Drool-worthy BBQ that won’t break the bank – Bogart’s Smokehouse
ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Bogart’s Smokehouse – Who doesn’t love great barbecue? It’s an American favorite, with each region of the country having a signature style. St. Louis has no shortage of great barbecue joints representing a myriad of flavors and methods. Now a local favorite, Bogart’s Smokehouse, 1627 South 9th Street in Soulard, is making national waves again.
Already listed as one of the best places to get barbecue in St. Louis by the travel site Thrillist, they’re now calling Bogart’s the place to go for barbecue lovers on a budget. They specifically gave a shout out to Bogart’s smoked turkey sandwich, calling it a prime deal for thrifty travelers. And why not? At $11, it’s enough food for two and it’s really scrumptious!
That’s what happens when a barbecue master chef assembles a crew that strives to raise BBQ to a higher level. It’s slow smoked magic, and it’s the secret sauce behind the amazing food at Bogart’s Smokehouse in Soulard. Pit-master Chef Skip Steele is no stranger to barbecue lovers in the Gateway City. After all, as master-chef at Pappy’s Smokehouse, it was he who created the hybrid barbecue style ribs that made the Midtown St. Louis restaurant an instant classic. But then, Steele’s been designing and building grills since he was a teenager growing up in barbecue-rich Memphis, Tennessee. So the smoke is in his DNA.
At Bogart’s Smokehouse, Steele takes things to a new level, following his own rules and setting the standard for the new era of St. Louis barbecue. Take the ribs (and you’ll want to)! They’re slow-smoked and then finished in caramelized apricot glaze. Steele’s crew is smoking prime rib with onions, and smoking their own pastrami too, plus pulled pork, brisket, tri-tip, burnt ends and turkey. All of the meats taste great naked, but for sauce lovers, they have four available, so there’s something for each taste. Sauces include the Sweet Maegan Ann, a sweet and smoky Kansas City style; the spicy VooDoo Sauce, which they call an 8 on a heat scale of 1-10; the sweet and tangy Pineapple Express, which as the name suggests, is made with pineapple juice; and a North Carolina style vinegar sauce called Mad Maddie’s.
You could say Bogart’s barbecue dishes come with a side of service. Diners are often greeted with a free rib to enjoy while they wait in line. That’s not to say they don’t have top tier sides to pair with that smoky goodness. There are the expected accompaniments of slaw, chips, applesauce and baked beans. But there’s also deviled egg potato salad, BBQ pork skins, and a Southern delicacy: spicy-sweet fire and ice pickles!
No wonder Bogart’s has received so much praise since opening in 2011. The RFT called them the best barbecue in St. Louis. And in 2015, Bogart’s was named one of Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. That honor was based on user reviews. Bogart’s came in 34th, the highest ranking St. Louis restaurant on the list. The only real trouble with Bogart’s Smokehouse is that they’re not open for dinner most nights. They’re open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 to 4ish, and Friday & Saturday 10:30 – 8:00ish—or whenever they sell out!
1627 South 9th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104