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.
- "The Five Best Barbecue Spots in St. Louis"
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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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
User "Metsfan84," Wikimedia CommonsMy colleague Chad Garrison passed along this Wall Street Journal article reviewing the food at the Yankees' and the Mets' new stadiums. Restaurateur extraordinaire Danny Meyer receives a whole lotta love for his offerings at the Mets' Citi Field. These include outp ... More >>
Today on the Daily RFT, my colleague Chad Garrison discussed the rather racy new Hardee's ad in which model and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi expresses her love for Hardee's Western Thickburger. Here's the commercial, which aired many times during this past weekend's NCAA basketball action: So is the ... 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 ... More >>