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Bayareafoodiei Apr 3, 2009 07:12 PM

okay Ya'll need a rec for the best BBQ in new orleans, for a lunch.

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    jreedtattooer RE: Bayareafoodiei Apr 4, 2009 01:50 AM

    I've only eaten at one BBQ place in NOLA and it was really good - Voodoo BBQ on St. Charles. The pulled pork was really good as was the sauce and PLEASE do yourself a favor and get the corn pudding! The desserts were also really good and the location is fairly close to the quarter, just a few blocks past Lee Circle.

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      mortalcoil RE: Bayareafoodiei Apr 4, 2009 07:55 AM

      To be honest, New Orleans isn't really a barbecue town. I have heard that Squeal, on Oak Street, is fairly good. IMHO, Voodoo Barbecue is terrible...Sorry, jreedtattooer!

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        mcegielski RE: mortalcoil Apr 4, 2009 08:08 AM

        uglt dog saloon in the warehouse district has fine bbq. good prices, good vibe and killer sides like amazing coleslaw. you've never had coleslaw like this!

        pulled pork platter is great and you can get a nice bass on tap.

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          sweets672 RE: mortalcoil Dec 17, 2009 09:08 PM

          VooDoo is phenomenal - and I lived in Texas for 14 years, so I know good BBQ. Their potato salad is the best I've ever had. The corn pudding was fantastic. We've been drooling to go back to New Orleans for more!

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          ScarlettNola RE: Bayareafoodiei Apr 4, 2009 08:37 AM

          Zydeco BBQ is pretty good, but again, NOLA not the most BBQ friendly city. I went to Walkers by the lakefront a few times and their cochon de lait po boy is excellent. They usually have a booth at Jazzfest. It is walk up service and not a sit down restaurant and you would probably need a car to get there as it is a LONG cab ride. Ugly Dog has above average BBQ. Not exactly BBQ, but if you are into seafood, many restaurants serve BBQ shrimp. It is a dish of jumbo shrimp cooked in a buttery pool and seasoned with the perfect amount of pepper and spice. Good places to try this are: Pascale Manales, Bacco, Mr. B's and for a BBQ shrimp po boy try Liuzzas by the Track. Just a suggestion, due to the lack of BBQ joints in the city. Good luck!

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            kibbles RE: ScarlettNola Apr 11, 2009 09:13 AM

            the Zydeco BBQ in the quarter closed some time ago. are there others?

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              ScarlettNola RE: kibbles Apr 11, 2009 09:19 AM

              I dont think so. We don't do BBQ too much so I did not realize that. For NOLA bbq it was not too bad. How long ago did it close?

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            ironballs RE: Bayareafoodiei Apr 4, 2009 08:40 AM

            the joint in the bywater is probably the best place for bbq in new orleans but that doesn't really mean anything, i would not waste a minute or a bite in new orleans looking for bbq when there is so much else that we can do very well but our bbq does not excel over ANY part of the country, let new orleans be herself and dont try to squeeze things out of her that she doesn't wanna do

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              gigi_nola RE: Bayareafoodiei Apr 7, 2009 08:21 AM

              Hillybilly BBQ in River Ridge...worth the drive to Jefferson Parish! Meats are very good and can be bought by the pound in addition to as a lunch or dinner plate with sides. The sides are all excellent, but the potato salad is the best I've ever had (I've heard the yummy flavor comes from bacon drippings)

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                edible complex RE: gigi_nola Apr 8, 2009 06:40 AM

                Hillbilly BBQ
                208 Tullalah (at Jeff Hwy)
                it's the real deal.

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                  Frolic RE: edible complex Apr 8, 2009 07:31 PM

                  I'm not crazy about Hillbilly (nor any other option town). Not worth the drive in my opinion.

              2. nikinik RE: Bayareafoodiei Apr 7, 2009 09:52 AM

                Voodoo is o.k. and so is the Joint but to be honest...other than my own BBQ, I've yet to eat BBQ in New Orleans that I'd ever care to eat again.

                1. sirvelvet RE: Bayareafoodiei Apr 7, 2009 03:25 PM

                  It's true that NOLA is not known for BBQ but there are a few good options. The only two BBQ restaurants worth going to are Walkers and The Joint. Go early at Walkers because they run out of food every day. There are two other options worth mentioning, but are not really restaurants. Pull My Pork BBQ usually has a booth at art markets and food festivals and is good if you like really smoky BBQ. Also, Que Crawl is a big purple truck that also serves ar art markets and food fests. They have a permanent location at 8115 Jeanette, known as Boucherie.

                  In a pinch, I would go to Ugly Dog saloon, but I would avoid all other BBQ places in town. Good luck!

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                    ScarlettNola RE: sirvelvet Apr 7, 2009 03:43 PM

                    Yeah, the best place to get BBQ in New Orleans, is about 5 hours away in Memphis and it is called Rendevous. In all honesty, that may be your best bet lol.

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                      nikinik RE: ScarlettNola Apr 8, 2009 06:25 AM

                      +1 on Rendezvous in Memphis!

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                        mcegielski RE: nikinik Apr 8, 2009 06:57 PM

                        rendezvous good but tourist trap that sometimes rops the ball. central bbq in memphis is seriously worth checking out. anyone been to squeal? awful name. how is the q???????

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                          brucec RE: mcegielski Apr 11, 2009 10:07 AM

                          Squeal's best attribute is that it's open late, esp. on wkends. Other than that, it offers so-so chow, sides are lackluster.......dang, I'm looking to say something laudatory, but it's just not there.

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                    Bocuse NOLA RE: Bayareafoodiei Apr 7, 2009 06:24 PM

                    Ditto on The Joint and Walker's. I am not a fan of Voodoo at all.

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                      nikinik RE: Bocuse NOLA Apr 8, 2009 06:25 AM

                      I've never been to Walker's....but I sure love their cochon du lait po-boy at JazzFest!

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                        Ross B RE: nikinik Apr 10, 2009 01:15 PM

                        I'm from Memphis and I think the Joint has damn good BBQ. Plus the owners seem like very nice people.

                        Where is Walker's?

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                          edible complex RE: Ross B Apr 11, 2009 06:03 AM

                          Walker's Southern Style Bar-B-Que
                          10828 Hayne Blvd., (504) 241-8227
                          Walker's is a spinoff of the on-site caterer Love at First Bite, famous at Louisiana festivals, including New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, for its cochon de lait po-boy. The sandwich is available along with other smoked barbecue dishes at this always busy restaurant in eastern New Orleans.

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                            paz5559 RE: edible complex May 16, 2009 11:07 AM

                            MAKE SURE you call before venturing out that way - their hours are inconsistent, and they pretty much serve till they run out.

                            On the other hand, Cast-Net next store is a great place to get boiled seafood

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                            JerseyNOLA RE: Ross B Apr 11, 2009 09:04 AM

                            Roger that on both counts Ross !

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                        yum1601 RE: Bayareafoodiei May 15, 2009 01:58 PM

                        Two words on Squeal BBQ on Oak - "YUM! YUM!"

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                          joedontexan RE: yum1601 May 16, 2009 04:16 PM

                          forget barbecue in new orleans this aint Texas

                        2. kukubura RE: Bayareafoodiei Dec 18, 2009 06:57 AM

                          Mr. B's ;)

                          (Oh no, I've been duped into posting in a zombie thread!)

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