Food & Drink

5 joints that are upping the BBQ game in NOLA

Published On 12/04/2013 Published On 12/04/2013
McClure's NOLA
Scott Gold
The Joint
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Malu Aoki
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Blue Hickory Blues and BBQ
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1. The Joint 701 Mazant St, New Orleans, LA 70117

The Joint is a New Orleans BBQ spot with a full bar that's serving up house-smoked chicken, ribs, and pulled pork until 10pm every night. As far as the editors at Thrillist are concerned, The Joint is one of the best barbecue places in America. The next time you are in New Orleans, you need to stop by The Joint.

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2. McClure's Barbecue NOLA Tap Room, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115 (Uptown)

One of NOLA's finest BBQ joints, McClure's cooks his meats in a gigantic courtyard smoker and gives you the option of selecting from a variety of sauces, including North Carolina-style, sweet Kansas City sauce, and white Alabama sauce.

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3. Squeal BBQ 8400 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118 (Uptown)

Run by the Young brothers Patrick, Brendan, and Eugene, Squeal cooks up quality 'Q and their sides (like boudin balls, smoked pork cakes, cheese grits, and pulled pork nachos) are just as tasty as the meat.

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4. Blue Hickory Blues and Barbeque 70380 Highway 21 Ste 9, Covington, LA 70433

Blue Hickory serves up gigantic servings of brisket, chicken, house-made sausage, and St. Louis-style ribs. So bring an appetite and probably a bib.