St. Louis sits in the midst of a Triangle of Q, proscribed by powerhouses to the south (Memphis), east (the Carolinas), and west (Kansas City). But don't sleep on the excellent morsels of meat that St. Louis BBQ joints have to offer, including our local under-the-radar specialty, the crispy snoot. For that, we recommend at stop at Smoki-O's; check out our finger-lickin' recommendations for more spots to get your Q on.
It ain’t fancy, but this cozy neighborhood spot has built a solid reputation on its food: sandwiches like a classic Reuben, plus dinner from the smoker, from oak-roasted chicken and smashed potatoes to pork chops served on a cast-iron skillet with toasted barley and grilled veggies. Unique desserts, too.
It's an out-of-the-way spot on the North Riverfront that you might blink and miss...so close your eyes and follow your nose instead. Wings, hot links, pulled pork, rib tips, and a St. Louis specialty: crispy snoot. Plenty of sides and homemade desserts, too. Open 11 am-6 pm Tu & W, till 9 pm Th-Sa.