Slow and Low
Three years after opening Nob Hill’s Smokehouse 21 barbecue joint, chef BJ Smith is upped his barbecue game by opening a sister tavern that’s more than twice as big, stays open later and offers weekend brunch. Expect Smith to keep smoking the brisket, pulled pork, steelhead and ribs that you’ve become so fond of, but keep your eyes peeled for tavern exclusives like crispy chicken skins and bone marrow.
Pit Boss Rodney Muirhead’s down home barbecue joint is the spot in town to get full on pulled pork, ribs, Frito pies, sausage links, slaw, collard greens, black-eyed peas and, of course, Muirhead’s famed perfectly ribboned and expertly smoked brisket—all done up in the ways he learned growing up in his native Texas.
When you’re looking for good bayou food, Miss Delta’s here to deliver. You can find all the regional delicacies you’d expect from a Mississippi delta joint, including blackened catfish, pork spare ribs, fried chicken, hush puppies, fried okra and brisket that’s been given a good 8-hour smoke. But there’s also eats like gumbo, jambalaya and étouffée and all the beer and booze a Crescent City reveler could want.
It’s National Brisket Day, and boy do we know where you can get some. We’re already know you’ve been to Smokehouse Tavern, Podnah’s Pit and Miss Delta. Well, time to go back.