The Daily Meal has ranked "America's Best Ribs" in a slideshow, and three St. Louis restaurants are among the top twenty barbecue joints. Bogart's Smokehouse (1627 South Ninth Street; 314-621-3107) ranks #19, Roper's Ribs (6929 West Florissant Avenue, Jennings; 314-381-6200) is #18, and Pappy's Smok ... More >>
Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2013 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. To see hundreds more winners and finalists, suggest your own contenders and download the Riverfront Times Best ... More >>
You love the ribs at Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340). We love the ribs at Pappy's Smokehouse. Now Esquire (official slogan: "No. Not GQ. ESQUIRE") wants to know just how much you love Pappy's ribs. See Also: - "The Five Best Barbecue Spots in St. Louis" - "Best Pork Ribs (Barb ... More >>
meatlessmonday.comFiring up the grill for Meatless Monday? Not so fast. Since the beginning of year, the Meatless Monday movement has gained momentum, thanks to publicity from vegetarian Paul McCartney and carnivore Mario Batali. The Oprah Effect kicked in, with the former talk show queen off ... More >>
I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious.Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread. Ian Froeb
OK. It's a trick question because I'm eating this at my desk here at Gut Check International Headquarters. But from where does this pulled pork and chicken barbecue hail? And where is the cornbread I ordered?Ian FroebLeave your guesses in the comments. Hints forthcoming if no one guesses correctl ... More >>
Two years into the phenomenal run of Pappy's Smokehouse, the Midtown barbecue joint that has gained national attention and has lines out the door daily, co-owner Mike Emerson shares the secret of his success:"I'm a 54-year-old knucklehead who got lucky cooking barbecue."Robin WheelerMike Emerson, co ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergBarbecue legend Mike Mills, Memphis in May champion and owner of 17th Street Bar & Grill, is teaching a class on barbecue from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, January 16. The class will be held at the Ole Hickory Test Kitchen at 333 North Main Street in Cape Girardeau. The cost -- ... More >>
Pappy's Smokehouse (2008)The most annoying food comment we have to make to out-of-towners: "Yes, St. Louis has its own style of pizza." The runner-up? "No, St. Louis doesn't have its own style of barbecue." But now we do have Pappy's Smokehouse, whose meteoric rise from slightly hidden midtown ba ... More >>
Last week, TLC debuted a new show called BBQ Pitmasters, which follows several prominent members of the competitive-barbecue circuit as they take part in various competitions. This week's episode was filmed during September's Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-Off. Murphysboro, of course, is the home base of ... More >>
This isn't exactly news, but a colleague just mentioned an article from the September issue of Travel Leisure magazine naming the country's best barbecue restaurants. (I read through the archives of some of my fellow food bloggers without finding this story, but if I missed someone's scoop, I apol ... More >>
Royal Chinese Barbecue8406 Olive Boulevard314-991-1888The music is blasting, half the table is up dancing, and you're stuck screaming across the centerpiece to the groom's 80-year-old grandmother, whose name you can only remember because of her place card.The wedding round table never seems to wo ... More >>
Hedwig von Ebbel, Wikimedia CommonsAs I waddled back to my car last night after the latest Dorm Room dinner at Lafayette Square's 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, the evening air thick with woodsmoke from the grill where Marc Baltes was braising pork shoulder for the next seating, I wondered which ... More >>
Playboy has posted its picks for the top ten barbecue joints in America, and 17th Street Bar & Grill makes the cut. Here is some of what Sean McCusker writes about 17th Street and owner Mike Mills: Known throughout the barbecue world as "The Legend," Mike Mills is the Muhammad Ali of ribs. He's ... More >>
Ian FroebMike Emerson serving whole-hog barbecue at Pappy's Smokehouse in February.Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; Web site) owner Mike Emerson posted fantastic news on the STL Bites forum: His Midtown barbecue joint has been invited to participate in this year's Big Apple Barbecue Block Part ... More >>
The Dallas-based chain Genghis Grill is opening its first St. Louis-area location this Thursday, March 5, at 15819 Fountain Plaza Drive. It's a Mongolian barbecue joint, which means -- well, let's just let the company's own Web site describe the fun:Guests at Genghis Grill build their own bowls by c ... More >>
Details on a casting call for Food Network's Grill It with Bobby Flay.
Artists fling wide their doors this weekend
In honor of barbecue season and the tenth anniversary of the publication of his indispensible tome The Barbecue! Bible, author Steven Raichlen will put in an appearance at the St. Louis Jewish Community Center (2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur; 314-442-3299). www.bbqu.net On Tuesday, Jun ... More >>
www.bizfranchise.com I visit too many restaurants to cover in the print version of the RFT. From time to time I'll share my thoughts on these visits in briefer, less formal blog-exclusive reviews. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has three barbecue sauces. The original is sweet, with a slightly peppery fini ... More >>
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