Devil Moon BBQ
Devil Moon Barbecue, on the corner of Loyola & Girod and adjacent to Brewery Saint X , a New Orleans Warehouse District restaurant, celebrates the Cajun smokehouse traditions of South Louisiana while also pulling from Texas, the Carolinas and beyond with a menu crafted by award-winning chef and pitmaster Shannon Bingham, known for his work at the famous Blue Oak BBQ, Emmylou’s, Buttermilk and more.
Devil Moon is a collaboration between the Neighborhood Restaurant Group and New Orleans based Domain Companies – responsible for many of Downtown New Orleans most compelling restaurant and bar concepts.
CORNER OF GIROD & LOYOLA
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70113
11 AM UNTIL 3 PM / CLOSED MONDAYS
TELEPHONE (504) 788 0093
Shannon Bingham is the executive chef of Devil Moon BBQ and Brewery Saint X, two adjoining concepts in downtown New Orleans. A native of the city, his interest in food was fueled by early memories of cooking Louisiana staples with his grandmother, who taught him to master a roux and coax flavor out of basic ingredients. He followed this passion to earn his stripes at Cochon Butcher and Gautreau’s. Under Sue Zemanick’s mentorship, he went on to work at Ivy and then as sous chef at Chateau du Lac, where he studied the fundamentals of French cuisine under Chef Jacques Saleun.
Ultimately, Shannon was drawn back to barbecue when some grade-school friends approached him to help with the opening of Blue Oak BBQ. After joining the team, he staged under acclaimed pitmasters spanning from Leroy and Lewis (Austin) and Feges BBQ (Houston) to Fox Bros. (Atlanta). At Blue Oak, he won top honors at many of the city’s festivals, including 2017 Hogs for the Cause Grand Champion. In January 2020, he opened his own concept, Emmylou’s BBQ, which showcased a range of local meats and produce, in-house charcuterie, and vegan BBQ. A little over a year later, that naturally evolved into Buttermilk as a result of his fried chicken’s cult following, although he continued to cook barbecue and won first place in the ribs category at 2022 Hogs for the Cause.
Shannon jumped at the opportunity to join Neighborhood Restaurant Group and introduce his hometown to a barbecue restaurant with a sense of place. At Devil Moon, mainstays like Texas-style brisket and Carolina-style pulled pork are smoked alongside a breadth of meats, like tasso and andouille, that tell a lesser-known narrative of South Louisiana smokehouse traditions. The smoker is a through line to Brewery Saint X, where Shannon’s elevated yet comforting cooking complements the full array of craft beer styles. Tapping into the formative flavors and techniques of his earliest memories as well as the skills honed under his culinary mentors, Shannon brings his many influences full-circle. An equal-opportunity beer lover, he spends his free time visiting New Orleans’ many breweries with his wife, hanging with their three dogs, and watching “Bluey” with his young daughter.