I had seen the reviews online and was determined to visit The Joint while in New Orleans, as I am a HUGE fan of barbecue! It was worth the trip - not quite as fabulous as I had imagined, but good. My husband and I both ordered the pork plate. The meat was delicious, moist and smoky. I was a little disappointed in the sauce. It wasn't bad ... just not great. For my sides, I ordered potato salad, which was wonderful, and mac and cheese, which was also good. I kind of missed the jojo potatoes I usually order at my hometown barbecue place. This was 2 miles from my hotel in the french quarter and a $10 cab ride. After eating so much food, we decided to just walk back rather than pay for another cab. Felt totally safe.