Press Reviews
Devour Power: News with a Twist

Many thanks to Zurk and crew for coming in to do a story on us!! We love you guys!

"If you end up near the intersection of Earhart and Carrollton, there is a place that is offering up awesome smoked meats in a variety of dishes. That place is LA Smokehouse and those dishes range from sandwiches to salads and BBQ plates to overloaded baked potatoes and their signature Grillade Bowls. Owners Daniel and Aubin Wender have created an inviting and unpretentious spot that serves up portions that are sure to make you and you tummy happy, happy, happy..."  Zurk
EATER New Orleans : The Brunch Heatmap

"Okay, so this awesome new barbecue spot is actually closed on Sundays, but if you're in the mood for grits & grillades on Saturday at 11 a.m. this is the place to be. There are several variations on grits & grillades here—traditional, Southwestern, and even a Southern Barbecue-inspired version. You can also just add a fried egg and bacon to any of the barbecue sandwiches and call it a day..."
Unknown Food Critic: Great bbq places in New Orleans

Thank you for the mention!  We're proud to be a part of the NEW New Orleans Barbecue Scene.  Come "get sauced" at our BBQ Sauce bar.
ZAGAT Review: Rustic BBQ spot with a deli counter
Barbecue · Gert Town · $

"Set up like a deli but smoking like a BBQ joint, this Gert Town hybrid dishes up house-smoked chicken, pulled pork, brisket and more either on a plate, in a sandwich, as a bowl or straight-up to go. The counter-serve digs are homey and rustic with exposed-brick walls and playful chalkboard artwork featuring cows and pigs."
The New Orleans Advocate:
New in ‘cue: At this New Orleans barbecue 'deli,' smoked meats by po-boy or pound

Thank you Ian for our first write up!  We were still figuring out what direction we were going to take this place back then, but I think we've got it down now!

"The aroma of smoked meats leaves no doubt about the focus at LA Smokehouse, but this new eatery along Earhart Boulevard is a bit different from the classic barbecue joint.
It’s modeled as a delicatessen that centers on smoked meats served up in a variety of formats. You pick your meat and then its vehicle, whether that’s a by-the-pound order to bring home or something from the menu of sandwiches (deli-style, wraps or po-boys), salads and grits bowls, for a barbecue-inspired twist on grillades and grits..."  Ian McNulty


Customer Reviews
Google Reviews
Yelp Reviews
Facebook Reviews

Jodie Dugan - Google 
"Owned by charming family with the cutest baby, this is by far the best meat we have ever tasted! They are attentive to every detail of the food, and it's family friendly as well, with a chalkboard that kids can color on. All the sauces are home made and beyond amazing, and every side was delicious to the point that it was hard to choose. We liked it so much we went twice in a week! My husband actually started drooling in the parking lot on the way in. For real. He had to wipe his mouth."


Byron Buck - Google
"This is the best BBQ IN NOLA. Great food, service and ambience. Family owned and run by chefs that have exacting standards. The balance of flavor it that grillads and Grits dish was amazing. Perfection. Well worth the drive and if you're too drunk they deliver."


Mike Juliff - Google
"Incredible BBQ! Staff was very nice and easily accommodated our party of 15. Sauce and meat options better than anywhere else I've been. Stop on by!"


William Satkamp - Google
"Loved the BBQ, great mac'n cheese. Pulled pork is some of the best, brisket is tender and moist, house sauce is awesome. Cheese in the black eyed peas? Oh yeah!"


Michael Brady - Google
"A-MAZ-ING! The options of how you can have your choice of meat served is culinary genius. The sides are awesomely unique. The service is charming and welcoming."


Jaime Chennault Mitchell - Facebook
Seriously one of the most creative and delicious BBQ menus i've ever seen! So good! Must try the macaroni and the grillades!!!! And locally owned of course.. Plus, Plus!

Nicole Marie Melancon - Facebook
I'm am beyond impressed with this restaurant. Last night we ordered through GrubHub. After our driver got the wrong order, she decided it was more important for her to get off than go get our correct order and bring it to us. After Grubhub refunded our money, I called the restaurant to let them know the driver was not returning and I felt bad that they had made all that food for nothing. Well, Daniel went above and beyond and brought us our food! Not only were we so grateful that he did that for us, but the food was EXCELLENT!! We cannot wait to actually go visit the restaurant and enjoy their food again!

Leslie-Claire Spillman - Facebook
I've been meaning to try this spot for a while and I'm so glad that I did! The food is incredible! Everything was well-seasoned, super yummy, and reasonably priced. The service was friendly and fast, and the space itself was immaculate, including a spotless bathroom. 5 stars all the way! I'll be returning soon.

Latasha Hales - Facebook
AMAZING food, fast service, extremely friendly staff.... Great lunch spot when u are short on time!! You will be well pleased!!!

Kischia Smith - Facebook
Awesome Awesome Awesome, I'm speechless. I doubted this place, but they definitely made a believer out of me!!!

Nademah Zeitoun - Facebook
Absolutely in love with this place. Service was quick and the quality was amazing. Good sauce, and the beef ribs fell off the bone, very tender meat. I will always come back for the beef ribs but I can't wait to try the rest of the menu

Linda B. - Yelp
Smokehouse Burger was fantastic!!!!
Best hamburger I have ever had. The sweet heat pickles were delicious on it. 
We have been many times and always a great meal.


Patricia G. - Yelp
Ribs were incredible. Mac & cheese was off the chain. Cornbread was great too.  Lots of flavor in everything.  Service was A++++ high recommend this place to anyone visiting NOLA

Daniel M. - Yelp
This place is a diamond in the rough. The mac and cheese is fantastic. French fries are great. Had the pulled pork po boy which was also quite good. The quality and taste of the food is much better than you would expect for the price.
After talking with the owner this is a newer establishment and it's great to see a new local business really putting out quality food. This place has great potential and is definitely going to be a staple


Daniel H. - Yelp
I'm a Charleston, SC Native. Carolina boy through and through. Ever since I've moved to the big easy I've been craving a good mustard based pulled pork BBQ. Then I found LA Smokehouse and it was everything I wanted and more. AMAZING amazing food, and at a very reasonable price. My girlfriend and I ate dinner for $25! Can't beat that!

Betsy B. - Yelp
I came here with my husband on Monday for our date night. Oh. My. God. The pork shoulder and brisket that I had were amazing, but I especially liked the sides that the owner recommended. We tried the grits and the black eyed peas and were blown away. The menu looked a little intimidating at first because there was so much to choose from, but I will definitely be back to try more of it. Also the assortment of sauces are to die for, but the meat was so good I could have enjoyed it even without the sauce.

Lane T. - Yelp
We were visiting New Orleans and found this place close to where we were staying. We were headed that was close to closing but we were hungry. The owners greeted us warmly and the food came out fresh and good. This place was nicely designed by the owners and will satisfy the hard core Bbq enthusiast and their family alike. Great place and we will definitely visit again when we come back to this area :)