Perfecting Cochon de Lait with John Folse

We invite you to come try our new John Folse inspired cochon de lait at our Acadian Thruway location. We slow-roast a suckling pig over a pecan wood fire everyday in the middle of the restaurant and serve it starting around 5:00pm. Come celebrate our Louisiana culinary heritage!

Ever since pigs were domesticated in what is now Turkey, people have delighted roasting whole pigs over open fires. Nothing can compare to the aroma of wood smoke infused with pork. Slow-roasting has long been a preferred method of cooking pork to obtain savory tastes and rich textures.

Cochon de lait is technically the French term for suckling pic, referring to a young animal, traditionally stuffed, roasted on a spit and served on special occasions. In Louisiana, while the origins are the same, cochon de lait has also come to mean the social event surrounding the roasting of a pig before an open hardwood fire and the feast that follows. Louisiana cannot lay claim to the custom of roasting suckling pig. This delicacy has been around for centuries and provided a festive centerpiece for many royal tables. It is also unclear how the custom first came to Louisiana and evolved into its current status. What is known is that the custom of roasting pigs in front of an open fire began in Louisiana more than a century ago and has since been popular throughout Cajun Country.

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Help TJ Ribs Geaux Pink

October is a busy month at TJ Ribs. Being all sports, all the time means our schedules are packed with events and our TV’s are constantly being flipped from one channel to the next.  But in October there is one thing bigger than any sport — Breast Cancer Awareness.  And so this year we geaux-ing… Continue Reading

Coach Orgeron Show Wednesdays at TJ Ribs

It’s that time of year. Our Tigers become headline news again and there isn’t anything holding us back from chanting ‘Geaux Tigers’ all day long! TJ Ribs has been the proud host of the Coach O. shows and while we were heartbroken to not host the first three, we couldn’t be more excited for the… Continue Reading

TJ Ribs Gives Back – Jarvis Landry GiveBack

TJ Ribs proudly supported the Jarvis Landry GiveBack Camp in Lutcher, LA by providing Legendary Louisiana BBQ to over 120 camp attendees.  TJ Ribs is always happy to give back to the community, youth sports and of course all things LSU. GEAUX TIGERS! Official Press Release: MIAMI DOLPHINS STAR AND FORMER LSU TIGER, JARVIS LANDRY, RETURNS… Continue Reading

Kids Eat Free at Siegen Lane on Tuesdays!

TJ Ribs prides itself on being a welcoming, family friendly restaurant. Want to know the best part of joining us for Legendary Louisiana BBQ on Tuesdays? It’s kids night! TJ Ribs on Siegen Lane offers free Sloppy Joes’ for kids, free tie dye craft project (t-shirt included), and 1/2 off the kids menu every Tuesday… Continue Reading

The Next Generation of TJ Ribs on Acadian

TJ Ribs on Acadian will be closed June 27th – mid August 2017 for renovations. Visit our other locations on Siegen Lane and in Prairieville. For 31 years TJ Ribs has been fortunate to be part of the Baton Rouge community. When the restaurant opened, Bill Arnspargar was completing his football career at LSU, Dale… Continue Reading

Win a Trip to the 2017 College Baseball World Series in June

Win a Trip to the 2017 College Baseball World Series in June

(Contest held at our Acadian Thruway location only) Win tickets to the 2017 College Baseball World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Enter to win at any Paul Mainieri Show (Mondays at 7pm, March 27-May 15, 2017). We will select one semi-finalist at every Paul Mainieri Show, then fans will vote for final winner on our Facebook page between May 18-June 4,… Continue Reading

Eat Free For A Month With March Foodness

Our EAT FREE FOR A MONTH challenge has returned and it’s better and bigger than ever. Starting at 5 PM on Monday, March 13th, we’ll tip-off March Foodness with our very own version of “Bracketology.” With good food, refreshing drinks and big screens, TJ Ribs is your go-to home for this year’s NCAA TOURNEY games.… Continue Reading

Menu Spotlight: The Legend

When you think of legends, maybe your mind goes to Billy Cannon, Shaquille O’Neal, or maybe even Pleasant Hall at LSU. But at TJ Ribs, when we say The Legend, we mean MEAT. The Platter When you order The Legend what you get is: -1 full rack of beef ribs -1 order of Fulton St.… Continue Reading