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Lunch @ The Joint, 12/27

zin1953 | Jan 10, 201502:12 PM

There are times when, as a visitor (albeit a frequent one), you need a break from Creole and Cajun cuisine and seek out a change. Now barbecue is a sacred and highly opinionated topic, with passions running high at the very mention of the word and rising from there.

OK. The Joint is *really* good. I'm not sure it's my favorite BBQ place, period (there are a couple of places here in California I like better, I think¹), but in New Orleans, this place is just the perfect mix of delicious food, classic ambiance², cold beer, and tunes. I wouldn't change a thing! (OK, maybe a bit more heat in the rub.)

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¹ It's hard when you're not having them side-by-side.
² Though if they heard me use the word "ambiance," I might be 86'd for life!

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