If you're like us, you can't wait for Memorial Day, the unofficial start of barbeque season. There's nothing quite like spending the evening with a cold beer and a plate piled high with chilled coleslaw, thick-cut French fries, and succulent barbeque. You can almost smell the tangy deliciousness of the North Carolina-style, vinegar-based barbeque wafting from these very words. But it could be that this article is helping you recall the smoky flavors of Texas beef brisket or the sweet molasses taste of Kansas City-style ribs…
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7. St. Louis, MO
Although good 'ole Saint Louie is home to several dozen barbeque joints, this is a bit of a wild card on this list. That's because many of the restaurants specialize in grilling rather than the distinct art of barbequing (cooking the meat with indirect heat and smoke). But the happy patrons of St. Louis-style barbeque don't discriminate, so we won't, either. By the way, those in STL like their barbeque heavily sauced. So if you're visiting one of the Gateway City's many barbeque spots, we don't recommend wearing white clothing.
Where to Try? Right now, TripAdvisor users say Pappy's Smokehouse isn't just the best barbeque joint, but also the best restaurant in all of St. Louis. Roper's Ribs comes in as a close second.