Matt Stiffelman

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Heavy Riff Teams Up With Vernon's BBQ

    Less than two months after debuting its first beer, the Velvet Underbrown, Heavy Riff Brewing (6413 Clayton Avenue) is rolling out a food menu. It gets better -- the grub will be provided by Vernon's BBQ (6707 Vernon Avenue; 314-726-1227). After all, what's better than beer and barbecue? (The answer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    First Look: Vernon's BBQ and Catering

    Putting the smoker on a trailer out in front of the restaurant was totally a strategic move. Matt Stiffelman and Tim Zolman's new barbecue joint, Vernon's (6707 Vernon Avenue, University City; 314-726-1227), lures customers with the scent of slowly smoking pork, beef and chicken that encircles the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    U. City 'Cue: Vernon's Nears Debut, Sir's Still Silent

    We first heard about Vernon's BBQ & Catering (6707 Vernon Avenue, University City; 314-620-4231) late this spring. At the time, owner Matt Stiffelman told us he hoped to hold a soft opening of his barbecue joint within a few weeks of our conversation. Several months later, Vernon's debut finally ap ... More >>