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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED ZydeQue Restaurant Review: Enjoying a meal of barbecue at ZydeQue, opened by the partners behind the seafood house G W Fins, may require a leap of faith: You must first agree that it's even possible for barbecue to be enjoyable in a traditional restaurant setting. Whereas running out of ribs and turkey by 8 p.m. on a Saturday is a forgivable quirk at a countryside barbecue joint where the pit-master's handshake is ample apology, it can threaten to ruin an evening at a restaurant off Bourbon Street after you've waited 30 minutes for a table. The best strategy here is to relax, whether that means downing another Abita Amber or letting your server do the ordering. We tried this approach recently and were rewarded with succulent pulled pork, alright brisket and chicken that was a bit over-smoked but not offensive. The country gumbo is coffee-dark and served with a scoop of potato salad in the center of the bowl. Side dishes run from unpleasantly sour winter-white cole slaw to fabulous smoke-tinged baked beans. The vibe is kick-back, with country music blaring and plenty of napkins to go around.