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PM BBQ 

Smoked for twelve hours and as tender as medium-rare roast beef, the brisket is as good as any in town. Brisket is a cut that's prone to dryness, which makes PM's preparation all the more impressive, given that they slice the meat about a quarter of an inch thick, not paper thin, allowing a smaller margin for error. Continue reading Ian Froeb's review of PM BBQ. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
PM BBQ
Long Rd. & Edison Ave. Chesterfield, MO 63005
Chesterfield
636-536-1966
Halved chicken and turkey breast in the smoker.
One of the owners of PM BBQ, Paul Lamers, with chickens, behind the restaurant at the smoker.
Candy Lamers, Paul's wife, puts in quite a bit of time at the restaurant, too.
Candy's brother, Curtis Barry, made all the tables for them.
You can buy more than meat at PM.
Paul Lamers, and his partner Mark Ruck, won various BBQ contests, which was part of why they decided to finally open their own place.
Paul Lamers, and his partner Mark Ruck, won various BBQ contests, which was part of why they decided to finally open their own place.
Paul Lamers out by the smoker.
Mmm... ribs.... prepared fresh daily. And what doesn't get sold that day winds up in the hands of Ladue Chapel's network of shelters that can take prepared foods.
Pulling the pork for a sandwich.
Making the brisket sandwich.
Each table comes with the obligatory roll of paper towels. But is also accompanied by the house made BBQ sauces.
Smoked 1/2 chicken with green beans and house made applesauce.
Pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries and coleslaw.
Sliced Brisket Sandwich, which is smoked for 12 hours, with sweet corn spoonbread and smokehouse beans.
A full slab of back ribs with french fries and cole slaw.
The wood on the restaurant walls comes from a barn that was torn down in the '70s in the bootheel of Missouri.
PM (for Paul and Mark) BBQ opened in March of this year. Paul had been in medical sales and Mark is a partner at an environmental clean-up company.
Regular customer and BBQ fan, Major DeBerry, enjoying thre Smoked 1/2 chicken at PM BBQ.
Regular customer and BBQ fan, Major DeBerry, enjoying thre Smoked 1/2 chicken at PM BBQ.
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Halved chicken and turkey breast in the smoker.
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