Named one of the nation's best joints for barbecue, Pappy's serves luscious ribs, pulled pork, brisket and smoked turkey. With fame, however, comes popularity, so be prepared for long lines and crowded communal dining. Ameliorate the wait with dreams of the sweet-potato fries.
A legendary barbecue joint where the star of the menu is the potentially deadly 'Badwich,' a bun-crushing combo of superbly smoked sausages, ham, beef, pork and more. The dining room is bright and has a house piano for the blues.
The soul of Soulard? The smokey meats here draw lines of people who tear into all the standards plus specialties like prime rib. Extras such as the searingly hot voodoo sauce and the 'fire and ice pickles' have creative flair.
Not far from the Jazz District, this famous institution serves up piles of superb BBQ in a somewhat slick setting. The sauce is silky and fiery.