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Papa Joe's BBQ under the bridge at St. Charles

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Papa Joe's BBQ under the bridge at St. Charles

Hungry Celeste | Dec 4, 2005 04:40 PM

Tooling around town and spotted a real pit in the parking lot under the bridge approach (aka Calliope street) at St. Charles. Turns out to be a bona-fide board of health certified BBQ setup...Papa Joe's. Apparently Papa Joe used to have a BBQ restaurant on Chef Highway; now he has a mobile BBQ rig under the bridge. Dinners $10 each, with two sides. Chicken, ribs, sausage, rib tips..sides included baked beans, potato salad, red beans & rice, & rice pudding. Get there before noon to beat the hordes of construction workers. How was the 'cue? Well, the sauce was hickory sweet straight out of the bottle and the charcoal was Kingsford straight out of the bag. But the spirit of entrepreneurship & determination were delicious. You do have to yell out your order over the din of cars rushing overhead.

Now, will somebody PLEASE tell me where to find a taco truck? Frolic reports that someone spotted one on Canal, but I haven't been able to find it.

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