McClure’s Barbecue is known for their smoked foods. They are consistently ranked as one of the top 10 best barbecue spots in New Orleans. While the various smoked meats, the variety of sandwiches, hamburgers, and selection of sauces are the main draw that gets you in the door, it’s the amazing set of side dishes that separate this joint from the others.
On Monday’s, there’s an added side: Neil McClure’s Red Beans & Rice. In my ‘How Do You Red Bean?‘ interview with McClure, he said that he soaks his red beans in NOLA Brewing Company’s Brown Ale overnight. Of course, McClure includes a variety of smoked meats to the pot – which is typically smoked rib meat and pulled pork, but he also adds smoked onions and smoked garlic to the beans which bring in a new level of flavor to the final product.
What should you pair with McClure’s Red Beans & Rice beside one of the 32 brews that the NOLA Tap Room has to offer?
Buttermilk-soaked fried chicken. Along with the red beans, this fried chicken has been a Monday staple at McClure’s Barbecue. If you’ve been following them on Instagram, you’ve probably drooled over the photos that they share every Monday. McClure’s fried chicken is so good in fact that Eater NOLA named them one of the Top 5 Places to get Fried Chicken in New Orleans.
Now, how’s that for a Monday?
The McClure’s Barbecue shirts say: You Don’t Win Friends With Salad. It’s true. You win friends with fried chicken and red beans and rice.
McClure’s Barbecue is exclusively at NOLA Brewery located at 3001 Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans. For information on their menu and social media links, please visit them at http://www.mccluresbarbecue.com.
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