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The Joint --great barbecue

john tompkins | Apr 7, 200612:53 PM

Finally tried something new for lunch yesterday--and it was great! Barbecue is not traditional New Orleans fare, but the city has a new unassuming little barecue "joint" that is world-class. I had the pulled pork plate and it was delicious. Minced succulent, smoky pork, with the correct balance of charred exterior (the new cancer warnings on charred meat be-damned) and moist interior.

I had the beans and coleslaw--both excellent and different. The beans were mixed with bits of the minced pork, finely minced peppers and onions, and none of the thick, cloyingly sweet sauce baked beans typically have.

The slaw had cabbage, red onions, and other vegetables, with just enough dressing, making a great counterpoint to the pork and beans. All for $8.50--and the plate was so big I had to bring part of it home! I spied a home-made looking pecan pie on the counter, but I was far too full. My only complaints--they need longer hours and better seating. You order at the coutner and they bring your food to the table--but the help couldn't have been nicer.

Its located on Poland Avenue in the Bywater next to the Naval station.

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