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BLUFF CITY SMOKERS

FT. CENTRAL CITY BBQ RECEIVE 1ST PLACE IN RIBS, 2ND IN WINGS, AND 4TH IN BEEF AT THE 2021 MEMPHIS IN MAY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ CONTEST

PITMASTER JAMES CRUSE - 3 TIME HOGS FOR THE CAUSE GRAND CHAMPION INCLUDING 2019

TEAM CCBBQ WON FIRST PLACE WHOLE HOG 2020

AT THE FIRST EVER SWEET SWINE O MINE HOG COOK-OFF

2019 BEST OF THE BIG EASY - BEST BBQ RESTAURANT

CENTRAL CITY REIGNS AS BBQ CHAMPS OF BUTTS AND CLUCKS

PITMASTER JAMES CRUSE - TOP 3 IN RIBS AT THE BBQ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2019 - MEMPHIS IN MAY

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MASTERING THE FUNDAMENTALS - CENTRAL CITY BBQ RACKS IT UP

Barbeque is a curious thing. It carries with it not just a method of cooking but also some serious cultural trappings. You don’t often see a restaurant spill out of its dining room to encompass patios, music stages, boat docks and play areas for the kids, but you will see this with barbeque joints, which often sprawl like smoky kudzu across rural landscapes. - JAY FORMAN

SAINTS' MARCUS WILLIAMS OFFERED FREE FOOD AT CENTRAL CITY BBQ

Today we reached out to The New Orleans Saints rookie, Marcus Williams to show our respect and admiration the best way we could think of...with BBQ! What can ease the pain of blowing a win in a playoff game? How about a plate of smoked meat. Central City BBQ wants to show the rookie Saints player Marcus Williams that there are no hard feelings about how the game went Sunday night. They invited him into the restaurant to have some barbecue on the house. - TODD A. PRICE

BUT NEVER HAS NEW ORLEANS SEEN A BARBECUE RESTAURANT AS FULLY FORMED AS CENTRAL CITY

Burgau, best known for his French-leaning Southern bistro cooking at Patois, brings a touch of erudition to the proceedings — the kitchen is stocked with Maldon sea salt — but Central City isn’t about pushing barbecue into a higher tax bracket. For proof that New Orleans barbecue has finally arrived, pull up a bar stool. - BRETT ANDERSON

CENTRAL CITY BBQ IS THE BEST BARBECUE RESTAURANT NEW ORLEANS HAS EVER SEEN

The smoked meat is exemplary — if I had to pick two, it would be beef and boudin — and they’re flattered by sauces house-made with local ingredients, such as Steen’s cane syrup and molasses. Other details (like the salt) seem to borrow from the playbook of fashionable bistros. - BRETT ANDERSON

TOP 10 BARBECUE RESTAURANTS IN NEW ORLEANS

Restaurant critic Brett Anderson toured New Orleans-area barbecue restaurants over the past few months in an effort to find the finest smoked meat in a barbecue scene that has never been more competitive. The results are listed in alphabetical order. - BRETT ANDERSON

GAME TIME

Grab a roadie for the walk to the Dome and remember that no matter the outcome of the game, the pits at Central City BBQ will still be smoking after the final whistle blows. - PETER THRIFFILEY

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