Emmylou’s at St. Roch Market to Become ‘Buttermilk’

Owner Shannon Bingham

NEW ORLEANS – Emmylou’s, a barbecue stall within St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave.), is transforming into a new fried chicken concept named Buttermillk starting Monday, March 1. Buttermilk looks to offer a simple and delicious menu focused on flavorful dishes that aren’t overly complicated.

With more than a decade of barbecue experience, owner Shannon Bingham opened Emmylou’s in January 2020, serving Central Texas-style smoked meats and classic barbecue sides. Bingham previously served as pitmaster and chef de cuisine at Blue Oak BBQ and helped win prizes at Hogs for the Cause. Seven weeks after opening Emmylou’s in St. Roch Market, Bingham was forced to close his stall for nearly four months due to the pandemic. When he reopened, he began offering chicken as a one-off special; customers were immediately responsive and the vision for Buttermilk blossomed.

“Outside of barbecue, I’ve always leaned towards fried chicken — it’s well-received and makes people feel comfortable,” says Bingham. “It’s really no surprise the trajectory of my career has led me down this path, and I’m really excited to bring this new concept to life.”

To commemorate the stall’s final days as Emmylou’s, Bingham will serve the opening menu beginning February 22, featuring popular items including Frito Pie (smoked beef chili, cheddar, pickled onion, cilantro and Fritos), charcuterie with housemade pickles and mustard, and smoked meats (beef cheeks, turkey breast, pulled pork, jalapeno cheddar sausage, St. Louis spare ribs).

Starting March 1, Buttermilk will offer dine-in and carryout, with delivery forthcoming. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. To place an order for carryout, call (504) 267-0388.

Visit buttermilkfriedchicken.com for more information.


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