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Metro-East Will Get 1 of 3 New Sugarfire Smoke House Restaurants

Metro-East Will Get 1 of 3 New Sugarfire Smoke House Restaurants

Sugarfire Smoke House Restaurants Coming to O’Fallon, Farmington & Indianapolis

ST. LOUIS, MO/July 9, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Sugarfire Smoke House Restaurants – One of St. Louis’ favorite barbecue joints is branching out again, and metro-east residents will among the lucky diners who will benefit.  Sugarfire Smoke House is getting set to open three new locations, one in Farmington, Missouri, one in Indianapolis, and a third in O’Fallon, Illinois.  This will be the first Sugarfire Smoke House in Illinois.  On Monday, July 3rd, the O’Fallon City Council gave initial approval for the 3,800-square foot restaurant to be built at 1405 Green Mount Road.  Final approval is expected to come at the council’s July 17th meeting.  There’s no word on when the restaurant will open, but Green Olive Media, which handles publicity for the Sugarfire Smoke House family of restaurants, has confirmed founder, chef Mike Johnson and his partner chef Christina Fitzgerald are among the O’Fallon ownership team.

Barbecue fans in Indiana got their first taste of Sugarfire’s famous brisket, ribs, and pulled pork in May of this year, when it became the official barbecue of the Indianapolis 500.  The new Indianapolis barbecue restaurant will open this fall at 24 West Washington Street in the Mile Square section downtown.  The Indianapolis restaurant, like other Sugarfire locations, will feature a local dish.  In Indianapolis, it will be a fried pork sandwich (fried pork loin, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion and mayo). When it opens this fall, the 50-seat eatery will be the first Sugarfire Smoke House location outside of Missouri.  There are already six in the greater St. Louis area, including downtown St. Louis, Olivette, St. Charles, O’Fallon, Valley Park, and Washington, Missouri.

In announcing the new Indianapolis restaurant, Johnson and Fitzgerald also confirmed a rumored Sugarfire Smoke House planned for Farmington, Missouri.  The Farmington restaurant will be franchised by chef Mike Johnson’s uncle and aunt, Bill and Leanna Johnson.  His cousins, Charlie and Patrick, who’ve been working at the Olivette restaurant for the past several months will run the new establishment.

The Farmington restaurant will occupy a vacant storefront at 670 Walton Drive near the Walmart Supercenter.  The building had most recently housed a cosmetology school.  No opening date has been given for the new restaurant, but Sugarfire Smoke House Co-owner and Chef Christina Fitzgerald told the Daily Journal, a St. Francois County newspaper, that she expects the Farmington location to open in the next three to four months.  There’s no word yet what dish will be the local feature in Farmington, but the new place will feature Sugarfire’s classic slow-smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, burgers, creative sandwiches, and scratch-made sides that made the restaurant chain famous.

O’Fallon TV visited the Sugarfire Smoke House at 9955 Winghaven Blvd. in 2014, a few months after they opened.

The St. Louis-based barbecue restaurants began as a collaboration between fine dining chef Mike Johnson and pastry chef Carolyn Downs (Cyrano’s, Sugarfire Pie).  The original location in Olivette opened in 2012 and quickly won local and national acclaim.  The current Sugarfire Smoke House locations in Missouri include:

9200 Olive Blvd, Olivette, (314) 997-2301
3150 Elm Point Industrial Drive, St. Charles, (636) 724-7601
932 Meramec Station Road, Valley Park, (636) 825-1400
9955 Winghaven Blvd, O’Fallon, (636) 265-1234
512 West Front Street, Washington, (636) 432-5550
605 Washington Ave, St. Louis, (314) 394-1720

The new Sugarfire Smoke House locations are expected to have the same operating hours as the current locations which are open daily at 11:00 a.m. and close when they sell out (generally before 9:00 p.m.).

Docs Smokehouse in Edwardsville Wins National Acclaim

Docs Smokehouse in Edwardsville Wins National Acclaim

Metro East BBQ Joint Makes “Best of the Best” List

Edwardsville, IL/April 26, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – There is no doubt that some of the very best barbecue in the country can be found in St. Louis.  Several of our local smokehouses have won national acclaim.  And now, a metro east favorite, Doc’s Smokehouse at 1017 Century Drive in Edwardsville has been named to the “Best of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America!” list by the National Barbecue News.  The widely read monthly magazine is dedicated to the sport and business of barbecue.

Doc’s Smokehouse is the first barbecue restaurant in the entire St. Louis metro area to be named to NBBQN’s annual “Best of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America” guide, which is released each April.  To be eligible for the honor, a restaurant’s barbecue must be taste-tested, without notice or announcement, by an affiliate of the National Barbecue News.

Doc Richardson has been smoking meat forty years, including 10 years of competition on the pro circuit.  He and wife Susan spent two years developing and perfecting their special blend of rubs and sauces.  Over the years, Doc and Susan have won more than 200 barbecue awards, including a third place finish at the American Royal, the largest barbecue competition in the world.  They began catering in 2010 and opened their restaurant, Doc’s Smokehouse & Catering, in February 2014.  It has quickly become Edwardsville’s favorite barbecue joint.

Doc’s offers basic, solid barbecue with no pretension—slow-smoked meats and well-prepared sides, scratch-made with fresh ingredients.  Besides their award-winning St. Louis Spare Ribs, customers rave about their pulled pork, brisket, smoked chicken, turkey, and burnt ends.  The smoked chicken nachos are a favorite among customers, as are the mac ‘n’ cheese, corn casserole, baked beans, and sweet potato fries.  Dessert options change regularly, but they include an assortment of award-winning pies.

Doc’s Smokehouse & Catering is open Tuesday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  They also offer catering for all occasions.

Contact Information:

Doc’s Smokehouse & Catering
Owners: Doc and Susan Richardson
1017 Century Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: (618) 656-6060

THE GOBBLE STOP SMOKEHOUSE

THE GOBBLE STOP SMOKEHOUSE

St. Louis’ Smoked Poultry Expert Is Four – The Gobble Stop Smokehouse

CREVE COEUR, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) The Gobble Stop Smokehouse – In the Midwest, it’s not too hard to find good pulled pork or barbecued beef, but have you ever had smoked turkey ribs or fried corn?  Then you’ve probably never eaten at Gobble STOP Smokehouse, 1227 Castillon Arcade Plaza (Fee Fee Road and Olive Blvd.) in Creve Coeur.

This family-owned and operated smokehouse is all about smoked, barbecued poultry.  You won’t find pork or beef or fish on the menu, and you won’t miss them.  You will find smoked barbecued turkey and chicken paired with both traditional and innovative comfort foods.  Instead of short ribs or spareribs, they’re smoking turkey ribs.  Or try the smoked turkey tips and award-winning chicken wings.  Whether it’s a chicken Philly sandwich or classic smoked turkey drumstick, everything is seasoned with their signature rubs and spice blends.

Pair up the smoked poultry of your choice with traditional sides like baked beans, cole slaw or corn on the cob.  Or dip into their selection of their unique offerings like sweet potato fries, fried corn, fried green beans or collard greens.  They do sandwiches, salads and fresh cookies too.  Ever had a banana white chocolate chip walnut cookie fresh from the oven?

DeMarco Howard knew he needed to do something new after being laid off.  So, he went to culinary school at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park.  Then with the help of his brother DeMones and other family members, he opened Gobble STOP Smokehouse in 2012.  That sense of family and community flavors everything they do.

So what better way to celebrate the restaurant’s four-year anniversary than as part of the 4th annual “Brew in the Lou” festival at Francis Park?  The October 15th fundraiser (1-5 p.m.) benefits the Lutheran Elementary School Association of St. Louis.  And it’ll be a great opportunity to gobble up samples from “the Lou’s” smoked poultry experts.

Contact information:

Gobble STOP Smokehouse

1227 Castillon Arcade Plaza

Fee Fee Road & Olive Blvd.

Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Phone: 314-878-5586

HENDRICKS BBQ ANNOUNCES SUMMER WHISKEY KICK-OFF DINNER

Hendricks BBQ, St. Charles, MO

ST. CHARLES, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Hendricks BBQ has announced their “Summer Whickey Kick-Off Dinner to be held June 20, 2016 starting at 6:30 pm.  Hendricks BBQ is an award-winning BBQ restaurant located in the historic downtown district of St. Charles, MO.

Sufficient parking is located directly behind the restaurant.  Located one block north of Ameristar Casino.

Gourmet 4-Course Whiskey Pairing Dinner featuring 5 fine whiskeys from Makers Mark, Knob Creek & Jim Beam!

The 4-Course dinner will consist of the following:

  • Arrival Cocktail – Buffalo  Trace Kentucky Flower
  • Smoked Shrimp Cocktail – Eagle Rare 10 Year
  • Kentucky Bourbon Burgoo – Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
  • Dijon Glazed Steak – Original Sazerac Cocktail
  • Single Barrel Cupcake – Blantons Single Barrel

Five Paired Courses – $65.00

For more information or to purchase tickets: HendricksBBQ.com/summer-whiskey-kick-off/

Contact information:

Hendricks BBQ

1200 South Main Street

St. Charles, Missouri 63301

Phone: (636) 724-8600

Website: www.HendricksBBQ.com

Facebook: HendricksBBQ

Twitter: @HendricksBBQ

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