Carnitas served at Flesh in Paris, where chef Simon Lewis is a native Californian. (Jim Shahin)

Here’s where you can get good American-style barbecue in Paris:

Blues Barb-B-Q

1 rue Sedaine

Owned by a former Texan and her French husband. Don’t miss her creamy mac ’n’ cheese, made from a family recipe, and his equally creamy cheesecake. Excellent sausage. Meaty, lightly charred pork ribs.

The Beast

27 rue Meslay

Moist, flavorful brisket. Get the gigantic crusty, succulent beef rib, which does its mentor, Louie Mueller Barbecue in Texas, proud. Boasts the best bourbon bar in town.


25 rue de Douai

Fantastic carnitas taco with pineapple salsa. Delicious rosy-red chuck flap (part of the bottom sirloin), a tasty, if untraditional, barbecue meat. Hand-cut, triple-fried French fries.

Floyd’s Bar & Grill

11 rue d’Enghien

Must-get: Pastis-flamed rich, meaty oysters Rockefeller, smoked bone marrow and unctuous pork belly topped with a strip of cracklin’. Tender, porkalicious spice-coated smoked ribs.

Frog Pubs

Multiple locations

Nine microbreweries, seven in Paris. Food includes a pulled pork sandwich, barbecue spare ribs and smoked beef tacos. The selection of in-house beers includes the black IPA Tha. . .Wack!, winner of the 2015 World Beer Awards.