Good news for New Orleans' barbecue fans: NOLA Smokehouse is adding a second day to their pop up barbecue gig at Avenue Pub. The operation by Rob and Emily Bechtold has been bringing the smoked meats to the beer palace on St Charles Avenue on Sundays for the last couple of weeks, and according to Nola Defender, starting next week they'll be cooking there on Tuesdays as well. Like the Sunday operation, they'll be serving their menu of smoked meats and housemade sides from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Bechtolds formerly ran Smokin' Buddha BBQieux out in Metairie, but a "leasing hiccup" (to quote NoDef) led to that eatery's sudden shutter. After that, they started doing their barbecue delivery style throughout the city, but they're on the hunt for a brick-and-mortar:
Like a band seeking a record deal, the long term goal for NOLA Smokehouse is an end to the long van rides and set up a brick and mortar establishment. Rob envisions a menu that highlights his BBQ while also offering seafood and soulful southern food, true to his Chalmette roots. Of course, it's the singer, not the song that's important, so he would prefer a chef-run approach.And on the dealfeed front, if customers decide to stay at the bar to eat the 'cue, they'll get $1 of a draft beer and $1 off the meal.