Rob and Emily Bechtold are the couple behind the recently shuttered Metairie barbecue joint Smokin' Buddha BBQieux, who since that shutter kept on trucking (lit'rally!) with a delivery operation called NOLA Smokehouse. Now, the Bechtolds are bringing a barbecue pop up to Avenue Pub on Sundays.
Every Sunday (except for May 6, when they'll be doing a cooking demo at Jazz Fest), the Bechtolds will be serving up half-pound and pound portions of pulled pork, brisket, ribs and burnt ends, along with sides by the pint and quart. Rob Bechtold says that they continue to search uptown for a brick-and-mortar, and hope that the regular gig at Avenue Pub help them grow to the point of being able to open up for real.