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Barbecue specialists that have opened since late 2010

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NOLA Smokehouse

418-2591; www.nolasmokehouse.com

Slated to open March 5, a delivery-only operation from a partner in the former Smokin' Buddha BBQieux

Hurricane BBQ & Seafood Co.

4011 Airline Drive, 315-4227; www.hurricanebbq.com

Since January, mixing Texas-style barbecue with Louisiana seafood

Shotgun BBQ at Bottom Line Bar & Grill

3309 Division St., Metairie, 885-4456

Since December, a new barbecue kitchen inside this Fat City watering hole

McClure's Barbecue

736 Dante St., 298-9434; www.mccluresbarbecue.com

Since November, an exceptionally good pop-up taking over Dante's Kitchen for lunch on weekdays and dinner on Tuesdays

Bar-B-Q Kings

2164 Milton St., 949-2210

Since October, opened by the same family behind the long-lived H&P Bar B-Q Masters, which closed after Katrina

Saucy's BBQ Grill

3244 Severn Ave., Metairie, 322-2544; www.saucysbbqgrill.com

Since September, serving barbecue as platters, on salads, in wraps and more

Billy Bob's Southern Smokehouse

1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 281-4472

Since September, the former Alligator Pear Cafe converted to do barbecue

Fat Hen Grocery

7457 St. Charles Ave., 266-2921; www.fathengrill.com

Since August, the evolution of a one-time diner concept into barbecue.

Boo Koo BBQ

3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq.com

Since March 2011, a walk-up window inside Finn McCool's Irish Pub specializing in barbecue bar food.

Twelve Mile Limit

500 S. Telemachus St., 488-8114

Since November 2010, a backstreet cocktail bar with a short menu of quality, Texas-style barbecue.

Coming soon:

Back Door BBQ at Salu

3226 Magazine St.

Planned to open in April or May as a daily pop-up inside this tapas restaurant

Others of note:

Squeal Bar-B-Q

8400 Oak St., 302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com

Since 2009, now using its barbecue in tacos, in shepherd's pie and grillades and grits

The Joint

701 Mazant St., 949-3232; www.alwayssmokin.com

Since 2004, and recently relocated four blocks away, widely acknowledged as a game-changer for New Orleans barbecue

Walker's Southern Style BBQ

10828 Hayne Blvd., 241-8227; www.cochondelaitpoboys.com

Since 2004, from the purveyors of the Jazz Fest-favorite cochon de lait po-boy

Hillbilly Bar-B-Q

2317 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 738-1508; www.hillbillybbq.com

Since 2001, and relocated to Harahan last fall, deep smoke in a Kentucky barbecue style

Ms. Hyster's Barbecue

2000 S. Claiborne Ave., 522-3028

Since 1996, a homey, Mississippi country-style rendition of barbecue

Bittles with the Vittles

Find this mobile barbecue grill at second-line parades and standing engagements including the Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude Ave.) on Thursday nights or Club Caribbean (2441 Bayou Road) on Saturday nights

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