Ellisville, MO 63021
Riverfront Times's Description
While operating Mr. Harry’s Canival Foods at the Ballwin storefront that now houses BBQ ASAP, Jim and Mary Randall took an interest in barbecue. They joined the competitive circuit and now have the trophies to prove their prowess – including third place in pulled pork at the 2012 edition of the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (a.k.a. the “Super Bowl of Swine”). The pulled pork is excellent, but the brisket is the real draw, both thin slices from the flat end of the cut and the burnt ends. The latter are braised for several hours after being smoked and are fork-tender. Baby-back ribs, chicken and turkey are also available, but don’t neglect the house-smoked pastrami.
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2011 RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Year-Round Carnival.
Try a burnt ends sandwich, or any other BBQ item.
Awesome place. Get the burnt ends. Also try the corn pudding
Try the Pretzel Bun brisket sandwich! Or the ribs! Or any of the BBQ items. Mary is the BBQ queen!
Burnt ends are extremely good, but it's a really small portion for 8.50.
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