This isn't exactly news, but a colleague just mentioned an article
from the September issue of Travel + Leisure magazine
naming the country's best barbecue restaurants. (I read through the archives of some of my fellow food bloggers without finding this story, but if I missed someone's scoop, I apologize.)
The article, written by Matt and Ted Lee (a.k.a. the Lee Bros.
), names three St. Louis-area barbecue joints out of eighteen total: the 17th Street Bar & Grill
in O'Fallon, C&K Barbecue
in Jennings and Roper's Ribs
in Jennings. The article itself doesn't mention every one of the "best" barbecue joints, but there is also a slideshow
with a photograph of each.