Best Barbecue St. Louis 2013
Sugarfire Smoke House® may be the new kid on the block, having opened just last September, but it now stands at the very summit of the St. Louis barbecue kingdom. The menu is innovative — no other barbecue joint in town would dare offer a smoked portobello sandwich — but it does right by all the classics as well. The ribs are meaty, dark with dry rub, and they sing with smokiness. The brisket is tender with just the right amount of fat, and the jalapeño sausage singes while it satisfies. The sauces — Carolina mustard, horseradish, garlic mayo, hot barbecue — are all made in-house. Even the ketchup is a Sugarfire creation.