November 19, 2012

Inside Hendricks BBQ

Partners Gurpreet Padda and Ami Grimes (Cafe Ventana, Sanctuaria and Diablitos Cantina) have opened a new venture, an upscale 'cue joint on Main Street in St. Charles, Hendricks BBQ.

Read Ian Froeb's Hendricks BBQ restaurant review.

Photos by Jennifer Silverberg for Riverfront Times.
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The "Half & Half" is half-rack of St. Louis-style and half-rack baby-back ribs, shown with a side of green beans.
The "Half & Half" is half-rack of St. Louis-style and half-rack baby-back ribs, shown with a side of green beans.
The "Maple Bacon Crunch" shake.
The "Maple Bacon Crunch" shake.
Chicken and dumplings is prepared fresh daily with veggies, pulled chicken, roasted garlic and made-from-scratch herb dumplings.
Chicken and dumplings is prepared fresh daily with veggies, pulled chicken, roasted garlic and made-from-scratch herb dumplings.
The shrimp and grits are served with Louisiana-style barbecue shrimp and Tillamook cheddar stone-ground grits.
The shrimp and grits are served with Louisiana-style barbecue shrimp and Tillamook cheddar stone-ground grits.
The "Manhattan on Tap" is Heaven Hill bourbon, Cocchi Torino and Angostura bitters.
The "Manhattan on Tap" is Heaven Hill bourbon, Cocchi Torino and Angostura bitters.
The smoked-brisket sandwich is served with housemade pickles and onion marmalade. It's shown here with sides of sweet-potato casserole and macaroni & cheese.
The smoked-brisket sandwich is served with housemade pickles and onion marmalade. It's shown here with sides of sweet-potato casserole and macaroni & cheese.
Chef Chris Lee in a basement storage area.
Chef Chris Lee in a basement storage area.
Mason jar water glasses ready to go to restaurant patrons.
Mason jar water glasses ready to go to restaurant patrons.
Left: "Porch Puppy's Puddle," made with cucumber-infused Ransom Old Tom gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, Creole bitters and club soda). Right: "Grandpa's Cough Syrup" is Mighty Leaf Rain Forest tea-infused Old Overholt rye whiskey, agave nectar, Big O Ginger liqueur, lemon juice and club soda.
Left: "Porch Puppy's Puddle," made with cucumber-infused Ransom Old Tom gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, Creole bitters and club soda). Right: "Grandpa's Cough Syrup" is Mighty Leaf Rain Forest tea-infused Old Overholt rye whiskey, agave nectar, Big O Ginger liqueur, lemon juice and club soda.
The former St. Charles Municipal Water Works building now houses Hendricks BBQ.
The former St. Charles Municipal Water Works building now houses Hendricks BBQ.