When you think of barbecue, you might think Memphis, St. Louis, Texas . . . now think Bywater (unless you’re Uptown, then think McClure’s; 4800 Magazine St.; www.mccluresbarbecue.com; tel. 504/301-2367; and at NOLA Brewing). When that smoked-meat hankering hits, The Joint stands up to the best of them. Its newish location in an old corner store is less joint-like and more modern roadhouse, with picnic tables inside and out. The luscious baby-backs and smoldering, lean brisket are sublime; for something truly local, try the Cajun sausage, made around these parts. Sides are fine, but save room for the peanut butter pie.
New Orleans› Restaurant
701 Mazant St
Our Rating Neighborhood Faubourg Marigny Hours Mon–Sat 11:30am–10pm Phone 504/949-3232 Prices Main courses $8–$28 Cuisine Type Barbecue Web site The Joint