Devil Moon BBQ has opened its doors at 1100 Girod Street. The restaurnt couples a respect for the mainstays of American barbecue with a reverence for the lesser-known Cajun smokehouse traditions of South Louisiana. Located in the heart of downtown New Orleans and helmed by local chef and award-winning pitmaster Shannon Bingham, it conveys a sense of time and place not often reflected in barbecue joints by bringing Cajun smoked meats to the forefront. A robust whole-animal butchery program allows for the production of foundational Cajun dishes in tandem with iconic barbecue meats and sides like Texas-style brisket and Carolina-style pulled pork. Gumbo, sausages, and fermented local vegetables bring a depth of color and texture that nod to the restaurant’s local roots.
In a city famous for po-boys and crawfish boils, Devil Moon BBQ sets out to shine a light on the time-honored smokehouse traditions of South Louisiana. Executive Chef Shannon Bingham taps into the formative flavors and techniques of his Louisiana childhood while incorporating more mainstream approaches picked up across stints in acclaimed BBQ joints from Texas to Georgia. The result is a menu that honors far-ranging American influences while retaining a deep sense of place.
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