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St. Louis BBQ

Posted on June 2, 2021 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

While in St. Louis this past weekend, we had the opportunity to try a couple of BBQ joints. The first place we tried was Pappy’s Smokehouse.

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Pappy’s supposedly has the best ribs in America, according to the Food Network. We decided to all go there on Thursday after the tournament got rained out. All the matches that didn’t complete were pushed to the next day. As for us, we decided to use the time to grab some St. Louis BBQ.

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Pappy’s had a specific seating process whereby you can’t get seated until after you’ve placed your order and you can’t order until all of your party is present. As some of the people in our group were getting hangry, we decided to send four people in at a time since their tables were mostly four-tops.

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We sent Ramon, Dave, Karen, and Erica ahead of us while we waited for Tiffany and Donnie and the others. The others turned out to be just Ben because Kyle changed his mind and decided not to meet us at Pappy’s.

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I think Ben stepped away for a work phone call when this picture was taken.

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Here are some pictures of our food. Everything was delicious.

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Since they are known for their ribs, I decided to order a half rack and try it. The ribs were excellent and very flavorful, even without additional BBQ sauce.

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Salt + Smoke in Delmar is the other BBQ restaurant we tried. Theirs is also really good BBQ. The Salt + Smoke atmosphere is more upscale and they have individually wrapped BBQ sauces as a safety precaution.

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Only four of us – Karen, Chris, Brian and me – went this time.

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Here are some pictures of our food.

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I decided to order ribs again because I wanted to compare them. The dry rub at Salt + Smoke is excellent and the ribs were absolutely perfect; however, I found that I liked Pappy’s ribs better because Salt + Smoke’s ribs had a spicy kick which I think most people like but I didn’t much care for.

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The fries at Salt + Smoke were definitely way better than Pappy’s and the freshly baked popover bread was a really nice touch. I also enjoyed my mac and cheese a lot. Overall, as far as food goes, I think Salt + Smoke is better, but I liked Pappy’s ribs much more.

I’m sure the others would have liked to continue the St. Louis BBQ tour and try a few more places but I was quite happy with having tried two of them. We didn’t have much time for outings or other touristy things since I was focused on the pickleball tournament so I guess we will just have to go back and do those things next time. Until then, GNG.

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    Middle States Regional Championships  on June 7, 2021

    […] Anyway, because of the rain, they canceled all of the matches for the rest of the day so Erica and I didn’t get our singles medals until the next day. Since the rain put a damper on things (literally, no one could play pickleball because it was pouring outside and the courts were wet), a bunch of us decided to get some BBQ instead. […]

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