribs. Eat your way out of a hungermire with today's Groupon: for $10 you get $20 worth of ribs, briskets, chicken, and more at Bonnie B's Smokin Barbecue Heaven on Lake Avenue in Pasadena. The visionaries behind Bonnie B's victuals are owners Betty and Bonnie Henderson, who build barbecue bites using heirloom recipes. Meats are delicately festooned overnight with a multiseason rub, slow-smoked, and include Bonnie B's secret barbecue sauce on the side. Catch tumbling morsels of tender meat on mouth trampolines with an order of fall-off-the-bone spare ribs ($9.95 for value serving, $13.95 for big serving) or experience a sea-fruit with smoked salmon ($9.95 for value serving, $13.95 for big serving). (See full menu with prices).
- Bonnie’s fare elicits its share of second looks and second helpings. It weaves professional techniques with rich ethnic traditions…The restaurant reflects a style that uses quality ingredients, with an emphasis on freshness and simplicity — even health — without bastardizing the delicious barbecue. – Dan O'Heron, Pasadena Weekly
- Bonnie Henderson with her partner Betty Henderson have created a bit of barbecue heaven on North Lake Avenue. – Candice Merrill, Pasadena Now.com
1280 N Lake Ave.
Pasadena, California 91104Get Directions