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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Cochon Noir Restaurant Review: Dry rub and plenty of hickory smoke are the keys to the winning food at Le Cochon Noir, a blues and barbecue joint in Philly's Parkside neighborhood, not far from the Please Touch Museum and the Mann. Start with a bowl of surprisingly smooth snapper soup, spiked with just enough sherry. Then move into meat territory---the dry-rubbed ribs are a must, as are the Texas-style smoky brisket and a jambalaya worthy of the Big Easy. Speaking of New Orleans, bananas Foster is available for dessert. Throw $20 into a pot on the table and you’ll get samples of everything coming out of the kitchen that night. The chef is Billy Grant, whose résumé includes stints at Sabrina’s Cafe, The Ritz-Carlton and Le Bec-Fin.