Before heading down to Branson, MO to take a test ride on Outlaw Run, I asked Facebook followers for a great place to grab some BBQ in MO, and Brian Princer suggested I hit Pappy’s Smokehouse in St. Louis.
How could I resist?
I hit Pappy’s at 3106 Olive Street around 2 p.m. The place was pretty full with just a few tables left. It’s your typical BBQ smokehouse style joint – walk up to the counter, place your order, and they’ll bring it to your table.
I ordered the Beef Brisket platter with sweet potato fries and deep fried corn as my sides. The biggest surprise was how fast it came out to my table. I barely had my coat off and a tray was down right in front of my face. As you can see in the photos, the brisket has a nice, subtle smoke ring and plenty of smokey flavor. I like to eat most of my brisket without sauce to get the full experience of the meat, but the Pappy’s Original Sauce was quite nice – a bit thicker than I like, but it had the perfect amount of heat.
Here are some photos….
If you’re in the area, I’d recommend giving it a try. I don’t get down south very much, so I’m always looking for great southern BBQ suggestions. Let’s get something started in the comments below – where is the best place to get great BBQ….WAY south of Chicago?