Business of the Month – March

Big Mama’s Rib Shack

1453 N. Lake Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91104

(626) 797-1792

Our business of the month for February is Big Mama’s Rib Shack, a family owned and operated restaurant that serves Southern “down home” food. Big Mama’s is also a supporter of the Altadena Student and Teacher of the Month Program. We spoke to Darron McWhorter, one of the owners, about their business:

What do you feel you have to offer to our community?

We serve a variety of soul food in a nice environment. We have New Orleans style food, like gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp creole, and seafood, and food from the Deep South such as pork and beef, and Texan barbecue as well. We are located centrally so that people from all walks of life can come and eat good food in a nice environment. We are also committed to the community by supporting various youth programs.

What have you noticed about our community?

I know that citizens have been wanting to increase business on Lake Avenue, and I hope to see this become a reality.

What are you most proud of?

We are very proud of the quality of food that we serve and the great taste!

What message would you like to communicate to Altadenans?

We offer great food, a pleasant environment, and are located right here on Lake. We will also be adding breakfast to our menu and opening earlier.


Darron McWhorter, co-owner