Travels: Pappy’s Smokehouse in St. Louis, Missouri
We stopped by this place after checking out the cooler than expected City Museum. We were hungry from exploring the caves and multi-story slides and the smell of BBQ really hits you as soon as you even approach the restaurant. There was a long line despite us getting there only a little after opening, but it moved quickly. There’s lots of porcine paraphernalia, maybe fun to some but I don’t really like getting reminders of what I’m eating. Like adopting a turkey before you eat it on Thanksgiving, weird. Anyway, got a half rack of ribs that were very tender and fell off the bone, burnt ends that were also succulent, moist, and flavorful, and pulled pork and chicken that were the most boring of the meat, but still good by any standards. Service is slick and efficient and the tables turn over at lightning speed. Check them out on Yelp or at their website.
And some St. Louis shots: