Jazz Fest food quick pick: BBQ ribs plate _lowres

Advocate staff photo by Ian McNulty - The BBQ ribs plate at the New Orleans Jazz Fest.

What: BBQ ribs plate

Where: Heritage Square

Why: Use both hands when carrying this brimful combination plate from Down Home Creole Cookin’, which sets up shop between the Blues Tent and the Jazz Tent. Not so smoky, these pork ribs are attuned to the traditions of the parade route, with a heavy dose of sweet sauce and a caramelized crust. Add meaty white beans and slaw for a picnic-sized portion that’s right for sharing.

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