It’s July. There’s NOTHING better than an ice cold beer and a smokey rib on a sultry summer weekend. Today, a few Delux staffers compiled a list of our favorite places to enjoy delicious carnivorous delights AND cool libations. The list is short, sweet, and to the point. The way ALL things should be in July.
DeWarren Smith, our awesome staff writer and MUSIC aficionado, says the Rib Shack is his favorite! The Rib Shack has been a Saint Louis favorite for wholesome, grilled food and a great atmosphere for years. It’s easily accessible location makes the Rib Shack your one stop shop for affordable homemade soul food, pulled pork, chicken, hot dogs, and more! If you’re in a rush, you can call in your order and head toward the drive through to pick it up! Incidentally, I think it’s Keith Griffin’s favorite as well! I think they’re ganging up on me! Head on over to one of two great locations and grab some goodness!THE RIB SHACK II 1300 Cass Ave • St. Louis, MO • 314-241-2223 www.ribshackstl.com THE RIB SHACK 8642 NATURAL BRIDGE RD • St. Louis, MO • 314-427-1777 www.ribshackstl.com Keep your eyes open for their Mild Pale Ale! Check out their website at: www.gb-beer.com Every finger-licking drop of sauce … oh my goodness. The menu offers pimento cheese, as well as a yummy chicken biscuit, which is a sweet nod to the southern influence that’s drizzled inbetwixt the darling decor and don’t-you-dare-miss sides. This food is made with love, people. L.O.V.E. And don’t let me start on the Desserts. Yes, Desserts. Capitalized for a reason. Because Smokey Chocolate Chip Cookies. Oh yes. And BOOZY milkshakes. Man. Get in there. Just go. Thank me later. Sugarfire Smokehouse 9200 Olive Blvd • Olivette • (314) 997-2301 www.sugarfiresmokehouse.com *They also have locations in O’Fallon and St. Chuck! Images by: Katherine Bish from the Sugarfire Website
4. URBAN CHESTNUT BREWING COMPANY’s WINGED NUT CHESTNUT ALEI remember the first time I tasted this deliciousness. It was actually at a beer tasting table inside a Schnuck’s. There was a kind young lad innocently offering a little taste. And I was all over it. I bought it, and actually went BACK to buy more because everyone drank it all! I’ve since been able to enjoy at a few of my favorite restaurants. Recently, at SubZero! This brew is balanced, boasts a hearty mouth-feel, and finishes with a tiny hint of sweetness that makes it go down oh so easy with your barbecue. Their beautiful website says: “we brew it with finely milled chestnuts (genus castanea …for you nut freaks), Willamette hops, and we ferment it with a Bavarian Weissbier yeast strain. All of these nuances contribute to its ‘nutty’ personality” Check it out at: http://urbanchestnut.com