500BestSquarePork Ribs And Pulled Pork Shoulder @ Hillbilly Barbecue

The barbecue scene around New Orleans is improving slowly, but we still have a long way to go before we can claim to be a center of that distinctive American cookery. In the meantime, we find the Kentucky style of slow cooking with lots of smoke and pepper at this well-hidden operation in River Ridge to be the best for pork ribs and pulled pork shoulder. It’s just tolerable for dining in, and you’ve seen more welcoming staff in other restaurants. But there’s no gainsaying the excellence of the pig here.


Hillbilly Barbecue. River Ridge: 2317 Hickory Ave. 504-738-1508.

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